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Menu of Titanic’s last meal sold for 76k pounds

Sunday - Apr 01, 2012, 02:51pm (GMT+5.5)
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London - A menu of the last meal served to first-class passengers on board the ill-fated Titanic has been sold for 76,000 pounds.

It was among hundreds of items from the ship that were auctioned in Wiltshire ahead of the 100th anniversary of its sinking in the Atlantic Ocean.

The menu was dated 14 April 1912, the day the cruiser hit an iceberg and sank, killing 1,522 people.

It featured several courses, such as eggs Argenteuil, consomme fermier and chicken a la Maryland.

“It’s a fascinating snapshot of life on board as a first-class passenger,” the BBC quoted auctioneer Andrew Aldridge as saying.

“What we have to consider is that the Titanic was regarded as the finest restaurant afloat and this does illustrate that point. There are over 40 different options for one lunch,” he said.

The menu was on the table of the first-class passenger Dr Washington Dodge, a prominent banker from San Francisco who was on the ship with his wife and son.





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