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Dinner De Gala Menu From The Compagne Generale Transatlantique French Line Ship, S.S. France, Dated July 30, 1974

Dinner De Gala Menu From The Compagne Generale Transatlantique French Line Ship, S.S. France, Dated July 30, 1974


10 1/2" x 8 1/4" with beautiful color artwork on front cover entitled, "Versailles, Le Chateau au siecle de Louis XIV." The S.S. France was one of the last transatlantic liners. "One area given an unusual amount of attention was the ship's kitchens; 1,500 square meters in area, and placed almost amidships, between the two dining rooms which the one kitchen served. It was thought by the CGT directors that the France would not only display the best in French art and design, but also French cuisine. The kitchens were equipped with the most advanced machinery available, as well as many traditional cooking aides, including a stove that was 12 meters long and 2.5 meters wide. Staffed with 180 of France's best cooks, sauce and pastry chefs, rotisserie cooks, head waiters and wine stewards, this team made the France one of the finest restaurants in the world." This is reflected in the menu offerings. Chef des Cuisines: Ettienne Kraemer. The menu is titled "Diner de Gala" on the inside of the front page; the menu is offered in French only on the facing page. Also includes seven 4-page inserts offering schedules of events for each day including July 25 - July 31, 1974. In each schedule, 2 pages are in English and 2 pages are in French. Very light wear to the extremities. A wonderful menu with cover art that is highly collected.

Inventory Number: 39921

$35.00