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(Yahoo)   For 12,000 dollars, a Houston restaurant is offering a 10 course meal based on what Titanic passengers ate during the maiden voyage. Ice and Saltwater will be served after dessert   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 70
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2012-03-29 09:11:13 PM
Gargle, gargle, gargle...
 
2012-03-29 09:12:16 PM
For 12,000 dollars, you can get tickets to Hawaii and eat coconuts and pineapples like the castaways on Gilligan's Island.
 
2012-03-29 09:12:47 PM
A bargain at twice the price!


/has a reservation
 
2012-03-29 09:13:07 PM
If I wanted to eat something chilly, damp and fishy-smelling, I'd still be with the ex...
 
2012-03-29 09:13:25 PM
Great article.
 
2012-03-29 09:13:47 PM
that's cold, subs
 
2012-03-29 09:14:02 PM
ummm, is the article missing?
 
2012-03-29 09:14:39 PM
I'll take eight!
 
2012-03-29 09:14:39 PM
Ah, the idle rich; let's subsidize them some more, shall we?

;)
 
2012-03-29 09:15:52 PM

bump: If I wanted to eat something chilly, damp and fishy-smelling, I'd still be with the ex...


1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-03-29 09:18:03 PM
I can feed an army for 12k! What in the hell are they serving that is worth that price?
 
2012-03-29 09:19:02 PM

bump: If I wanted to eat something chilly, damp and fishy-smelling, I'd still be with the ex...


HIYO!

/Ed McMahon
 
2012-03-29 09:20:14 PM
images.wikia.com

Disapproves.
 
2012-03-29 09:21:39 PM
$1,000 a plate for a super-fancy meal? ::shrug:: I wouldn't blink at $100 for a really good restaurant meal, and there are LOTS of people who make more than 10 times as much as I do (especially in Houston), so eh.
 
2012-03-29 09:28:48 PM
imgboot.com
 
2012-03-29 09:31:04 PM
too soon
 
2012-03-29 09:32:11 PM
That's a long song. I don't think I could remember all the words if I were drunk.
 
2012-03-29 09:34:00 PM
It's a nice gesture, but in 1912, shipboard foods would not have been all that good even in First Class, due to refrigeration and storage problems.

The Titanic did however have a lot of fine wines, and they advertised "---Lager beer, 1 quart, Munich's finest---" at 2 shillings and sixpence, and since a pound was about 1/4 ounce of gold at the time, that works out to about $51.56 for one quart of beer.

Pretty expensive drinking.
 
2012-03-29 09:34:33 PM
The menu reads like Chili's.
 
2012-03-29 09:38:08 PM
Would be hilarious if you had to pay first, and the final meal was army rations that they handed out to all the passengers and crew.

mmm, meatloaf in a tin can
 
2012-03-29 09:41:15 PM
I have a gas: let's resurrect some bits from the Titanic, organic, mind you, and transgenetize them into a meal worth millions...

I bet one k on odds many will bite both literally and figuratively.

CDP.

;)
 
2012-03-29 09:42:05 PM
British food? Like they ate 100 years ago? For $12000? Sign me up!
 
2012-03-29 09:42:50 PM
One of the hobbies I used to indulge in is making authentic recipes from an earlier age. The food can either be good, or it can be authentic 1912 cuisine from a ship.

Here's the alleged last meal from the Titanic. (new window) The oysters were probably outright dead long before shucking. Beef soup with boiled scallops. Poached Salmon with Mousseline probably holds up well for most of us, but the sauce was likely the texture of whipped cream, which was part of the fashion of the day. A perfectly good but overcooked filet mignon (likely what we'd call medium-well and not looking much like what we'd call a filet) hidden in a tomato-paste based sauce, chicken in a strongly flavored vinegar and demiglace sauce, stringy duck, heavily aged squab, carrots cooked into a fine paste, peas cooked into a fine paste, and on and on. And to top it all off, what we'd call jello, but probably not refined to modern tastes...before the advent of modern gelatin refining, it would have only a mild barnyard taste.

Most of us with modern tastes, preferring beef that tastes like beef, chicken that tastes like chicken, seafood that tastes like seafood, veggies that were in the ground or on the plant at least last month, would probably find these things kind of gross. Even the one-ingredient dishes that should be lovely in a proper setting were probably canned or prepared in ways we'd find yucky today. British and American "fancy" food in the early 20th century reads more like a dare than a diet.

/Could have been worse. Could've been from the early 1940s.
 
2012-03-29 09:44:37 PM
veryhilarious.com
 
2012-03-29 09:45:31 PM

griffithkimberly: The menu reads like Chili's.


That's what I was thinking too.

That's not the kind of place I imagine spending 12K for a meal.
 
2012-03-29 09:46:19 PM
www.cullenshouston.com
 
2012-03-29 09:50:41 PM
Anyone who pays $12,000 to eat at that restaurant needs their head examined.
 
2012-03-29 09:55:02 PM
at $12k I hope it at least comes with a reach around
 
2012-03-29 09:59:19 PM
The 1% = "I have so much money I have no clue what to do with it."

/seriously, I pity them - they are literally hopeless
 
2012-03-29 09:59:26 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: That's a long song. I don't think I could remember all the words if I were drunk.


But if you were sober, would you post in the right thread?

whatshisname: Anyone who pays $12,000 to eat at that restaurant needs their head examined.


Good thing it's for 12 people then.
 
2012-03-29 10:03:23 PM

de_Selby: [www.cullenshouston.com image 640x252]


Seems odd that Jameson is the featured Scotch every day of the week.
 
2012-03-29 10:07:10 PM

LabGrrl: One of the hobbies I used to indulge in is making authentic recipes from an earlier age. The food can either be good, or it can be authentic 1912 cuisine from a ship.

Here's the alleged last meal from the Titanic. (new window) The oysters were probably outright dead long before shucking. Beef soup with boiled scallops. Poached Salmon with Mousseline probably holds up well for most of us, but the sauce was likely the texture of whipped cream, which was part of the fashion of the day. A perfectly good but overcooked filet mignon (likely what we'd call medium-well and not looking much like what we'd call a filet) hidden in a tomato-paste based sauce, chicken in a strongly flavored vinegar and demiglace sauce, stringy duck, heavily aged squab, carrots cooked into a fine paste, peas cooked into a fine paste, and on and on. And to top it all off, what we'd call jello, but probably not refined to modern tastes...before the advent of modern gelatin refining, it would have only a mild barnyard taste.

Most of us with modern tastes, preferring beef that tastes like beef, chicken that tastes like chicken, seafood that tastes like seafood, veggies that were in the ground or on the plant at least last month, would probably find these things kind of gross. Even the one-ingredient dishes that should be lovely in a proper setting were probably canned or prepared in ways we'd find yucky today. British and American "fancy" food in the early 20th century reads more like a dare than a diet.

/Could have been worse. Could've been from the early 1940s.


I know that some culinary historians are still puzzling over some of the items mentioned on other Titanic menus.
 
2012-03-29 10:10:39 PM

bmfderek: de_Selby: [www.cullenshouston.com image 640x252]

Seems odd that Jameson is the featured Scotch every day of the week.


Especially since it's Irish Whiskey and not Scotch at all.
 
2012-03-29 10:13:12 PM
You can do this in Halifax for $45. http://thepressgang.net/index.php?/titanic-set-menu.html

Minus the fancy room and 11 friends, I suppose, but the Press Gang's not a bad spot and the scotch selection is pretty good if you stick around for a night cap.
 
2012-03-29 10:20:19 PM
First class in 1912 is appalling today. Seriously you travel better in third class today than even the most refined travelers on the Titanic did in 1913. Lousy hot water, poor cabin heaters, coal dust everywhere and damn near inedible meals what joy!
 
2012-03-29 10:23:24 PM

LabGrrl: One of the hobbies I used to indulge in is making authentic recipes from an earlier age. The food can either be good, or it can be authentic 1912 cuisine from a ship.

Here's the alleged last meal from the Titanic. (new window) The oysters were probably outright dead long before shucking. Beef soup with boiled scallops. Poached Salmon with Mousseline probably holds up well for most of us, but the sauce was likely the texture of whipped cream, which was part of the fashion of the day. A perfectly good but overcooked filet mignon (likely what we'd call medium-well and not looking much like what we'd call a filet) hidden in a tomato-paste based sauce, chicken in a strongly flavored vinegar and demiglace sauce, stringy duck, heavily aged squab, carrots cooked into a fine paste, peas cooked into a fine paste, and on and on. And to top it all off, what we'd call jello, but probably not refined to modern tastes...before the advent of modern gelatin refining, it would have only a mild barnyard taste.

Most of us with modern tastes, preferring beef that tastes like beef, chicken that tastes like chicken, seafood that tastes like seafood, veggies that were in the ground or on the plant at least last month, would probably find these things kind of gross. Even the one-ingredient dishes that should be lovely in a proper setting were probably canned or prepared in ways we'd find yucky today. British and American "fancy" food in the early 20th century reads more like a dare than a diet.

/Could have been worse. Could've been from the early 1940s.


I had intended on throwing a little dinner party on April 14 using that first class menu (8 of the 10 courses, and only one item from each of the bigger ones). But then I realized that I live in a small apartment and didn't have anyone to invite who would appreciate the whole Titanic thing so I abandoned that idea. I'll probably make it over the course of that week. I did get (modern) recipes for the various dishes and have made a few of them, like chicken lyonnaise, parmentier potatoes, and cream of barley soup.
 
2012-03-29 10:25:53 PM
The chair arrangements can still be re-arranged, right?
 
2012-03-29 10:31:59 PM

Tempest2097: bmfderek: de_Selby: [www.cullenshouston.com image 640x252]

Seems odd that Jameson is the featured Scotch every day of the week.

Especially since it's Irish Whiskey and not Scotch at all.


So you see what I did there.
 
2012-03-29 10:32:42 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Good thing it's for 12 people then.


Yeah, that's much better. $1000 a person for a place that specializes in bar snacks.
 
2012-03-29 10:35:54 PM

whatshisname: Anyone who pays $12,000 to eat at that restaurant needs their head examined.



$12,000 for 12.

$1,000 per head is incredibly expensive, but not unheard of at all in many top end restaurants if it includes quality top quality wines.
 
2012-03-29 10:37:07 PM

AliceBToklasLives: The 1% = "I have so much money I have no clue what to do with it."

/seriously, I pity them - they are literally hopeless


I've been around rich people all my life. There's some in my family who own enough real estate to start their own country if they could get away with the secession.

The only thing most rich people want is to have more than anybody else and a little extra. Their wealth puts them on a level of existence that most of us can't comprehend. Their wealth imbues them immense feelings of gluttony (gluttony in the sense that nobody else can have any) and lust (lust in the sense of power for power's sake).

And now the future of our planet is going to be decided by a handful of men who don't think they have enough ivory backscratchers. .
 
2012-03-29 10:39:09 PM

Coelacanth: AliceBToklasLives: The 1% = "I have so much money I have no clue what to do with it."

/seriously, I pity them - they are literally hopeless

I've been around rich people all my life. There's some in my family who own enough real estate to start their own country if they could get away with the secession.

The only thing most rich people want is to have more than anybody else and a little extra. Their wealth puts them on a level of existence that most of us can't comprehend. Their wealth imbues them immense feelings of gluttony (gluttony in the sense that nobody else can have any) and lust (lust in the sense of power for power's sake).

And now the future of our planet is going to be decided by a handful of men who don't think they have enough ivory backscratchers. .


No,

'tis'n't.

;)

P.S. CDP.
 
2012-03-29 10:43:56 PM

LabGrrl: One of the hobbies I used to indulge in is making authentic recipes from an earlier age. The food can either be good, or it can be authentic 1912 cuisine from a ship.

Here's the alleged last meal from the Titanic. (new window) The oysters were probably outright dead long before shucking. Beef soup with boiled scallops. Poached Salmon with Mousseline probably holds up well for most of us...


Not to put too fine a point on it, but I'm guessing the salmon wasn't fresh caught off the bow that morning.
 
2012-03-29 10:47:16 PM
If I had $12,000 and I was in Houston, I'd get $10 worth of fresh kolaches to go, buy a good six shooter and a belt holster, then spend the rest on a good motorcycle to get the hell out of Texas.
/FarkingHo-dunkPo-dunkWellThemThereMFers
 
2012-03-29 10:55:15 PM

Bungles: whatshisname: Anyone who pays $12,000 to eat at that restaurant needs their head examined.


$12,000 for 12.

$1,000 per head is incredibly expensive, but not unheard of at all in many top end restaurants if it includes quality top quality wines.


Yes, but this is at a Texas grill headed by a former hotel chef...

French Laundry tasting menu with caviar and truffle supplement - $350 p.p. plus wine
Le Bernardin tasting menu - $300 including wine.
El Bulli - about $300 plus wine
 
2012-03-29 10:57:08 PM

whatshisname: Bungles: whatshisname: Anyone who pays $12,000 to eat at that restaurant needs their head examined.


$12,000 for 12.

$1,000 per head is incredibly expensive, but not unheard of at all in many top end restaurants if it includes quality top quality wines.

Yes, but this is at a Texas grill headed by a former hotel chef...

French Laundry tasting menu with caviar and truffle supplement - $350 p.p. plus wine
Le Bernardin tasting menu - $300 including wine.
El Bulli - about $300 plus wine


Charcuterie de monie redux...

;)
 
2012-03-29 11:00:50 PM
And as a finale, the waiter goes down
 
2012-03-29 11:01:41 PM

djkutch: [Rose on door while jack freezes.jpg]


Room wasn't the problem, after Jack used up most of his strength to get Rose on the door his own attempt to climb up threatened to dump Rose. He gave up trying because he was exhausted and didn't want to risk killing Rose too.

Whats really farked is if Rose had kept her dumb ass on the lifeboat that would have saved her then Jack would never have had to use up energy finding her and rescuing her from a fellow passenger after the ship went down so he would have had plenty of time and energy to climb up on a piece of debris on his own before the cold sapped his strength and he probably(well at least more probably) would have survived.

Hell who knows, Jack was resourceful and a little bit of a conman, he might even have found a way to talk his way onto a lifeboat if he hadn't had to spend all that time running away from Cal with Rose

Rose did kill Jack but not by keeping him off the door.
 
2012-03-29 11:02:29 PM

whatshisname: Bungles: whatshisname: Anyone who pays $12,000 to eat at that restaurant needs their head examined.


$12,000 for 12.

$1,000 per head is incredibly expensive, but not unheard of at all in many top end restaurants if it includes quality top quality wines.

Yes, but this is at a Texas grill headed by a former hotel chef...

French Laundry tasting menu with caviar and truffle supplement - $350 p.p. plus wine
Le Bernardin tasting menu - $300 including wine.
El Bulli - about $300 plus wine




But if this menu is actually what it claims to be, it comes with 12 different wines, which if they're appropriate replacements for what was served, could easily bring the price up to that.

They won't be, obviously. They'll be Lambrini and White Lightening.
 
2012-03-29 11:04:13 PM
"...you also get to dine at Macy's Table, the exclusive room suspended from the ceiling of the restaurant."

Am I the only one that thinks serving a disaster themed meal in a suspended room is just asking for trouble?
 
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