News 92 FM/Houston To Give Away Recreation Of Titanic's Last Opulent Dinner
March 28, 2012 at 8:11 AM (PT)
RADIO ONE News KROI (NEWS 92 FM)/HOUSTON and CULLEN'S restaurant are honoring the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic with a recreation of the ten-course dinner served to first-class passengers on the ship the night it went down in the ATLANTIC OCEAN. One listener and a guest will win the sumptuous meal, served at the unusual MACY'S Table setting within CULLEN'S, after a tour of "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition" at the HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE on APRIL 14th.
The meal, a served on the Titanic plus some TEXAS-specific enhancements, will start with hors d'oeuvres including Oysters ala Russe and Canapes a l'Amiral, followed by a first course of Consomme Olga and port wine and beef consomme with MAINE scallops, parsley, and celeriac. The second course will feature poached Scottish salmon in a sauce Mousseline with cucumber, caviar, and chives, with the third course including Filet Medallions Lilli, seared Foie Gras with Pomme Anna, artichokes, truffles, and sauce Perigueux, and chicken saute with sauce Lyonnais and stuffed zucchini. A fourth course will offer roast rack of lamb in mint sauce, roast duck in an apple puree, and beef sirloin with Pomme Chateaux, plus sides of buttered green peas, creamed carrots, rice pilaf, Pomme Parmentier, and boiled new potatoes. A Punch Romaine will serve as the fifth course, roast PENNSYLVANIA squab with watercress, herbed croute, bread sauce, and game ships coming out as the sixth course, chilled asparagus in a vinagrette with Salad Frisee, oranges, and radish for the seventh course, and pate de foie gras with celery salad, a toasted brioche, and sauterne jelly for the eighth course. A ninth course of desserts will include Waldorf pudding, poached HILL COUNTRY Peaches, Chartreuse jelly, chocolate and vanilla eclairs, and French vanilla ice cream, and the last course will offer a selection of TEXAS cheese with fresh seasonal tree- and vine-ripened fruit. The last will be accompanied by a bottle of Armagnac brandy from 1900, valued at about $400 per ounce.
"This tragic milestone has captured a seemingly permanent place in the world's collective memory," said NEWS 92 FM News Director DENISE BISHOP, "and I have no doubt that our listeners will be interested in hearing more about the voyage, its luxury, and its tragedy, as we draw closer to this historic anniversary. And as a news station, we are always happy to add our support to the MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE."
The meal will be given away to one winner of a contest being held at the station's website. Others can buy the meal for $12,000 for parties of twelve diners.