November 15

11-15

Grape Fruit Coupe
Devilled Crabs
Toasted Triangles
Roast Stuffed Capon
Celery
Creamed Potatoes
Mashed Squash
Vanilla Ice Cream, *Dewey Sauce
Crackers
Cheese
Café Noir

In 1914 November 15 was a Sunday.

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November 8

11-08

Chicken Consommé
Bread Sticks
Fillets of Halibut, Loomis
Cucumber Ribbons
Roast Duck
Hominy, Southern Style
*Orange Mint Salad
Coupe Hélène
Marguerites
Bent’s Water Crackers
Camembert
Café Noir

In 1914 November 8 was a Sunday.

No recipe for a Coupe Hélène, but there is one for Glacé Héléne, which is molded vanilla ice cream with a fruity cream center. Maybe this dessert is the ice cream served  in a coupe class, topped with fruit and whipped cream.

Bent cold water crackersI am so excited to see Bent’s Water Crackers on this menu! The G. H. Bent Company was in the next town over from me, In 1801 Josiah Bent began selling water crackers and hardtack. In fact, Bent was one of the top producers of hardtack for the Union Army. Water crackers were like common crackers, but a bit smaller or like oyster crackers, but bigger. Or so my research has shown. The bakery closed a few years ago, although one can still see the historic building.

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November 1

11-01

Grape Fruit Coupe
Roast Ribs of Beef
*Yorkshire Pudding
Franconia Potatoes
Mashed Turnips
Crême au Fruit
Sponge Drops
Toasted Crackers
Cheese
Café Noir

In 1914 November 1 was a Sunday.

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October 18

10-18

Grape Fruit Coupe
*Roasted Pigeons
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Brussels Sprouts
Stuffed Tomato Salad
Toasted Crackers
Coffee Ice Cream
Chocolate Cake
Toasted Crackers
Camembert
Café Noir

In 1914 October 18 was a Sunday.

Toasted crackers twice!

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October 14, Formal Dinner

10-14

Canapés à la Rector
Consommé Julienne
Pulled Bread
Olives
Salted Almonds
Halibut au Lit
Dressed Cucumbers
*Shapleigh Timbales
Saddle of Mutton
Fried Potato Balls
French Peas
Lakewood Salad
Mosaic Sandwiches
Cadillac Coupe
Rolled Nut Wafers
Bonbons
Wheat Crisps
Roquefort Cheese
Café Noir

In 1914 October 14 was a Wednesday.

I’m guessing Consommé Julienne is Julienne Soup with consommé instead of stock.

Rector’s was a restaurant on Broadway in Manhattan, very famous in the nineteen-teens. Presumably they made canapés like this.

Despite how fancy French Peas sounds, it’s just canned peas reheated in butter. Unless they meant Peas à la Francaise.

The recipe for Cadillac Coupe vexes me. I can’t find it anywhere and it’s not obvious what it is, other than a dessert served in a coupe glass. Searching for “cadillac coupe”  on-line is not helpful

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April 15

04-15Oyster Stew
Oyster Crackers
Casserole of Beef
Dinner Rolls
Dressed Lettuce
*Stuffed Figs
Vanilla Coupe
Lady Fingers

In 1914 April 15 was a Wednesday.

I haven’t been able to find the recipe for Vanilla Coupe. Most of the other coupe recipes are fruit served in a coupe glass with an ice or ice cream and maybe some liqueur. I’m very curious about this one.

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