A RECREATION OF THE LAST DINNER SERVED TO FIRST CLASS PASSENGERS ON THE ILL-FATED 'TITANIC' EXACTLY A 100 YEARS AGO WILL BE HELD AT HULLETT HOUSE HOTEL HONGKONG ON 14 APRIL 2012 AT RM 7,500 PER PERSON.
The menu served to First Class passengers aboard the Titanic on the fatal evening of 14 April 1912 when it sank to the bottom of the sea, bringing with it 1,517 passengers and spawning the blockbuster movie of same name
J.P Hennessey Room in Hullett House Hotel Hongkong where the magnificent repast will be recreated on 14 April 2012
IT IS NOW EXACTLY 100 YEARS WHEN THE GREAT, MIGHTY AND UNSINKABLE 'TITANIC' SHIP SAILED FROM SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND TO NEW YORK AND WENT DOWN LIKE A PRICKED BALLOON ON ITS VERY FIRST MAIDEN VOYAGE.
THE OWNER, WHITE STAR SHIPPING LINE, TRUMPETED AND BOASTED TO ONE AND ALL ITS BRAND NEW SHIP, CALLED 'TITANIC' WAS PHYSICALLY UNSINKABLE AS IT USED THE LATEST METHOD, MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY OF THE DAY. OF COURSE THAT WAS IN 1912 WHICH IS A CENTURY AGO AND WHAT THEY ASSUMED TO BE 'LATEST TECHNOLOGY' WILL SEEM LIKE OLD HAT TODAY.
The majestic and 'unsinkable' Titanic that went down like a stone when it hit a bigger stone ie massive iceberg! 1,517 passengers died, with many from the Third Class since they were poor immigrants and priority was given to women and children. Many lifeboats were only half full as they were loaded onto the water.
Titanic dinner plate that will be served once again on 14 April 2012
Of course White Star should never have boasted so shamelessly as that provoked the Fates which set out to unravel the company's over flaunting of its pride and joy by sinking the unsinkable 'Titanic' on its first and last voyage and resulting in nearly 1,300 deaths and a massive block buster movie of the same name. Plus a hit song.
One should never tempt Fate. Which is why I always claim to be the Greatest Journalist This Side of the Observable Universe as, unlikely as it may be, there could be a greater writer in the Dark, Unobservable Universe who could sue me. By inserting this caveat, I am safe!
Now in honour of that momentous occasion all of which have no remembrance as even if you were born in 1912, you would only be 1 year old and would be unaware. Everyone who was alive and read about the sinking are all dead and buried. But 'Titanic' lives on and on and on due to the romance and drama plus the fact so many millionaires went down with the ship and tales of pure heroism and unbelievable cowardice.
It would be nice if Cunard or Malaysia Shipping Lines rebuild the 'Titanic' in every detail but failing that, Hullett House Hotel in Hongkong has decided to recreate the very dinner served onboard the 'Titanic' the very night it sank to the bottom of the sea.
I am not sure if this is good feng shui to dine on what proved to be the last supper 14.4.12 which contains a double 4. The more superstitious might fear their bank accounts might sink too after dining on 'Titanic's last dinner but one does not live based on old wives' tales! So to me, if you can afford to pay RM 7,500 per person for this meal, your feng shui is good enough and you shoudl enjoy your wealth on dining on what was served to fellow millionaires a century ago!
J.P Hennessey Room in Hullett House Hotel Hongkong where the meal will be served on dry land
Hullett House Hotel Hongkong will offer a safe and peaceful environment for the Titanic meal unless it is hit by a 200 ft tsunami.
Titanic White Star logo
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Hullett House Launches “Dinner on RMS Titanic”
A Recreation of the Opulent First Class Dinner on The Titanic to
Commemorate the Centenary of Her First and Last Voyage
First Dinner to be held on April 14th 2012…..with Heidsieck Monopole Gout Americain Champagne 1907 –
as originally served on the cruise ship
In honour of the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s first and last voyage, Hullett House is recreating the lavish ten-course dinner menu served in the ship’s First Class Dining saloon on April 14th 1912, the last dinner to be ever served there.
The classic menu is being recreated by Michelin-star Chef Philippe Orrico of Hullett House using the original ingredients but cooked with his own creative contemporary twist. The Dinner on RMS Titanic is served in the opulent surroundings of the JP Hennessy room in the St George restaurant in Hullett House, one of Hong Kong’s magnificent colonial buildings originally built in 1881. The opulence of this lavish dinner will be authentically recreated down to the waiters’ uniforms and table setting. Guests will eat from fine bone china plates originally designed by William Brownfield & Sons and used on board the Titanic.
The first Dinner on RMS Titanic will take place on April 14th, exactly 100 years since it was served on the Titanic and will run throughout the remainder of April and May. For the first night dinner on April 14, the original Champagne of choice for the rich and famous at the time of the Titanic, Heidsieck Monopole Gout Americain vintage 1907 will be served to the fortunate few. Hullett House has painstakingly sourced this unique Champagne which itself was only salvaged in 1998 after 80 years in perfect conditions in the depths of the ocean. Hullett House is bringing it here to Hong Kong at a cost of over US$11,000 per bottle. The first dinner including this rare champagne is priced at HK$15,000 per person and attendance is by invitation only.
It is exactly 100 years since the opulent cruise ship RMS Titanic set sail on her first and last voyage from Southampton to New York. The Titanic was built for the White Star Line to a size and level of luxury unmatched in its day. First-Class cabins were adorned with ornate wood paneling and hand-crafted furniture. Passengers enjoyed the very best, including a gymnasium, swimming pool and Turkish bath. Amongst the privileged passengers were some of the most prominent people of the day including John Jacob Astor IV, mining magnate Benjamin Guggenheim and the owner of Macy’s, Isidor Straus. They each paid the princely sum of US$99,000 in today’s money.
Passengers were pampered with some of the very best fine food and wine. Dining on the Titanic was a refined social occasion that could last for hours.
Their exclusive menu started with elegant appetizers – the finest Oysters from France, Consommé Olga with fresh scallops and delicate English cucumber and poached Salmon in a Mousseline sauce. Passengers went on to enjoy refined main courses with the finest French Chicken and Lyonnaise vegetables, English Lamb served with traditional Mint Sauce and Roasted Squab and Cress. Desserts included Waldorf Pudding served with the finest French ice cream. Fine wines accompanied the dinner, poured from the right with glasses never more than half full.
Throughout April and May, parties of eight or more can enjoy the same lavish First Class ten-course dinner by arranging their own Dinner on RMS Titanic in the JP Hennessy room at Hullett House. With fine wine pairing the cost is HK$3800 per person.
For those with more limited budgets, Hullett House will be serving four dishes from the Titanic’s Second Class menu in The Parlour, with its beautiful verandah overlooking the gardens of Hullett House and the cityscape of Hong Kong. Dishes include Baked Haddock with sharp sauce, Lamb with Mint Sauce and Green Pea and traditional Plum Pudding with Sweet Sauce. A flavour of life on the Titanic can be experienced at The Parlour from 14th April to 12th May.
Reservations for the exclusive Dinner on RMS Titanic can be made by calling St George restaurant on 3988 0220. Hullett House is located in 1881 Heritage just opposite the Star Ferry in Tsim Sha Tsui.
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About Hullett House
Housed in a magnificent colonial building dating back to 1881, Hullett House is a celebration of Hong Kong’s rich “East meets West” heritage. Guests can stay in a Chinese Imperial suite with hand-painted Qing dynasty murals and a bed fit for an Emperor, an elegant English pastoral suite decorated in restful greens with 26 hand-painted native songbirds or a vibrant China pop-art suite. There are ten individually-designed suites, each with its own terrace and modern amenities such as free Wi-Fi, rain-head showers and surround sound. The bespoke Hong Kong experience extends to the dining table with the House’s four fine restaurants including Michelin-star St. George with its dining room reminiscent of a 19th-century gentlemen’s club and fine French cuisine prepared by Executive chef Philippe Orrico. Hullett House has been named one of the world’s best hotels by Conde Nast Traveler and Travel+Leisure magazines.
Address: St George restaurant, Hullett House, 1881 Heritage, 2A Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Tel: 3988 0220