What Was The Titanic's Final Dinner Like?

"Titanic," the 1997 movie, has been a fan favorite since its release. When it first came out, critic Roger Ebert called it "flawlessly crafted, intelligently constructed, strongly acted and spellbinding." Likewise, The New York Times likened the movie's influence to world takeover, noting the strong reactions it evoked in movie-goers worldwide, due in part to the notion people had of the original ship and its story. 

As the History Channel explains, the Titanic was a luxury cruise liner with about 2,240 passengers and crew members aboard. The ship struck an iceberg on the fateful night of April 15, 1912, causing the ship to sink and many lives to be lost. And while many have done their own research to learn what it was like on the ship and what happened when it went down, there's no denying it is enticing to learn about what it was like aboard the legend, including what was served in the dining rooms.

Timeless Titanic meal

According to Cruise Critic, the average passenger on a modern ship can expect a range of options for various meals, from main restaurants to buffets to banquet-style themed "establishments." On the Titanic, however, dining was more tiered in terms of the class status with which you booked your trip. First class passengers, for examples, enjoyed posh and classy options like smoked salmon and filet mignon. But what about for their final dinner? It's difficult not to wonder what many of these passengers' last meals included.

PopSugar attended a recreation of the last meal on the ship at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, New Jersey, complete with a glance at the menu of the 10 courses first-class passengers never knew might be their last. A string quartet played to maintain the ambiance. The dinner lasted three hours and featured three appetizers, including oysters mignonette; a choice of a first main between filet mignon lili, chicken Lyonnaise, or vegetable marrow farci; and another main course between lamb, roast duck and sirloin of beef with sides. Four subsequent courses included a romaine salad, squash, poached salmon, and foie gras pâté. And not wanting to forget dessert, they indulged in Waldorf pudding with ice cream and eclairs. They noted that "Titanic promised the best of the best," not only for first-class but throughout the ship, and it seems like they delivered in spades.