Celebrating in style

Take a good look at Henry Voigt’s site The American Menu to which he has just added an excellent post about how some people dined on New Year’s Day in 1885. He displays a truly sensational menu from the Coolidge Hotel located in the small town of Emporia, Kansas, where the Central Kansas Live Stock Association held a banquet that day. The menu lists some unusual dishes, with sauces and cooking methods whose names are quite unknown in the hallowed halls of haute cuisine, such as Fillet of Grizzly Bear, au Terrible; Prairie Chicken, Cyclone Dressing; and Peacock, Gaudy Gravy. There’s more.

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