|Wine Tasting & Dinner
April 16, 2011
|For ten years, from 1998 to 2007, I commemorated the last evening of Titanic with dinner at
my restaurant. All of the cuisine was based on the 4 last meals served on that fateful April
evening in 1912. The book, “Last Dinner on Titanic” provided the menus and the
corresponding Edwardian recipes that we followed to the letter. I spent five months
preparing for each dinner, doing research on actual passengers who lived in our immediate
area. Customers came from as far away as Syracuse and Rochester dressed in period
clothing—sometimes waiting over 2 hours for a table.
I brought back the Titanic dinner in 2010 at Rosemary's Legacy. It was very successful. We
partnered with Wagner Vineyards, who poured the wine for the eight course meal.
Click HERE to see pictures of the 2010 dinner.
This year, we partnered with Glenora Wine Cellars, Seneca Lake's first winery. The
Glenora staff worked with me to select the perfect wine for each of our authentic Titanic
- John Pulos
|Featuring Violinist Trevor
The evening also featured live violin music.
The Geneva High School junior has been studying
the violin for nine years. Beginning his training with
Ithaca Talent Education in the autumn of 2002,
Trevor currently works with Syracuse Symphony
violinist Julianna Grey. He is a member of the
Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. Apart
from the violin, Trevor enjoys singing in the St.
Peter's Community Senior Choir, figure skating,
and reading. He hopes to take part in French
foreigh exchange following his graduation.
Another Editor's note:
Trevor was fabulous!
|The 3 Tables
Each setting has
First Class Menu.
|Editor's note - or "idiot's" note -
I managed to take many good pictures of the dinner.
I saved them incorrectly (as a shortcut to my desktop
- have never done that before), then I cleared the
camera disk. They are lost. I asked Christine from
Glenora to forward what she had.
|Before the dinner, each
guest was sent a bio of a
First Class Passenger.
They were seated by that
name. As you can see,
all came dressed in
period clothing. It was
an amazing evening.
|Each course was
perfectly paired with a
fine Glenora Wine