Thursday, July 12, 2012

Sailing To Fiji

For a change of pace, this is not a postcard. Instead, it a 9" by 12" menu from the Matson Lines' S.S. Lurline, with the front cover painted by Louis Macouillard.  That would have been a fun adventure.

Here are the choices you would have had for dinner on Tuesday, March 29, 1960. In many ways, this seems like an adventurous menu for 1960, but there are also the classic standbys such as Sanka, Rye-Krisp, and chilled hearts of celery.

The wine list lacks the descriptive language we use today - nothing about forward fruit, hints of tobacco, vanilla etc.


  1. Hmmm, tough decision, but I think I'm going to have the Hawaiian Poi Cocktail, Jellied Essence of Tomato, and a double order of the Head Cheese- and oh yeah, not on the menu, but a Bud tall boy please!

  2. What the heck is "Jellied Essence of Tomato?!" I'm imagining what it looks like, and it's not pretty...

  3. However, the "Enchanted Isle Fruit Salad" sounds nice.



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