I give you another historical menu today. The post is especially dedicated to those of you who practice or work in the area of the law.
The menu is from the Annual Dinner of the New Orleans Law Association at the St. Charles Hotel, held on this day (June 4) in 1898.
I pray you, jest, sir, as you sit at dinner. – Shakespeare.
Boiled River Shrimp, a la “Oyez, Oyez.”
SAUTERNES, “SERVICE ACCEPTED.”
Green Turtle Soup, a la “Citation.”
SHERRY, A LA “RES GESTAE.”
Radishes Olives Almonds
“Crum grano salis.”
Broiled Sheepshead, a la “Vinculum Juris.”
Potatoes, a la “Procès Verbal.”
HAUT SAUTERNES, “EXCEPTION.”
Filet of Beef, a la “Res Ajudicata.”
Stuffed Tomatoes, a la “Obiter Dicta.”
Green Peas, a la “Stipulation Pour Antrui.”
CLARET “JUDGEMENT SATISFIED.”
This was the noblest Roman of them all. – Shakespeare.
Roast Spring Chicken, a la “Lis Pendens.”
Lettuce and Tomato Salad, “Nunc pro tunc.”
CHAMPAGNE, A LA “NEW TRIAL.”
MUMM’S EXTRA DRY.
Neapolitan Ice Cream, a la “Rule to Dissolve.”
Bonbons, “Concursus.” Cakes, “Stricti Juris.”
Fruit, a la “Noon Suit.” Cheese, “Ultra Vires.”
Coffee “Fieri Facias.”
Cigars, “Extra Hazardous.”
JOHANNIS WATER, A LA “GENERAL DENIAL”
Prayer, for General Relief.
As the recipe for the day, please enjoy:
The Justice’s Orange Syrup, for Punch or Puddings.
Squeeze the Oranges, and strain thejuice from the pulp into a large pot; boil it up with a pound and a half of fine Sugar to each pint of juice; skim it well, let it stand till cold, and then bottle and cork it well.
Obs. – this makes a fine, soft, mellow-flavoured Punch; and, added to melted butter, a good relish to Puddings.
The Cook’s Oracle, (1822) by William Kitchiner.