Cullen’s Recreates Titanic’s Final Meal for 100th Anniversary

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the last meal on the Titanic, a Houston restaurant is recreating the ten-course dinner served to first-class passengers on that fateful night. The Cullen’s Titanic Experience, which includes dinner for 12 people, will be offered for $12,000 inclusive. The meal will be served in the elegant atmosphere of Macy’s Table, an exclusive private dining area dramatically suspended from the ceiling above Cullen’s main dining room.

To conclude the four hour dinner, guests will sample a bottle of Armagnac brandy from 1900, which would have been the same vintage enjoyed by the Titanic passengers.

Cullen’s Executive Chef Paul Lewis has conducted extensive research for this landmark hospitality project.

“You have to appreciate what has gone before and show respect for the past,” Lewis says. “At the same time, I am putting my own spin on things and making the menu suit modern diners.” For Instance, the English-born Lewis explains, “We will bring the portions down to a more manageable level for contemporary diners.”

The First-Class Menu
As served in the first-class dining salon of RMS Titanic on April 14, 1912
And interpreted by Cullen’s on April 14, 2012

Hors D’oeuvres
Oysters ala Russe
Canapés à l’Amiral

1st Course
Consommé Olga
Port Wine & Beef Consommé/ Maine Scallops/ Parsley/ Celeriac

2nd Course
Poached Scottish Salmon/ Sauce Mousseline/ Cucumber/ Caviar/ Chives

3rd Course
Filet Medallions Lilli
Seared Foie Gras/ Pomme Anna/ Artichokes/ Truffles/ Sauce Perigueux

Chicken Sauté
Sauce Lyonnais/ Stuffed Zucchini

4th Course
Roast Rack of Lamb/ Mint Sauce
Roast Duck/ Apple Puree
Sirloin of Beef/ Pomme Chateaux

Buttered Green Peas/ Creamed Carrots
Rice Pilaf/ Pomme Parmentier / Boiled New Potatoes

5th Course
Punch Romaine

6th Course
Roast Pennsylvania Squab/ Water Cress/ Herbed Croute/ Bread Sauce/ Game Chips

7th Course
Chilled Asparagus Vinaigrette/ Salad Frisee/ Oranges/ Radish

8th Course
Pate de Foie Gras/ Celery Salad/ Toasted Brioche/ Sauterne Jelly

9th Course
Waldorf Pudding
Poached Hill Country Peaches/ Chartreuse Jelly
Chocolate & Vanilla Éclairs
French Vanilla Ice Cream

10th Course
Selection of Texas Cheese/ Fresh Seasonal Tree & Vine Ripened Fruit

Cullen’s is one of Houston’s premier dining establishments, featuring handcrafted American cuisine. For more information, visit or call 281-991-2000.

Doug Harris
(713) 569-7716 Cell