RMS Oceanic ‘April Fools’ Day Menu’

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This first class April Fools’ Day Menu, is supposed to have been offered to passengers in the 1st class saloon of RMS Oceanic, which year is unknown.  I must say that ‘Camel’s Humps’ sounds an interesting course!  Joseph Bell served in the Engineering department but it is unknown whether he was offered the Menu.  The fares on the route to New York were: Saloon £16 16s Od [Return £28 7s Od], Steerage £6 6s 0d.

RMS Oceanic

Hors d’oeuvres

Spider’s Kidneys   Flea’s Eyes
Humming Bird’s Tongues

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Puree of Blubber    Cod Liver Oil Broth

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Shark’s Fins a la Maitre d’Hotel
Broiled Octopus

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Vol-au-Vent of Worms    Curried Cockroaches

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Devilled Albatross    Fricassee of Buzzard

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Camel’s Humps    Hyaena a la Foret

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Angel’s Eyes    Mermaid’s Mers

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Mammas’ Black Looks    Pretty Girl’s Kisses    Glad Eyes

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Caviare en Confiture

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Candied Anchovies Peppermints in Paraffin
Vaseline in Grape Fruit
Toad’s Necks in Syrup

 

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