WATKINS GLEN — The ill-fated RMS Titanic had four restaurants. The menu for a special “Titanic Festival Dinner” at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel on Saturday, April 14, will be based on the last meal served at the elegant First Class Restaurant, on April 14, 1912.
The event is a fundraiser for the Schuyler County Historical Society. Tickets are $99.12 per person, and tickets are limited to 250 persons. Reservation information is available here.
The Harbor Hotel is a AAA Four Diamond-rated facility. The eight-course dinner will be created from recipes appearing in the book “Last Dinner on Titanic,” by Rick Archbold and Dana McCauley, paired with wines from nearby Glenora Wine Cellars.
Here’s how the organizers explain the opening reception they have planned:
“The famed Titanic Grand Staircase descended into the Reception Room. Diners gathered here before dinner to sample aperitifs before the doors opened to the First Class dining saloon.
“You will enter the reception area of the Harbor Hotel and acquire your tickets and table assignments. Titanic Festival Committee members will greet you and hotel staff members will provide you with a glass of Glenora’s award-winning 2003 Brut. During the reception, the canapes will be passed and you will have an opportunity to sample a complimentary period cocktail provided by nearby Finger Lakes Distilling
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