Menus as art
March 25, 2013 1:57 PM   Subscribe

A digitized collection of 9000+ menus from the Dijon library, dating back to the 1800s. (Linked material is in French, but fairly easy to navigate). Menus scanned include weddings, baptisms, and wedding anniversaries among other events. Found via Chocolate and Zucchini.
posted by brilliantine (8 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
Salmis de Beccasines!!! Snipe.

Thanks. These are great.
posted by JPD at 2:06 PM on March 25, 2013

Oh, my.

I just picked one at random. A dinner at Clos de Vougeot in 1950. With all the wine pairings. Oh. Oh yes.

Basically, I will get nothing done at work or at home for the rest of the week. I would like to live in this site, and never come back out again. Ever.
posted by gimonca at 2:09 PM on March 25, 2013 [1 favorite]

Wow, what a great find. I totally want to hold a dinner party based on some of these.
posted by Think_Long at 2:09 PM on March 25, 2013

These are great, though they did help me realize that thanks to eating out, the only thing I remember from two years of high school French is the words for foods I like.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 3:52 PM on March 25, 2013

Too bad my HS French wilted away so - for I would like to try my hand at Croustades de mauviettes. Which Google Translate helpfully tells me that it's 'pies for wimps'.

I'll have 1 pie for wimp, please.
posted by spinifex23 at 4:55 PM on March 25, 2013

Mauviette = Lark
posted by JPD at 5:02 PM on March 25, 2013 [1 favorite]

Ah. Yeah, I'd rather have wimp pie than lark pie. Though both are cute.
posted by spinifex23 at 5:03 PM on March 25, 2013

I'm totally throwing a B-52s party and serving Rock Lobster Thermidor.
posted by theuninvitedguest at 11:05 PM on March 25, 2013

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