By Paul T. Choate
April 10, 2012. BLOWING ROCK — On Saturday, April 14, the Green Park Inn in Blowing Rock will host a special dinner commemorating the 100 year anniversary of the final dinner served aboard the RMS Titanic, which sank in the North Atlantic Ocean during her maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York City.
“It was such a momentous,” said Lorry Mulhern, general manager of the Green Park Inn. “It seemed like [the 100 year anniversary] was something that out to be commemorated.”
Chef James Welch has been in charge of the menu and preparation of the food. Mulhern said that cooking styles were different then than they are today, and therefore preparation has to be different as well. The menu will feature seven of the eleven courses offered on the final dinner menu on the Titanic.
Also featured in the Laurel Room, where the dinner will take place, is a copy of the only surviving photograph of the first-class dining saloon aboard the Titanic. The dining saloon strongly resembles the Laurel Room, as both were conceived and constructed during roughly the same time peroiod.
Mulhern also said that some patrons may come dressed in Victorian Era attire.
“One of our owners may be here, and he will probably be dressed in captain’s attire,” she added.
For the menu, click here.
For more information, visit greenparkinn.com.