1865 Presidential Inauguration Dinner Menu

by Amy from www.visit-gettysburg.com

Inauguration Dinner Menu 1865

Inauguration Dinner Menu 1865

I found a copy of the menu from the 1865 Presidential Inauguration dinner in the Library of Congress online archives while I was doing research. This was President Abraham Lincoln's second inauguration.

Bill of Fare
of the Presidential Inauguraion Ball
in the City of Washington, D.C.
on the 6th of March 1865

Oyster Stews
Terrapin Stews
Oysters, pickled

Beef
Roast Beef
Filet de Beef
Beef a-la-mode
Beef a l'anglais

Veal
Leg of Veal
Fricandeau
Veal Malakoff

Poultry
Roast Turkey
Boned Turkey
Roast Chicken
Grouse, boned and roast

Game
Pheasant
Quail
Venison

Patetes
Patete of Duck en gelee
Patete de fois gras

Smoked
Ham
Tongue en gelee
Tongue plain

Salades
Chicken
Lobster

Ornamental Pyramides
Nougate
Orange
Caramel with Fancy Cream Candy
Coconut
Macaroon
Croquant
Chocolate
Tree Cakes

Cakes and Tarts
Almond Sponge
Belle Alliance
Dume Blanche
Macaroon Tart
Tart a la Nelson
Tarte a l'Orleans
Tarte a la Potugaise
Tarte a la Vienne
Pound Cake
Sponge Cake
Lady Cake
Fancy small Cakes

Jellies and Cream
Calfsfoot and Wine Jelly
Charlotte a la Russe
Carlotte a la Vanilla
Blanc Mangue
Creme Neapolitane
Creme a la Nelson
Creme Chateau briand
Creme a la Smyrna
Creme a la Nesselrode
Bombe a la Vanilla

Ice Cream
Vanilla
Lemon
White Coffee
Chocolate
Burnt Almonds
Maraschino

Fruit Ices
Strawberry
Orange
Lemon

Dessert
Grapes, Almonds, Raisins, etc.

Coffee and Chocolate

Furnished by G. A. Balzer, Confectioner
Corner 9th and D Streets, Washington, D.C.

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