Kraftbrühe nach Chesterfield
Beef consommé flavored with mushrooms and ox-tongue
Bachforellen mit geschlagener Butter
Brown trout with whipped butter
Ochsenlende auf Italienische Art
Ox fillets in an in an Italian Sauce made from ham, mushroom and herbs and garnished with artichoke hearts
Charlotte von Haselhühnern nach Pompadour
Hazel Grouse in a reduced Béarnaise Sauce with tomato and then served in a Perigues Sauce based on Madeira and truffles
Hummer nach Glouçester
Shelled lobsters set in aspic jelly garnished with eggs and mayonnaise
Fasanenbraten, Salat, Dunstobst
Roast pheasant, salad and puréed fruits
Biskuitkruste auf Französische Art
A light biscuit made from almonds, kirsch and eggs
Menu dated 20th April 1902
Dinner at the Arolsen Palace for Their Serene Highnesses Prince Friedrich and Princess Bathildis of Waldeck-Pyrmont.
This stunning 1902 royal menu card is from the table of Prince Friedrich of Waldeck-Pyrmont who was the brother of Queen Emma of the Netherlands.
Boasting an array of game meats and seafood, the menu is illustrated at the base with the venue for this dinner, and one of the ancestral homes of the current King of the Netherlands, the Arolsen Palace.
At the mast of the menu is Waldeck Castle (the original home of the Waldeck royal family) and along the left of the menu are the twin arms of the Princely dinner hosts.
Oysters, trout and lobsters set in aspic jelly are accompanied by game dishes of hazel-grouse and roast pheasants.
Waldeck-Pyrmont was a sovereign principality within Germany until 1918 when the royal family abdicated following defeat in World War I. The Arolsen Palace was completed in the 1720s and is the birthplace of the Late Queen Emma of the Netherlands.
On the left side of the menu are the twin arms of the Princely House of Waldeck-Pyrmont and the Princely House of Schaumberg-Lippe from the respective families of Prince Friedrich and Princess Bathildis