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  • April 14, 2013 6:37 am


I have been obsessed with the Titanic since I was a kid.

I would read every book, I would watch every documentary. I knew a lot of facts and figures.

And then I forgot it all.

Last year marked the 100th anniversary of the sinking and a lot of food bloggers and restaurants decided to recreate the final meal served to the 1st class passengers before the boat sank at 2:20 a.m. on April 15, 1912.

Since I don’t like to follow the crowds, I decided to wait until the 101st Anniversary to do my epic Titanic gorgefest.

I’m also posting this on April 14th before the boat sank cuz I’m an optimist. Maybe this time there will be enough lifeboats.

Like a lot of people, I’m emotionally attached to the people and events of this tragedy. I could watch underwater video of the Titanic shipwreck for hours, recreating in my mind what it was like on board before the sinking.

This is one of the most important meals I’ve ever been involved in and am proud to have some good friends help me out.

For those of you wishing to have a go at it, make sure you have help. There’s no way you can pull it off otherwise unless you want cold, stale, crappy food.

Not a worthy tribute to the 1500+ souls lost on that fateful night.

In a perfect world, it would be one person per course but you’ve got to have a lot of faith that those folks aren’t gonna eff it up, so best to take on a few yourself.

I used the book “Last Dinner on the Titanic” to guide me in my quest and provide me with authentic recipes, menus and timelines.

I also purchased Music Aboard the Titanic to play in the background while people ate. Supposedly, these are tunes straight from the White Star Line Orchestra songbook.

I also purchased some authentic reproduction china from The Titanic Store. It wasn’t cheap but I thought it would be worth buying for this once in a lifetime meal.

The company that sells the china also owns the rights to the shipwreck so you can’t get more authentic than that unless you have some cash to throw around at Titanic auctions.

Tonight, I shared my love of good food and the Titanic with some amazing friends. Several who helped cook a course or in Captain’s case, rent dishes, glassware, cutlery and chairs!

Anyone interested in taking this epic feat on, it’s worth it.

Authentic Reproduction White Star Line china, as served on the R.M.S. "Titanic"

Authentic Reproduction White Star Line china, as served on the R.M.S. “Titanic”


The 1st Class Dining tables were adorned with Pink Roses

The 1st Class Dining tables were adorned with Pink Roses



1st Course - Cream of Barley Soup

1st Course – Cream of Barley Soup

2nd Course - Asparagus Salad with Champagne Saffron Vinaigrette

2nd Course – Asparagus Salad with Champagne Saffron Vinaigrette

3rd Course - Punch Romaine

3rd Course – Punch Romaine

4th Course - Poached Salmon with Mousseline Sauce

4th Course – Poached Salmon with Mousseline Sauce

5th Course - Chicken Lyonnaise with Potatoes Anna

5th Course – Chicken Lyonnaise with Potatoes Anna

6th Course - Roast Lamb with Mint Sauce

6th Course – Roast Lamb with Mint Sauce

7th Course - Waldorf Pudding

7th Course – Waldorf Pudding

The doomed passengers on Titanic's final voyage.

The doomed passengers on Titanic’s final voyage.


BABY BLUES BBQ – West Hollywood

  • May 12, 2009 2:03 am

Now, I’ve been to the Baby Blues location in Venice and LOVED it. It was, at the time, the best BBQ I had ever had. From the brisket to the mac and cheese to the beans and the cornbread.

However, I come from the Pacific Northwest, more known for our work with the salmon, not the cow or pig.

Nevertheless, expectations were high when I walked into the new location with a few friends last Friday night. I was feeling good. I had already consumed a freshly squeezed greyhound at a friend’s house.

Which is why the hour wait the waitress informed us about did not damper my spirits. I, instead, drank more spirits. We had another round of greyhounds at the bar. Lisa Ling was at the bar (ex-The View co-host and journalist – sister is being held in a North Korean prison) and complained about a draft blowing directly on her. I had to think this draft paled in comparison to those found in prison cells.

One more round of greyhounds. I was having a great time.

We were finally seated, ordered, and the food came pretty prompty. I ordered the baby back ribs and corn on the corb (with the obligatory cornbread) I also may have ordered a beer.

The ribs were incredible. Fall of the bone meat, the skin was perfectly cripsy. I’m kind of a wimp when it comes to cleaning the bone. I don’t enjoy gristle or tendons. I’m sure I left a complete meal for someone.

The corn was just ok. A bit dried out and was covered in a powdered cheese of some sort.

The cornbread and mac and cheese (which someone else in my party ordered, but I devoured most of) were as delicious as I remember. There is a spice in the mac and cheese that must be imported from the devil himself.

I’m excited to be within walking distance of this fun and tasty joint. As well as a bit nervous about how often I will frequent it.

7953 Santa Monica BLVD
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 656-1277