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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.


Susan Feniger’s STREET

  • May 28, 2009 1:21 pm


First of all, I would like to comment on the fact that my food pictures do NOT seem to be improving. I apologize to you. All four of you.

Back to Susan. YEAH SUSAN!! This place, which is basically the hottest restaurant in LA right now, was INCREDIBLE. Even the one dish i didn’t absolutely fall in love with, I still quite enjoyed.

We arrived at our reservation time, Wednesday at 8:30. Our waitress apologized saying, basically, no one was getting their asses out of the joint, and that there would be a slight wait for our table.

We went to the bar for a drink, they have a limited wine menu (but a full bar), however, the wine and beer we got were both quite nice. Their beers can range from $6 to $24 for a large one however. Refreshingly, I did not see a “Miller Lite” hanging out on the menu.

After about 25 minutes or so, we were seated. The service was excellent. Susan Feniger was there racing around, completely in the mix. Always smiling. Serving customers, making sure everyone was all right, making everyone felt like a VIP. Susan is part of the chef team behind Border Grill and Ciudad, both highly acclaimed latin-tinged restaurants.

Street’s basic concept is upscale street vendor food from around the world. Mostly India, Thailand, Korea, and Egypt. Most of the available dishes are appetizer portions, so you go there to get a bunch of smaller dishes and share.

We ordered the famous Kaya Toast. Wow, what an odd, kooky thing to taste so insanely good. It’s basically mini toasted sandwiches filled with coconut jam served alongside a fried egg topped with soy and pepper which you dip the sandwich in. Sounds weird but SO good.


We also got the Moldavian meatballs (order these when you go, or else), the Cantonese white radish cakes (these were good but not amazing – get the Cuban stuffed potato cake instead which my waiter said would be too rich. Too rich? I LOVE too rich, jerk. Kidding) and the mung bean pancakes.

The latter was my favorite. God knows what the hell a mung bean is, but I’m the first to tell ya, I like my mung beans well mung*. Which these were and more! Especially since it was slathered in pork product!

*Pun courtesy of D.M.

We split the Egyptian fish, so many flavors going on. They all meld together excellently. The portion was large for the $26 price tag, it was definitely plenty for two. So we had enough room for the Egyptian Basbousa cake, which is this lime soaked cake topped with lime curd and cream (three cheers for lime) and topped with raspberries and blackberries. My guest, M.D. does not like blackberries. Darn, I was forced to finish the desert myself.

Now, this place isn’t cheap. You’re probably not gonna walk out of there under $50 a person, unless you don’t drink. But if you don’t drink, you might not like waiting for your table. Even if you don’t drink, maybe you should just have one. I’m sure that’s an AA mantra, right?

742 N. Highland Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 203-0500