PARKER HOUSE BILL OF FARE: Menu for January 6, 1870, "Annual Dinner of the Thayer Association of Chauncy Hall." Restaurant Menu.

PARKER HOUSE BILL OF FARE: Menu for January 6, 1870, "Annual Dinner of the Thayer Association of Chauncy Hall."

Boston: 1870. The Boston boys' school "Chauncy Hall" was founded in 1828 by Gideon Thayer on what is now the site of Macy’s in Downtown Crossing, and the "Thayer Association" was their alumni and student organization. Parker House (now known as Omni Parker House) has been a "legendary symbol in downtown Boston since 1855" credited with creating Parker House rolls and Boston cream pie. Diners on this night in 1870 were served "Oysters on Shell," followed by a selection of Soups (including "Mock Turtle") and Roasts of Turkey, "Mongrel Goose" or "Mongrel Ducks." They chose from Entrees of Lamb Cutlets, "Pate Chaud, a la Financiere," "Vol au Vent of Oysters," "Chicken Croquettes," and "Mayonaise of Chicken," as well as from a selection of Game (including "Black Ducks," "Mallard Ducks," "Brandt," and "Prairie Chickens"). Desserts were a selection of fruits and nuts, ice creams, "Wine Jellies," "Charlotte Ruse," and more. 5 x 7" broadside leaf with light staining to front and remnants of backing paper along edges on verso.
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Price: $125.00

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