Benrath [Dusseldorf, Germany]: 1955.
Single fold menu, (16.5 x 10 cm.), edged in gold. With the crest of North Rhine-Westphalia. Menu for a diplomatic dinner given by Karl Arnold, the Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, for the Shah of Iran, Reza Pahlavi. The dinner was given at the Pleasure Palace of Benrath, in Dusseldorf. It has been proposed as a Unesco World Heritage Site. Dishes served at the dinner included: Gtruffelte Ganseleber, Rinderkraftbruhe mit Mark, Sauerlander Bachforelle, Gespicktes Hirschkotelett, Kaffee - Eiscreme, and Gervais Truffel. The wines were almost exclusively wines of the Rhine: 1952 Graacher Himmelreich und Domprobst Feine Auslese, 1952 Trittenheimer Olk, 1949 Niersteiner Hipping Feinste Goldbeeren-Auslese Edelgewachs, and more. But the evening also included a 1949 Pommard, and a Heidsieck Dry Monopole Brut. A very small bump to the fore edge, otherwise fine.