Benrath [Dusseldorf, Germany]: 1954.
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 Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie. 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: Austern-Cocktail, Doppelte Kraftbruhe, Ostender Steinbuttschnitte, Kalbsmedallon, Fr. Ananas - Eiscreme, Kaseleckereien. The wines were almost exclusively wines of the Rhine: 1951 Bernkasteler Badstube, 1952 Trittenheimer Olk, 1949 Niersteiner Hipping Feinste Goldbeeren-Auslese Edelgewachs, and a 1951 Niersteiner Vockenberg Spatlese. But the evening also included a 1949 Pommard, and a Heidsieck Dry Monopole Brut. Fine.