Titanic Experience Recreation
sponsored by MPHS and River Trails Park District
to Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Maiden Voyage
A century ago, the R.M.S. Titanic departed from Southampton, England on a brisk April afternoon and sailed into the arms of history. The voyage remains one of the most storied, romantic tragedies of the 20th century.
If you had been on a transatlantic ocean voyage a century ago, do you picture yourself living the high life at the Captain’s Table or would you have been rollicking down below in steerage?
You might want to give it some thought because the Mount Prospect Historical Society and River Trails Park District are planning a unique party on Saturday, April 14 at the Rob Roy Golf Course clubhouse, 505 E. Camp McDonald Rd., Prospect Heights, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the Titanic.
Those attending will have the opportunity to either dress elegantly and enjoy a gourmet meal at the Captain’s Table, personally prepared for you by “Ship’s Chef” Dave Esau of Dave’s Specialty Foods of Mount Prospect. This luxurious menu features boneless, tender beef short ribs with classic Lyonnaise brown sauce, potatoes with fresh herbs in the Parmentier style, and seasonal cream of barley soup “a la chef du H.M.S. Titanic.” All recipes will be inspired and prepared in accordance with the surviving First Class menus from the fateful voyage.
If rubbing elbows with the High Seas Victorian elite isn’t for you, dress more comfortably, sit at the steerage tables, and enjoy a fun buffet of corned beef and cabbage, as well as Shepherd’s Turkey Pie, catered by Rob Roy’s 10th Hole Bar and Grill of Prospect Heights.
Tickets at the Captain’s Tables, where you will be able to converse with “Captain Edward J. Smith” and maybe even enjoy the company of the “Unsinkable Molly Brown,” are $75 per person. Tickets for the more casual and down-to-earth steerage tables, on the other hand, are $25 each, according to Greg Peerbolte, executive director of the Mount Prospect Historical Society.
EVENT WAS SOLD OUT! Thanks to all who atttended. I know we all had a wonderful time!