1961 Menus

Research by Steven L. Brawley

January 20, 1961: Inauguration Day Luncheon at U.S. Capitol

  • Cream of Tomato Soup with Crushed Popcorn
  • Deviled Crab Meat Imperial
  • New England Stuffed Lobster with Drawn Butter
  • Texas Ribs of Beef au jus
  • String Beans Amandine
  • Broiled Tomato
  • Grapefruit and Avocado
  • Hot Garlic Bread and Rolls
  • Pattiserie Bateau Blanche, Mints & Coffee

February 14, 1961: Luncheon for the Prime Minister of Denmark

  • Turtle Soup
  • Rock Cornish Hen
  • Spanish Rice
  • Asparagus in Butter
  • Mixed Green Salad
  • Assorted Cheeses
  • Pineapple Sherbert
  • Rum Sauce
  • Pastries
  • Demi-tasse
  • Liqueurs

February 21, 1961: Family Dinner with President Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Mrs. Lawford, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and Lem Billings

  • Consomme
  • Avocado Pear Cubes
  • Roast Leg of Lamb
  • Baked Potato au Fromage
  • String Beans Amandine
  • Mixed Green Salad
  • Cheese and Crackers
  • Chocolate Souffle
  • Chocolate Sauce with Whipped Cream
  • Demi-tasse
  • Liqueurs

February 24, 1961: Luncheon for the Prime Minister of Australia

  • Smoked Salmon
  • Sour Cream with Capers
  • Seafood in Vol-au-Vent
  • Grilled Tomatoes
  • Spinach Ring
  • Carrot Garniture
  • Mixed Green Salad
  • Apple Tart
  • Demi-tasse

March 15, 1961 Dinner for Prince and Princess Radziwill

  • Poulet a l’Estragon
  • Grilled Tomatoes
  • Mushrooms in Herbs
  • Casserole Marie-Blanche
  • Baba aux Fraises
  • Demi-tasse

March 26, 1961: Family Dinner (First meal prepared for Kennedy’s by Chef René Verdon)

  • Boula Boula Soup
  • Roast Leg of Lamb
  • Roasted Potatoes
  • Puree Carrots
  • Corn on cob
  • Mixed Salad
  • Cheese
  • Chocolate Chiffon Mousse

April 5, 1961: Luncheon for the Prime Minister of Great Britain

  • Trout en Gelee au Chablis
  • Filet of Beef, Garnished with Vegetables
  • Asparagus with Orange Butter Sauce
  • Meringue Ice Cream Mold
  • Demi-tasse

April 11, 1961: Luncheon for Ladies of the Press

  • Seafood Newburg and Rice
  • Hungarian Goulash with Noodles
  • Cold Turkey
  • Ham and Tongue en Chaud-froid
  • Cold Poach Salmon in Green Sauce
  • Galantine of Veal
  • Vegetable Salad
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Petits fours
  • Demi-tasse

April 12, 1961: Luncheon for the Chancellor of West Germany

  • Avacado Pear Belle Aurore
  • Roast Beef Brabant Style
  • Potatoes Nancy
  • String Beans Amandine
  • Salad Lorette
  • Bombe Glacee Aiglon
  • Demi-tasse

April 17, 1961: Luncheon for the Prime Minister of Greece

  • Consommé Ambassadeur
  • Chicken LaFayette
  • White House Terrine
  • Dame Blanche
  • Pastry
  • Demi-tasse

April 20, 1961: Reception for Wives of Newspaper Publishers (Menu Needed)

May 3, 1961: Dinner for the President of Tunisia

  • Medallions of Cold Salmon with Green Sauce
  • Roast Lamb with Vegetables
  • Salad and Brie Cheese
  • Couronne Glacee Imperiale (Molded Strawberry and Vanilla Ice Cream)
  • Petits fours
  • Demi-tasse

May 23, 1961: Luncheon for Congresswomen/Wives of the Members of the Cabinet and the Congress

  • Demoiselles de l’Ocean en Bellevue
  • Supreme of Capon Demidoff
  • Potatoes Parisienne
  • Green Beans Amandine
  • Pineapple Sherbert
  • Petits fours 
  • Demi-tasse

May 24, 1961: Luncheon for Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco

  • Soft Shell Crab Amandine
  • Spring Lamb Á La Broche Aux Primeurs
  • Salade Mimosa
  • Strawberries Romanoff
  • Petits fours 
  • Demi-tasse

June 8, 1961: Luncheon for the President of the Republic of Congo

  • Timbale of Crabmeat Florida
  • Roast Leg of Lamb Vert Pre
  • Green Peas a la Francaise
  • Waffle Potatoes
  • Bombe Glacee Jamaica
  • Petits fours
  • Demi-tasse

June 12, 1961: Luncheon for the President of the Council of Ministers of the Italian Republic

  • Homard en Bellevue
  • Roast Sirloin Richelieu
  • Potatoes Chateau
  • Stuffed Tomatoes with Mushrooms
  • Braised Lettuce
  • Bombe Vesuvienne
  • Petits fours
  • Demi-tasse

June 21, 1961: Luncheon for the Prime Minister of Japan

  • Aspic de Saumon Beausejour
  • Tournedos Marie Louise
  • Potatoes Berny
  • Artichoke Hearts Glaces
  • Omelette Surprise
  • Demi-tasse

July 11, 1961: Dinner for the President of Pakistan (Mount Vernon)

  • Avocado and Crabmeat Mimosa
  • Poulet Chasseur
  • Couronne de Riz Clamart
  • Framboises a la Crème Chantilly
  • Petits fours 
  • Demi-tasse

July 25, 1961: Luncheon for the Prime Minister of Nigeria Alhaja

  • Medallions of Salmon with Mayonnaise Sauce
  • Roast Sirloin of Beef
  • String Beans
  • Stuffed Tomatoes
  • Potatoes Parisienne
  • Peach Melba
  • Demi-tasse

July 31, 1961: Luncheon for the Vice President of the Republic of China

  • Melon and Ham
  • Chicken in Wine
  • Green Peas
  • Potatoes Rissole
  • Mixed Green Salad
  • Cheese and Crackers
  • Baked Alaska
  • Demi-tasse

September 13, 1961: Luncheon for the President of the Republic of Indonesia

  • Lobster Thermidor with Rice
  • Filet Mignon with Béarnaise Sauce
  • Potato Puffs
  • Stuffed Artichokes
  • Vanilla Soufflé with Chocolate Sauce

September 15, 1961: Luncheon for the Foreign Ministers of France, Great Britain, and West Germany

  • Cold Curried Soup
  • Filet of Sole Belle Meuniere
  • Pureed Potatoes
  • Spinach
  • Tomato and Cucumber Salad
  • Cream Puffs with Chocolate Sauce
  • Demi-tasse

September 19, 1961: Dinner for the President of the Republic of Peru

  • Salmon Mousse
  • Tomato and Cucumber Salad
  • Tournedos Heloise
  • Roast Potatoes
  • Green Beans with Almonds
  • Assorted Cheeses
  • St. Honore Cake
  • Demi-tasse

September 20, 1961: Tea for Wives of Diplomatic Corps (Menu Needed)

September 21, 1961: Luncheon for the Cast of “Advise and Consent”

  • Salmon Mousse
  • Tomato and Cucumber Garniture
  • Noisette d’Agneau
  • Potatoes Souffle
  • Green Beans
  • Salad and Cheese
  • Fruits Rafraichis

October 4, 1961: Dinner for the President of the Sudanese Republic

  • Filets de Sole Normande
  • Selle d’Agneau Clamart
  • Fois Gras en Gelee
  • Salade Verte
  • Bombe Glacee Coppelia
  • Demi-tasse

October 13, 1961: Luncheon for Missouri Editors and Publishers

  • Artichoke Hearts a la New Orleans
  • Striped Bass
  • Sauce a la Creme
  • Lima Beans aux Champignons
  • Potatoes Persille
  • Salad and Cheese
  • Macedoine de Fruits
  • Demi-tasse

October 16, 1961: Luncheon for the President of Finland

  • Truites sux Amandes
  • Polet a’Estragon
  • Epinards a la Crème
  • Tomatoes Grille
  • Pommes Dauphine
  • Salad et Fromage
  • Torte Maxine

October 19, 1961: Luncheon for the President of Liberia

  • Quiche Lorraine
  • Cotelette d’Agneau a l’Americane
  • Pommes Lorette
  • Salade Verte
  • Bombe Deesse
  • Sauce Framboise
  • Almond Wafters
  • Demi-tasse

October 24, 1961: Luncheon for United Nations Day

  • Boula Boula Soup
  • Minced Lamb Curry with Rice
  • Salad Mimosa
  • Charlotte de Pommes

October 27, 1961: Luncheon for Texas Editors and Publishers

  • Gnocchi a la Parisienne
  • Truites Grenobloise
  • Haricots Vert au Beurre
  • Beignets de Salsifi
  • Peche Melba
  • Petits fours
  • Demi-tasse

November 1, 1961: Dinner for President and Mrs. Truman

  • Crab Mousse
  • Roast Grouse with Wild Rice
  • Green Beans
  • Braised Celery
  • Salad Mimosa
  • Pineapple in Half-Pineapple Shell
  • Petits fours
  • Demi-tasse

November 7, 1961: Dinner for the Prime Minister of India

  • Vol-au-Vent Maryland
  • Gigot d’Agneau aux Flageolets
  • Tomatoes Grille
  • Epinards a la Crème
  • Mousse aux Concombres
  • Bombe Glace Caribienne

November 11, 1961: Dinner for Princess Lee Radziwill

  • Vol au Vent Langouste
  • Canard a l’orange
  • Riz sauvage
  • Petits pois a la Francaise
  • Mousse de Jambon au Porto
  • Salade Mimosa
  • Omlette Venitienne

November 13, 1961: Dinner for the Governor of Puerto Rico

  • Mousse de Sole Amiral
  • Filet de Beouf Montfermeil
  • Galantine de Faigon au Porto
  • Salad Verte
  • Sorbet au Champagne
  • Petits fours

November 21, 1961: Luncheon for the Chancellor of West Germany

  • File de Sole Polignac
  • Tournedos Beaugency
  • Pommes Virginia
  • Salade Verte
  • Poires Belle Helene
  • Demi-tasse

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