Food writer Clementine Paddleford traveled the world in search of recipes, which consisted of trips by air and sea. At times, it would be the maiden voyage of an airline or ship. Just as previous blogs of the American and Global menu covers, these are beautiful works of art, many of them I wish I could frame!
This first one is a favorite!
B-O-A-C is British Overseas Airways Corporation, later to become British Airways
BOAC had their own wine list aboard!
This is the SWISSAIR menu to choose from! What- no peanuts?
And last, here is my favorite airline menu. It’s hard to believe how airlines used to go all out to serve the passengers good food. This airline even served a special Thanksgiving dinner. Look at the menu below! Yes, this was long ago…
Traveling back then seems to have been a much more civilized and enjoyable experience
Sometimes it is the little things that make such a big difference. That era of going the extra mile in the ‘little things’ to make an experience special has been lost. Looking at the menu covers is a good reminder of the ‘little things’ that can make a ‘big difference’ in a memorable moment. Thanks for sharing.
Cruise menu covers are the best. They have a different look & feel. In fact, I saw some Stitched Edge Menu Covers on a cruise & I really liked it. Anyways, thanks for the blog.
Thanks for writing, Michael! The vintage restaurant, cruise, and airline menus are works of art. You’re right about those cruise ship ones, different and beautiful.