The Dinner

  • Turtle soup, and soup puree of chicken and asparagus
  • Pirozhki
  • Starlet Imperial
  • Wild Goat Saddle with Garnish
  • Young Chicken with Truffles
  • Victoria Punch
  • Fried Ducks and Poulardes
  • Cucumber Salad
  • Asparagus with Sauce
  • Peaches Cardinal
  • Parisian Ice Cream
  • Dessert

The gala dinner of the Romanov Tercentenary celebration took place at the Grand Kremlin Palace, on May 25,1913. Nicholas II and all members of the Imperial family attended the dinner. Seven hundred dignitaries were invited. Dinner toasts at the Kremlin Palace were accompanied with cannon salute. The dinner was followed by a performance of the Bolshoi Theatre.

Designed by S. Yaguzhinsky, the menu is decorated with the image of the first Tsar of the Romanov dynasty, the young Michael Romanov. Behind his throne are the black double-headed eagle and the Romanov griffin on a gilded shield. At the foot of the throne, three figures in seventeenth-century Russian dress symbolize wise leadership, military power, and prosperity. The inscriptions read “Truth and Mercy,” “For Tsar and Fatherland,” and  “Abundance of Fruits of the Land.”