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Menu Collection


Menu Collection


This collection was created as a result of inspiration gained from the menu collection of our hotel's famous matrie d, Oscar Tschirky, which began over a century ago. Some of these menus are from Oscar's menu collection, while others are from various records in the Waldorf Archive's administrative files. "These menus are not only reminiscent of sumptuous and glorious dinners, but of equally glorious friends and historical occasions."



Items in the Menu Collection Collection

Hosted in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, this famous luncheon was the moment in which General deGaulle delivered a speech on conflicts in Europe as a result of WWII. He proclaimed "We are not afraid of peace."

This Dempsey & Carroll event program and menu is from the Twelfth Annual banquet of the Automobile Club of America. The Automobile Club of America was the precursor to what is known today as "Triple A" or "AAA." Due to the sensitive state of this…

The Victory Dinner for the 24 Karat Club was hosted at the Waldorf Astoria and some of the jewelry industry's most innovative members were in attendance. This dinner was hosted as a way to celebrate the US victory of WWII.

Though the hosts of the event are unknown, this historic dinner party menu was hand crafted by the famous engravers, Dempsey & Carroll of New York City. This menu dates from the original Waldorf Hotel; the Astoria Hotel did not even exist at this…

This menu was created in honor of the "Twenty-Fixth" annual dinner for the The New York Library Club. The humorous way of designing this menu is quite fitting for librarians!

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