Town & Country, May 2016

Our menu cards are usually used to show food and drink offerings for weddings, special events, or a dinner party. Alex Kuczynski’s “Me, Me, Me” piece in Town & Country’s May 2016 Youth & Beauty Issue puts a fun twist on them and features our luxurious scripted menu cards as a means of showing what is not on the menu. Kuczynski’s focus on “food allergy dieting” offers a look at how the diet of the future will be tailored to each specific person’s allergies and sensitivities in an elegant and polished way. Thank you to Town & Country for featuring us in an interesting dialogue on how we eat.

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The Menu: A Brief History

Early in President Roosevelt’s first term, he held a state dinner for Prince Henry of Prussia. To highlight the different, younger tone, of his administration, President Roosevelt offered his guests champagne compliments of George Kessler, considered to be the “Champagne King” of the early 20th century. In addition to the champagne, Mr. Kessler partnered with two stationers – Dempsey & Carroll and Tiffany & Co. to produce brightly colored, finely detailed menus for this special dinner.
The images below picture the menus produced by Dempsey & Carroll for this occasion.
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Images courtesy of: Henry Voight, The American Menu