108 Years Old Menu Discovered In The UK
In Liverpool, England, builders found a restaurant menu from 1913 during a restoration project.
The menu, “Yamen Café and Tea Rooms”, dated Wednesday, January 15, 1913, is just one of a series of historical artifacts discovered last week on the beams of the Leaf café on Bold Street in the center of Liverpool.
Leaf’s founder and owner Natalie Haywood told CNN that the discovery was “mind-blowing” and somewhat daunting, given Leaf is selling specialty teas like its predecessor. Haywood said, “This menu came from the ceiling 108 years ago. It is absolutely incredible.”
Foods and drinks listed on the time-traveling menu include Irish stew, Welsh porridge, sweet bread and peas, lobster, spaghetti, Russian, Indian and Chinese tea, veal, lemonade and banana pie.
Commenting on the menu, Haywood said, “The quality and standard of the food served before the First World War is so advanced that Yamen must be Liverpool‘s favorite place. Bold Street now has a ‘bohemian’ atmosphere, but in the 1900s, it was special. ”.
On the other hand, Haywood added that the wide variety of cuisine on the menu indicates that the restaurant was operating at a time when Liverpool was a busy port city:
“At that time, Liverpool was very rich and a large percentage of the world’s maritime traffic was passing through the port. We had a multicultural and glorious history and I think that really proves that we, as a city, look forward to the culinary side of things,” she said.
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