Luchow's, New York, N.Y., December 25, 1961
On a menu printed in red and green and illustrated with a decorated tree, this fixed price Christmas dinner at Luchow's in New York City costs six dollars and includes many choices for the holiday diner. Luchow's was a famous German restaurant since 1882 and was known for its festive tree lightings during the holiday season. By the time of this menu in 1961, the last remnant of its traditional German food on the menu is Wiener Schnitzel. Other entree choices include boiled live carp, air delivered fresh brook trout, breast of capon, roast watertown goose, roast young Vermont turkey, and roast prime rib of beef. Desserts include Santa Klaus ice cream, Christmas stollen, hot mince pie, pumpkin pie, and plum pudding.
From the Culinary Institute of America Menu Collection, Bruce P. Jeffer Menu Collection, menu 41-1745.