. Turtle Steak Swiss Style, 2 veg - $2.60. Pink Squirrel - $1. Strawberry pie - 65.
I knew about the What's on the Menu, the
's ongoing project to digitize and transcribe its collection of 45,000 restaurant menus dating from the 1840s to the present.
I just never thought to look for Haussner's menu on the
site. A reader sent me a question about a wine she served at her wedding that was the same wine, she believed, as one served at Haussner's. "(It was) the exact wine that (Haussner's used to serve) with a strawberry in it. It was a Liebfraumilch ( I believe)."
I know now that Haussner's did serve Liebfraumilch, a semi-sweet German wine that is often used as the base for a fruity punch. I'm not sure whether she remembered having been served a Liebfraumilch punch at Haussner's, though. I may not have answered her question at all.
But I can't stop looking at the