Kiwis re-enact last supper

Last updated 05:00 15/04/2012
Angel McNamara of Auckland and Lemuel Lyes of Dunedin were among the diners whose entry was by boarding pass.
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ULTIMATE DINNER: Angel McNamara of Auckland and Lemuel Lyes of Dunedin were among the diners whose entry was by boarding pass.

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A century after the Titanic met with disaster Kiwis have gathered to re-enact the ship's last supper.

The elaborate last meal served to the ship's first class passengers on April 14, 1912, was recreated for 90 guests in an eight-course dinner.

The commemorative event was held at Wellington's James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor last night. 

The meal began with oysters before guests dined on consommé olga and cream of barley soup, poached salmon darnes, chicken lyonnaise, seared duck, roasted quail, waldorf puddings and peaches in chartreuse jelly. 

Speakers included Caroline Aliaga-Kelly, whose grandfather perished aboard the Titanic while her grandmother survived. 

The final songs said to have been performed by the Titanic's band as the ship went down, Songe d'Automne and Nearer my God to Thee, were performed.

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