Friko really gave us a treat over on her site
Welcome to the 18 day on her Advent calendar.
During the Franco-Prussian War of 1870/1871 the Prussian Army lay siege to the grand city of Paris from September 19, 1870 to January 28, 1871.
On December 25th 1870, the 99th day of the siege dinner was served at the
Café Voisin, 261 rue Saint-Honoré, Paris
Butter radishes, Stuffed Donkey's Head, Sardines
Purée of Red Beans with Croûtons
Fried Gudgeons, Roast Camel English Style
Roast Bear Chops au Poivre
Haunch of Wolf, Venison Sauce
Cat flanked by Rats
Antelope Terrine with Truffles
Buttered Green peas
Rice Cake with jam
The Paris Zoo had been held in reserve for a Christmas Dinner.
The Wine List made up for any shortcomings in the food,
I doubt that a greater list has accompanied any meal since:
Latour Blanche 1861
Château Palmer 1864
Moutin Rothschild 1846
Romanee Conti 1858
Grand Porto 1827