Travel company to recreate Titanic dinner, with 1907 Champagne

Cookson Adventures has offered a trip that includes a dive to the wreck of the Titanic plus a recreation of the wine-paired dinner served to those in first class on the ship’s fateful maiden voyage.

Available for nine people and taking place in July 2019, Cookson said that the trip was a rare opportunity to take part in a manned dive to the wreck of the Titanic, which lies 3,800 metres below sea level on the bed of the Atlantic.

After sailing overnight to the wreck, dives will be accompanied by a professional researcher, who will guide guests through marine life on the descent and provide a detailed tour of the ship, said Cookson.

To finish the trip, chefs will recreate a lavish 10-course dinner originally enjoyed by first-class passengers before the disastrous iceberg collision on the night of 14 April 1912.

Food will be paired with wines from the period, sourced by supplier Wine Source, said Cookson. Wines will include a bottle of the 1907 Heidsieck Gout Champagne, the vintage originally drunk on the Titanic, salvaged from a wreck of a Swedish schooner that sank in 1916.

Some of the proposed courses on the menu include oysters, filet mignons, foie gras, roasted squab and Consomm√© Olga.

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