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Coronation Lunch Menu
14 May 1896

Chromolithograph from an original drawing by V.M. Vasnetsov
93 x 33 cm.
From State Archives of the Russian Federation.
ГА РФ. Ф601. Оп1. Д119. Л208

The coronation lunch took place in the Palace of Facets and lasted just one hour - from 3 to 4 o'clock. the Tsar and Tsarina sat on thrones to eat. The menu comprised the following dishes: rassolnik (meat or fish soup with pickled cucumbers), bortsch (beetroot soup), and pirozhki (meat pasties), followed by steamed sturgeon, lamb, pheasant in aspic, capons, salad, asparagus; and for dessert, fruits in wine and ice-cream.

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