Long Beach Landmark Recreates Inaugural First-Class Dining Experience
The dinner is Thursday, May 26, and the brunch and free boarding day is Friday, May 27.
The Queen Mary held her maiden voyage on May 27, 1936. It was the most luxurious liner in the world at the time and eventually became one of the most important; her noted speed was able to outrun German U-boats and she was used to carry American troops to Britain in World War II.
Today, she sits in Long Beach and hosts a series of events throughout the year.
The dinner is being held in the Grand Salon, formerly the First Class Dining Room. “Passengers” for the night will be served what is being termed a “modern version” of the menu the actual guests had their first evening on the ship.
This includes a puff pastry, salad, short ribs and creme brulee. The price is $150 and includes a cocktail hour and live entertainment. If you’re doing this, you might as well and splurge an extra $50 for the post-dinner VIP party that includes scotch, cigars, dancing and a band.
You can also reserve a table for groups of 10 ($1,500) or 20 ($2,500).
The brunch ($45) includes an omelette station, bacon, eggs, sausages, pancakes, waffles, country potatoes, hash and croissants. It goes from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
The Queen Mary carried 2.2 million passengers in peacetime and 810,000 soldiers in WWII. She was retired and moved to Long Beach in 1967.
Tickets & Reservations: www.queenmary.com/events/80th-anniversary-celebration
Address: 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA