Menu Monday: The Profile House, July 31, 1866

 If you were in the the White Mountains of New Hampshire in the mid to late 19th century and needed a place to stay, you might want to check into The Profile House, a grand hotel that existed there for seventy years, from 1853 to 1923, named for a rock formation called "The Old Man of the Mountain" because its shape looked like the face of an elderly man. 

If you were checked in on July 31, 1866, here's what would be on offer for dinner:


What would you order? I might go for the mint soup, the salmon with mashed potatoes and string beans, and raspberry pie and coffee for dessert. 

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