Potage printanier, aux quenelles - Macquereau, sur grille, sauce Whistler Kramouskis- aux huitres - = Cotelettes de Mouton, purée d'Or - Biftecke à la Parisienne - - Canards Sauvages - Aspic de celeri - = Petite patisserie - Omelette au Rhum - - Café -
1. 25 March 
This dinner was recorded in the diary of A. S. Cole on 12 March 1876: 'Round to Whistler's to dine. Mrs Leyland and Mrs Galsworthy, and others.' Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, 2 vols, London and Philadelphia, 1908, I, p. 189. The lavish meal was designed to impress his fashionable patrons, Alan Summerly Cole (1846-1934), textile expert and museum official [more], Frances Leyland (1836-1910), née Dawson [more], Isabel Marion Galsworthy (1841-1903), née Watson, wife of F. T. Galsworthy [more].
The menu, written in French, consisted of soup garnished with vegetables, grilled mackerel with JW's own sauce, oyster savouries, mutton cutlets with a golden purée (probably turnips), beefsteak in the Parisian manner, wild duck, celery in aspic, little pastries, omelette with rum, and coffee.