System Number: 06957
Date: 31 January 
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W946
Document Type: ADS
Potage bonne femme - Macquereau - Côtelettes purée d'or - Compote de pigeons - Mince Pies - Compote de Poires Café
1. 31 January 
Date confirmed by comparison of writing and butterfly signature with other menus. Also, Whistler bought mackerel from John S. Charles (fl. 1876-1887), fishmonger in Pimlico, London [more], on 31 January 1878 (#08848).
The menu, written in French, consisted of 'Potage bonne femme' (literally 'good housewife's soup', comprising leek, potato and carrot), followed by mackerel, cutlets with golden purée (probably carrot or turnip), stewed pigeons, mince pies, stewed pears and coffee.