Long Beach Hotel Marks Titanic Anniversary

Our hearts will go on; this one-day meal special will not.

By Allison Williams April 6, 2012

“Say what you will about this cruise, Rose; you can’t deny the food was top-notch.”

This weekend, it’s 1997 all over again with the rerelease of the epic Titanic film. Remember our good friends Jack, Rose, the old lady, and the iceberg? (And, of course, Celine Dion’s clavicle?) They’re in 3D at a multiplex near you.

Nostalgia runs even deeper next weekend at Shelburne Inn Bed and Breakfast on the Long Beach Peninsula, billed as the state’s oldest continuously operating hotel. On Sunday, April 15—the 100th anniversary of the RMS Titanic’s sinking—the inn will hold a commemorative tea and dinner. Using the boat’s menus as inspiration, the house chef will serve smoked Chinook salmon mousse, grass-fed curried country lamb pies, and, um, "oceans of tea" at 2pm, then dishes such as chicken lyonnaise and filet mignon lili for supper.

Entertainment at the Shelburne that day includes a historical presentation by an interpreter in period costume, as well as a piano performance. (Fun fact: The hotel’s grand piano is named Gloria.) Songs come from the White Star Line Music Repertoire book.

Oh, and "period clothing is encouraged, but not required." That means BYO life jacket, people.

To fill out your April beach weekend, we suggest Jake the Alligator Man in Long Beach or dinner at Pelicano in Ilwaco. Or just head across the Columbia River, where Titanic 3D is playing at Astoria Gateway Cinema.

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