If you long for the elegance and nostalgia of fine dining as it was in the past, then this collection of more than 300 menus will provide a glimpse into the culinary habits of those special times. A LA CARTE will serve as a timeless resource for the gourmet, as well as any person with an interest in food, cooking and fine dining. History buffs, collectors, artists, restaurateurs and anyone interested in the history of dining will find this book a fascinating addition to their library. Included are menus from hotels and restaurants, those done for special occasions and holidays, political events, trains, ocean liners and even planes. All are beautifully reproduced in large, full-color photographs. Included is a special chapter titled 'Works of Wonder' which contains samples created from unusual materials, or those that utilize unique manufacturing techniques to create mementos of important events and places.