Berghoff Café Menu
Scope and Contents
The collection is composed of a menu card for Easter Dinner at the Berghoff Café in Kalamazoo, MI. This menu is from the Berghoff Café’s special Easter Dinner on April 19, 1908.
A raised illustration of white lilies is on the cover with a sonnet on the inside cover by the poet laureate of the Berghoff Hotel.
- April 19, 1908
- Berghoff Cafe (Organization)
Biographical / Historical
The Berghoff Hotel and Café operated from 1908 to 1915. In newspapers of the time, citizens raved about the extravagant menu that fed 242 persons and became a record breaking dinner. The menu consists of many dishes from the time including baked trout, roast turkey, and braised calf sweetbreads.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased with funds from the Starring Endowment Fund.
The collection amounts to .10 cubic feet and is composed of one item. The menu card measures approximately 8.25” x 5.5”. The item is made of smooth, off-white card stock.
- Berghoff Café Menu finding aid
- Sophia Cunningham; Stephanie Chapman
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Part of the Western Michigan University Archives & Regional History Collections Repository
Charles C. and Lynn L. Zhang Legacy Collections Center
1650 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5307 US