The table and above the table seating plan. Click here for information about the musuem.
Antonio de Medeiros e Almeida was a wealthy entrepreneur, businessman, and collector. He and his wife Margarida were great entertainers of Society , enjoying the company of both Portuguese and foreigners. When Prince Rainier and Princess Grace came on a state visit in 1964 they were entertained at the Casa.
They liked to showcase the best of Portugeuse wines and produce.
Unfortunately, I have not been able to find what exactly was on the menu.
So with a little imagination and some inspiration from Portuguese cooking and wines I have invented the dinner menu on that day.
Firstly part of my inspiration comes from a lunch in the White House in 1961.
You can see how the chef used local produce in a refined French style paired with French wines. These days the wines would probably be American.