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Clementine Paddleford: Dining Out with Clementine
Dining out with Clementine

There are approximately 700 Menus in Paddleford's collection. Some menus have been signed by the restaurant staff and chef and others have Paddleford's name and notes written on them. The collection includes menus from airlines, cruise lines, and restaurants, as well as menus from special events. Besides the menus on display, other menus of interest include, American Spice Trade Association, Jack & Charlie's 21, The Terrace Room at Hotel New Yorker, Shannon International Free Airport, Shannon, Ireland, The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, and The Wine and Food Society of New York.

Her pursuit of the next fabulous recipe took her all over the world, where she had the opportunity to sample imported products in their native habitat and explore what made each culture's cuisine unique.



Restaurants




Hawaiian Room, Hotel Lexington, menu
Hawaiian Room Menu
Hotel Lexington
New York


Mermaid Room Cocktail menu, cover Mermaid Room Cocktail menu Mermaid Room Wine & Cocktail menu, cover Mermaid Room Wine & Cocktail menu
Mermaid Room Menu
Cocktail List
The Wharf
Fishermen's Terminal
Seattle, Washington


Saito Restaurant menu, cover Saito Restaurant menu
Saito Restaurant Menu
(Japanese Cuisine)
New York


Teddy's Restaurant menu, cover Teddy's Restaurant menu
Teddy's Restaurant Menu
New York City, New York

This is the smallest menu in Paddleford's collection.


Trader Vic's menu, cover Trader Vic's menu, meats Trader Vic's menu, curry dishes Trader Vic's menu, curry dishes Trader Vic's menu, desserts Trader Vic's menu, note
Trader Vic's Menu
Oakland, California




Events




American Spice Trade Association menu, cover American Spice Trade Association menu American Spice Trade Association menu
The American Spice Trade Association Menu
at the Hotel Astor, New York
May 8, 1940


Visit to Deauville Casino, 1947 Visit to Deauville Casino, 1947 Waiting to visit the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Nice, France, 1947
Paddleford's 1947 trip to France included a stop a the Deauville Casino in Deauville
and a visit with the Duke and Duchess of Windsor in Nice.


American Spice Trade Association menu, cover American Spice Trade Association menu American Spice Trade Association menu
The American Spice Trade Association Menu
Harvest Festival Dinner
at the Hotel Astor, New York
Thursday, October 26, 1950


Visit to Denmark, 1951 Visit to Denmark, 1951
Visit to Denmark, 1951.


Royal Luncheon menu, cover Royal Luncheon menu Royal Luncheon menu
Royal Luncheon
To Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Guildhall, London
12 June 1953

Paddleford covered Queen Elizabeth's Coronation and wrote an article
entitled "Banquet for Elizabeth" which was published in This Week Magazine
"How America Eats" on June 7, 1953.


Heinz Magic Carpet Dinner menu Heinz Magic Carpet Dinner menu
Heinz Magic Carpet Dinner Menu
Honoring the Ladies of the Press
Sert Room, Waldorf Astoria
New York
October 4, 1954


Tour of the Sunkist facilities Tour of the Sunkist facilities Tour of the Sunkist facilities
Paddleford wielded great influence with the buying public and over the years many companies,
like Sunkist in 1959, invited her to tour their facilities and sample their products.


Honorary membership to the Skipjack crew
Paddleford's travels took her all over the world including a visit to a
nuclear submarine, the USS Skipjack, in 1960.


Visiting the Borden cottage cheese facilities
Clementine Paddleford and Richard Raymond, plant manager, touring Borden's
cottage cheese production facilitites in Watertown, New York, June 1965.


Chiffon Breakfast, 1965
Chiffon Breakfast
Chicago, Illinois
1965

Clementine's "gangster" humor on display.






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