Winston Churchill loved hearty breakfast with whisky and cigar

March 31st, 2009 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI  

London, Mar 31 (ANI): Former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill loved a “hearty breakfast” with some whisky and a cigar, it has emerged.

While aboard the BOAC flight in June 1954, Churchill did not find the plane’s menu to be good enough, and thus wrote one out himself.

His hearty meal included poached egg, toast, jam, butter, coffee and milk, a jug of cold milk, cold chicken, and meat.

He also had grapefruit, sugar bowl, a glass orange squash (ice), with some whisky soda to wash down, along with a cigar.

The menu was kept by the air steward, and has been put for sale along with press cuttings from the trip.

It is expected to fetch 1,500 pounds.

“This is one of the most remarkable pieces of Churchill memorabilia we have seen,” the Telegraph quoted Richard Westwood-Brookes, the seller, as saying.

“It shows what a hearty breakfast he ate and it was all washed down with a whisky, after which he smoked a cigar.

“It is the type of indulgence we’ve come to associate with Churchill and it reassuring to know he ate so well in his 80th year.”

“There are some smudges and ink stains but it is a wonderful piece of history,” he added. (ANI)

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