The hotly anticipated celebrity chef dinner series has returned to London’s finest train. This year’s line-up is the perfect pairing to Belmond British Pullman’s iconic old-world pizzazz.
For glamorous gastronomes, the celebrated ‘pop-up’ dining events aboard Belmond British Pullman are not to be missed. This year a host of culinary characters are taking part, from Raymond Blanc OBE to Michel Roux Jr and James Martin. Chef whites have been starched and recipes reimagined ready for this series of unique soirees.
Sashay down to the private lounge at London Victoria station in your finest black-tie attire. Your evening begins in sparkling style with a champagne reception. Revel in romantic melodies and raise a toast to the host before boarding the train. After, the grand vintage carriages lead the way out of London on an enchanting voyage through the countryside.
Meet this year’s hosts—who will you dine with?
Making a much awaited return to the series, chef Raymond Blanc OBE takes to the rails on 18 August 2018. His culinary philosophy, centred on organic and sustainable produce, complements the ambience of good-natured indulgence on the train. He arrives on board armed with his irresistible continental charm and a sensational range of dishes. “This menu is going to be colourful, celebratory, fun,” says the renowned Chef Patron of Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons. “We all know the Belmond British Pullman is about heritage, about classical values… to that we will add an amazing feast.”
Join us as Michel Roux Jr takes over the train. As one of Britain’s few two Michelin-starred chefs, his presence on board is set to cause quite a stir. On 28 September 2018, Michel will embrace his training and vast experience in classical French cookery to serve up a menu of specially crafted courses.
Returning to the series for his fifth season is Food Hero favourite James Martin. Anticipate a heartwarming menu inspired by his Yorkshire roots. Comforting and hearty dishes will reflect James’ love for nostalgic recipes, with each course influenced by his travels in France. His most recent publication, James Martin’s American Adventure, regales his “culinary journey of a lifetime”, an experience you can share with him on 16 November 2018.
Gourmet pioneers should head to Southeast Asia in search of something a little more exotic. Board the Eastern & Oriental Express in Singapore for a three-night culinary escape hosted by Ian Kittichai. Dine on acclaimed chef Ian’s signature cuisine and embark on a gastronomic adventure from 18-20 November 2018.
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