A DINNER DATE WITH RAYMOND BLANC ON BOARD THE BRITISH PULLMAN
26 July 2013 - Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur, Raymond Blanc, hosts a dinner on board The British Pullman, sister train to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, on 16th November 2013. This event launches a series of ‘pop-up’ dinners on board London’s iconic train throughout 2013 and 2014 hosted by some of the UK’s most celebrated chefs.
Raymond Blanc’s specially created 7 course menu, accompanied by the sommelier’s choice of fine wines, will be served to just one hundred guests who will enjoy this fine dining experience whilst travelling in the stylish and elegant carriages of The British Pullman through the English countryside. This event reunites Raymond Blanc with his one time apprentice, Robbie Gleeson, Executive Head Chef for the UK Day Trains.
"The British Pullman is a train known for its very British traditions and heritage - it offers such a fantastic experience and of course I am delighted to be cooking on board alongside Robbie and meeting guests who will be joining us on our journey - I hope to make their trip on board as special as I can."
Departing from London Victoria at 7pm on 16th November, champagne and canapés are served as guests board the train with their affable host. Throughout the evening, Raymond will be spending time with guests, sharing his passion, curiosity and expertise for cooking as demonstrated in his current TV series ‘How to Cook’ on BBC2. Dining on board the British Pullman is one of London’s most exclusive and luxurious dining experiences.
The British Pullman emulates the finest of British traditions and heritage. With its original 1920s art deco carriages and exceptional personal service by authentic stewards in fine livery the train evokes the golden age of travel; allowing guests the opportunity to engage with a period of time when travellers were elegantly dressed and had the time to slow down and enjoy the journey.
The Dinner with Raymond Blanc costs £495 per person. Raymond will host a dinner on sister train, The Northern Belle, departing from Manchester on 2 November 2013. Further ‘Dinner Dates with’ will be announced shortly.
Raymond is also Chef Patron of Orient Express property, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons.
Further details and reservations: 0845 077 2222 or www.orient-express.com/uktrains Media Contacts: Samantha Strawford PR Director, 020 3117 1377, email@example.com / Emma Wylde PR Executive, 020 3117 1379, firstname.lastname@example.org
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About Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. is a luxury hotel company and sophisticated adventure travel operator which seeks to deliver memorable experiences that are the ultimate expression of each destination's authentic culture. The Company has offered exceptional luxury travel experiences since 1976, when it purchased Hotel Cipriani in Venice and then shortly thereafter recreated the celebrated Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, linking London, Paris and Venice, along with other European cities. Today the Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. brand embraces 45 hotel, cruise and luxury rail businesses in 22 countries, including distinctive properties such as Hotel Cipriani in Venice, Grand Hotel Europe in St Petersburg, Hotel Ritz Madrid, Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro and Maroma Resort and Spa on Mexico’s Riviera Maya. The Company also operates six luxury tourist trains, three river cruise operations and one of New York’s most iconic restaurants. www.orient-express.com