Belmond reveals this year’s ‘pop-up’ dining events aboard Belmond British Pullman with new additions to the line-up including; exclusive dinners hosted by Michael Roux Jr, Raymond Blanc OBE and other celebrated TV chefs, an elegant champagne afternoon tea and the ultimate gin journey. Established as one of London’s most exclusive and experiential dining series, each event welcomes just 100 guests onboard to embrace the unique glamour of the iconic train with an opportunity to meet some of the UK’s most exciting culinary talents.
First to take over the galley-kitchens for dinner on 21 July 2018, is British celebrity Tom Kerridge, one of TV’s most affable chefs and owner of the country’s most sought out and only two Michelin-starred pub, Hand and Flowers in Marlow, Buckinghamshire. Returning for his fifth year of excellence onboard, Tom will showcase his passion for adding a modern twist to classic British dishes – creating an exclusive ‘pop-up pub’ within the vintage carriages.
18th August 2018 brings self-taught and award-winning chef, Raymond Blanc OBE, celebrated Chef-Patron at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons. Inspired by his Mother’s dedication to the seasons and with a philosophy centred around organic and sustainable food, Raymond will present a menu of beautifully fresh ingredients and flavours. This year also sees Michel Roux Jr, one of Britain’s most highly regarded two Michelin-starred chefs and TV personalities take to the elegant surroundings of Belmond British Pullman. On 28th September 2018, Michel will embrace his training and vast experience in classical French cookery and serve up a menu of specially crafted courses.
On 16th November 2018 guests will enjoy the culinary delights of James Martin for the fifth season, with a heart-warming menu inspired by his Yorkshire roots. A comforting and hearty theme will connect guests with James’s love for nostalgic recipes from his childhood, combined with flavours and twists acquired during his years of cooking and travelling in France.
THE ART OF AFTERNOON TEA
On 19th August 2018, guests are invited to dress in their ‘summer chic’ finery and join in the celebration of Champagne Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé 50th anniversary, with a special champagne afternoon tea journey. Set with crisp white linen, sparkling glassware and bespoke china, a spectacular array of cakes and fancies adorn the tables, crafted by multi award-winning chef, Claire Clark MBE. Claire applies a distinctive creative flair to every menu which will be complimented by an exclusive tea blend specifically designed for the occasion by English producer, Tregothnan.
THE GOLDEN AGE OF GIN
The series of events draws to a close on 22nd November 2018 with a uniquely curated gin experience with premium gin Tanqueray No. TEN. Guests will be whisked back to the charm of the roaring twenties while served a menu of seven uniquely crafted dishes that bring to life the citrus botanicals of Tanqueray No. TEN, paired with matching cocktails. For those keen to learn more, the silver service dinner will be followed by a specialist masterclass with Tanqueray’s Brand Ambassador, who will help to create the perfect Tanqueray No. TEN gin martini featuring an array of citrus fruits, herbs and spices.
THE FINAL INGREDIENT
Belmond British Pullman offers a host of journeys throughout the year from London Victoria Station, visiting some of Britain’s most famous cities, country houses, sporting and social events. Prices for a ‘pop-up’ dinner journey start from USD550 per person – for more information and reservations visit belmond.com or call 0845 077 2222.