Eurostar is launching new winter menus for Eurostar’s Business Premier passengers, complete with Europe’s first high-speed Afternoon Tea offering, which will be served between 14.00 and 17.30.
Responding to customer feedback which indicated a preference for lighter afternoon meals, Raymond Blanc has worked closely with Eurostar’s catering suppliers in the UK, France and Belgium to create a brand new Afternoon Tea offering. The new British inspired Afternoon Tea will feature a traditional cake as well as classic English scones from Raymond Blanc’s own recipe, served with clotted cream and strawberry jam.
In addition to the classic British scones, cakes and teas, Eurostar’s Business Premier passengers will be able choose up to three hot and cold light savoury dishes depending on their mood. The savoury options have a European flavour and include dishes like vegetarian lasagne, mushroom risotto and poached hot smoked salmon.
Eurostar’s new Business Premier winter breakfast and dinner menus will also launch today and have been created by Raymond Blanc and Eurostar’s suppliers to offer fresh and hearty seasonal flavours. The new winter dishes focus on locally sourced seasonal fruits and vegetables and feature several of Raymond’s own recipes including; Ham hock terrine, beetroot risotto and his famous chocolate delice.
Raymond Blanc commented; “I strongly believe that choice is what the modern guest wants. Our role is to endeavour to respond to each of our guests’ needs. The new Afternoon Tea menus that I have designed with the team allow for flexibility of choice and meet a number of business travellers’ needs, offering something to suit everyone.”
In addition to the new Afternoon Tea offering, Eurostar’s Business Premier passengers can now also enjoy a quality caffeine fix on all morning services. This follows the introduction in September of new Lavazza espresso machines in all Business Premier coaches. Eurostar’s dedicated business class, Business Premier, also offers fully flexible fares, 10 minute express check-in, guaranteed boarding, business lounge access and an on-board taxi booking service.