Building on its successful partnership with world renowned chef Raymond Blanc, Eurostar has today launched its exciting new summer menus for Business Premier passengers. As well as tempting new options for both lunch and dinner, Raymond will also for the first time bring to the breakfast table his expertise as Eurostar’s Business Premier Culinary Director.
Michelin starred chef, Raymond Blanc has collaborated closely with Eurostar’s catering suppliers in the UK, France and Belgium over the past year to help transform travellers’ perceptions of on-board catering. He shares his passion for promoting the very best in sustainable and seasonal food with Eurostar’s suppliers and as a result his exclusive Business Premier summer menus are tasty, seasonal and sustainable proving to be an instant hit with passengers.
The new summer options focus on seasonal flavours, fruits and vegetables and feature several Blanc family recipes. Complimenting his lunch and dinner menus, Raymond’s new Business Premier breakfasts will offer a traditional hot option and for the first time a new, fresh and light option. Working closely with Eurostar’s suppliers to create the choice of breakfasts, Raymond has introduced lightly toasted granola, organic honey and freshly prepared fruit bowls.
Raymond Blanc commented; “I’m delighted to work with Eurostar who share my passion for using traceable and responsibly sourced ingredients. Together with Eurostar’s suppliers we’re working to change the perception of on-board cuisine, which is why we’re serving seasonal and locally sourced delicious food on to the plates of travellers.”
Both Eurostar and Raymond are passionate about locally sourced and sustainably produced ingredients. Following the recent announcement that Eurostar had become the first transport provider to join the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA), Eurostar is proud to announce that it has further cemented this accolade by becoming the first transport provider to receive SRA accreditation as a One-Star Sustainability Champion* for its commitment to responsibly sourcing local and sustainably produced ingredients.
Commenting on the SRA accreditation, Mark Linehan, Managing Director of the SRA, said; “We were very pleased when Eurostar became the first transport operator to join the SRA. We’re now delighted that having put its credentials to the test, the company has earned a One Star Rating for its catering operation, demonstrating its commitment to sustainability. Among examples of the good things customers can expect are a high proportion of locally sourced produce and free range pork, beef and poultry. It’s also pleasing to see Eurostar actively engage with communities in the UK, France and Belgium and working to drive down its CO2 emissions through its Tread Lightly programme.”
Eurostar’s Standard Premier passengers will also benefit from a update to their menu options with a brand new on-board meal format. Responding to customer feedback, from the end of April Standard Premier passengers will receive one large main course dish rather than the two separate starter and main course dishes currently served. At the same time, Standard Premier passengers will be able to choose between a meat or a vegetarian main course dish, both of which will be accompanied by an indulgent desert.