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World Class Cuisine Awaits You On The Napa Valley Wine Train
  One of the signature attractions of the Napa Valley Wine Train of course is the world class cuisine served onboard! The train features three kitchens that prepare all of the food served on the train. The main kitchen is located in Kitchen Car #1090 - "Le Chef de Cuisine". There is also a small kitchen inside the Barbecue/Dining Car #1013 - "Silverado Trail" that is used to serve meals in that car specifically and finally, there is a kitchen in the lower level of Vista Dome Car #1085 - "Champagne" which is used to prepare meals for that car. The Wine Train has always billed itself as "Napa's Most Unique Restaurant" and there's no doubt you'll see exactly why when you have a delicious meal onboard this train! All of the menu items on the train were designed by the Wine Train's Culinary Team headed by Executive Chef Kelly Macdonald and use the absolute highest quality ingredients available.
  This year, I was able to experience two of these world class meals, the first one would be in Dining Car #1015 - "Le Petit Gourmet" on my return trip to Napa after riding north in the locomotive (you'll see that part of the travelogue soon!), and the other the following day in the aforementioned Vista Dome Car on the lunch train. I chose the lunch ride for both trains this year so as to get in more photography of the route along the way. Both of the meals were absolutely delicious and the service provided by every member of the train's staff was absolutely top notch! I actually would end up having the same server on both trains! Included here are photos taken of these absolutely delicious culinary creations, oh and the wine ain't bad either!!!
The place setting inside Dining Car #1015 - "Le Petit Gourmet", and that crusty bread they serve with your meal is out of this world delicious!!!
The First Course: A Baby Lettuce Salad with candied walnuts and smoked goat cheese in a honey cider vinaigrette. I wish I could find
that dressing they used somewhere as it was delicious on this salad!!!
The Main Course: Grilled Breast of Chicken in a mushroom, garlic and Merlot sauce with fresh herbs and shaved parmesan. Lunch also included a
taste of the Wine Train's own label Chardonnay from the Raymond Vineyard in Napa Valley. Lunch was absolutely delicious!
Dessert: Chocolate Tiramisu! A great way to end a delicious meal!
Bonus: This tin of dark chocolates was given to me after lunch (and again the following day in the dome car). I was told that these are given
to repeat customers of the Wine Train, so I guess that includes me as this is my third visit (also was here in 2013 and 2011)!
The place setting inside Vista Dome Car #1085 - "Champagne" and of course, more of that delicious crusty bread is included. Also included with
the Vista Dome Lunch package is a glass of Mumm Napa Brut Prestige sparkling wine.
Hors D'Oeuvre: A Flourless Yam Ravioli stuffed with house smoked goat cheese and toped with grape relish. This was excellent!!!
First Course: A Red and Green Apple Endive Salad with gorgonzola cheese, hazelnuts and mustard vinaigrette.
I'm a salad fan and sliced apples in a salad are a nice touch!
Main Course: The Roasted Beef Tenderloin on cambozola toast with a saute of vegetables in a Cabernet reduction.
Another world class meal on the Wine Train!
Dessert: Lemon Olive Oil Cake with a blueberry reduction. Great dessert!!!