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The Blue Train
The World's Leading Luxury Train
The Finest Cuisine
In the soft glow of individual table
lamps, dew-fresh flowers, crisp linen,
fine bone china and classic silver
cutlery make for setting as
memorable as the dishes that follow.
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|The Blue Train provides fine wining and
dining by carefully selecting the best South
African wines to complement gourmet cuisine.
wine list recently received the sought-after
Diners Club Award of Approval.
In keeping with the classically romantic
ambience of the 42-seater dining car, lunch is an
elegantly casual affair, while dinner is more
A sophisticated, opulent atmosphere, gourmet
menu and the finest South African wines make
dining on the new Blue Train a magnificent
The Blue Train's business manager Kishore Seegoolam,
in consultation with his own team of chefs, has created a
menu to delight the most discerning palate.
|Only the freshest ingredients meet Blue Train
standards. Meals and snacks are prepared by six
chefs in the streamlined kitchen, designed to
Seegoolam and Blue Train engineers' exacting
specifications. Says Seegoolam: " We have
chosen to stay with the SA cuisine, and the meals
are filling but light and we are confident that
the menu meets the five-star standard of the
world's leading hotels.
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|Guests are offered a choice of entrees, soup,
fish, meat dishes, desserts, coffee and
friandises, all beautifully presented. Typically
South African fare includes Karoo lamb, kabeljou,
Knysna oysters, snoek, crayfish and impala. Also
offered is an abundant array of the finest South
African fruit and vegetables. Vegetarian, Kosher
and Halaal meals will be provided on request.
The Blue Train is a showcase for South African wines
which have been selected to compliment each course on the
menu after meticulous consultation with top South African
|On the Blue Train, dining never stops.
Breakfast, lunch and supper are the main meals
and High Tea is served each afternoon in the
Lounge Car. Part of the High Tea fare will be
cucumber sandwiches, dainty cakes, fresh scones
and cream and other irresistible delicacies with
an assortment of fine teas and coffees. Another
attraction of the opulent Lounge Car is the
giant-size TV screen revealing the unfolding
scenery from the front-of-train camera.
lounge car called The Club Car, has a more
masculine ambiance and is expected to find favor
with those seeking a peaceful place for
after-dining cognacs, coffees or cigars.
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Delicious snacks are served in compartments by the
guests' personal butler. To make the dining experience
even more satisfying, the cost of all meals and drinks is
included in the train fare.
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|The ambiance of the Dining Car and Lounge
Cars is one of warm elegance. Large windows allow
for panoramic views of the passing countryside.
Incandescent lighting gains added warmth from
individual lamps on each table gently
highlighting the beautifully detailed burled wood
paneling and original South African artworks.
The Blue Train is equipped with the finest bone china
in white, cut-crystal and classic silver cutlery engraved
with the familiar B insignia. Dew-fresh flowers add
emphasis to the attention to detail. Menu cards are royal
blue with a gold cord; a color representation of the
region through which guests are traveling is included for
that extra Blue Train touch.