Food - Drink
The Train That Takes Riders Through The Best Of Scottish Cuisine
By MICHELLE WELSCH
The Belmond Royal Scotsman is one of the world's most luxurious trains, described as a "palace on wheels" by Uniq Hotels, it winds through Scotland's Highlands, providing guests with beautiful views and the best of Scottish cuisine. It has two cars dedicated to dining and drinks — Raven, which seats 16 diners, and Victory, which seats 20.
The Victory dining car dates back to 1945, and has tables decorated with pristine linens, fine china, polished silver, and sparkling glasses. Menus of "superb and of Michelin-star quality featuring fresh local grown produce" are created on-site by Luxury Train Club, along with at least 35 different types of whiskies for riders to sample.
After champagne and cocktails with foie gras and caviar, guests in formal evening wear dine on modern Scottish fare and exotic dishes, like pigeon salad, kedgeree, and halibut; in the mornings, there’s a full Scottish breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausage, black pudding, and haggis. The ride costs at least $6,000, and it’s best to book early as tickets sell out in advance.