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Eurostar goes vegetarian with Raymond Blanc

PUBLISHED: 12:01 16 May 2019

Raymond Blanc OBE, Eurostar Business Premier Culinary Director

Raymond Blanc OBE, Eurostar Business Premier Culinary Director

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It is National Vegetarian Week, and Eurostar business passengers travelling from London to France this week will have a meat-free menu created by Raymond Blanc to celebrate

If you are travelling to France on Eurostar this week you may notice a difference in the menu on offer. For the first time, the carte du jour, for customers travelling from London on Business Premier, will be completely meat free for one week.

Raymond Blanc OBE has been working closely with Eurostar on their Business Premier dining experience for seven years. The Michelin star chef's latest tasty menu is bespoke vegetarian using sustainable ingredients of local provenance with hot and cold dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner using seasonal vegetables. Dishes include a celeriac, spinach and lentil curry and an asparagus, pea and radish salad.

Raymond says, "I have always celebrated the magic of seasons and vegetables, as they are the heart of my gastronomy. As a chef, I am committed to using fresh and seasonal produce of the highest quality that has minimal impact on our environment and communities."

Raymond Blanc has created a vegetarian menu for Eurostar Business Premier passengersRaymond Blanc has created a vegetarian menu for Eurostar Business Premier passengers

"Each dish I have designed with Eurostar is created with sustainability and responsible sourcing in mind. I've worked closely with Eurostar to create a special menu for National Vegetarian Week that showcases the great taste of vegetables, and I can't wait for passengers to try them," he says.

Passengers in standard class will also have new vegetarian options including, aubergine roll with goat's cheese, spring onion and tomato, and a quinoa and bulgur salad with basil and lemon.

Standard Premier passengers will also have exciting vegetarian dishesStandard Premier passengers will also have exciting vegetarian dishes

Research from Censuswide shows that over a third (34%) of British and French have a meat free day or meal every week while a quarter of Brits (25%) do not consider themselves as meat eaters. When travelling, almost three-quarters of those surveyed claimed to be more adventurous with food (73%) with over half (52%) saying they try new delicacies when on a trip.

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