Amtrak adds hot-meal option on Lake Shore, Capitol

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Amtrak is adding a hot-meal option to the boxed lunch and dinner choices it offers on the Lake Shore Limited and Capitol Limited.
Bob Johnston

WASHINGTON — Amtrak is adding a hot-meal choice to lunch and dinner food service for sleeping-car passengers on the Lake Shore Limited and Capitol Limited.

Beginning this week, slow-braised beef short rib in a red wine and beer sauce will be added to the lunch and dinner menu of pre-prepared items, which also include a vegan wrap, chicken Caesar salad, and antipasto plate.  Dropped is the chilled grilled beef tenderloin salad.

Breakfast service remains a single meal, featuring fruit, a muffin, a Greek yogurt parfait, and breakfast bars.

“Our plan to provide fresh food choices now includes a hot option, which is based on engaging our sleeping car customers on what they would like and with special training for our train crews,” Bob Dorsch, vice president of the Amtrak Long Distance Service Line, said in a media release. “This contemporary style of service has been well received by customers, with meals of their choice and at times they choose. These customers also enjoy having exclusive use of the dining cars.”

Amtrak replaced full-service dining cars on the two trains on June 1, replacing them with boxed meals which sleeping-car passengers can eat in the dining room or have delivered to their room.

 

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