Claires Kitchen were very proud to have been invited to create the food by West Somerset Railway, for not only the VIP launch of The Flying Scotsman but also the two night gourmet Scottish themed menu for the Friday and Saturday night, departing form Bishops Lydeard to Minehead Station.
This was a one off opportunity.We cooked up some amazing canapes and four course themed Scottish menu, which included Vegetarian Haggis Wellington, Wild Venison (from the wilds of Exmoor) Carpaccio with handpicked blackberries from my small holding, slowly braised Aberdeen Angus with a rich red wine reduction, rumbled thumps and seasonal local vegetables, followed by Raspberry Cranachan and thyme shortbread. All ingredients were locally sourced where possible and some homegrown. I even got to shovel coal and sit in the drivers chair,I think some of which was because of the tasters I took in there.
Working on the train was such fun, I will never forget this experience. During this event we had the wonderful photographer Julia Amies-Green Photography from Winsford who has captured every moment so fantastically, all photographic imagery is done by this talented lady, credit to Julia Amies-Green Photography.