The railway company has announced that, from 13 to 19 May, meals served on board the standard first and business first classes in Eurostar will be entirely vegetarian. This will be the company's first all-vegetarian culinary offer.
The menu was created by starred chef Raymond Blanc, a famous chef from across the Channel and chef at Relais&Châteaux Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons in Oxfordstar.
Among his creations, we can taste a "frittata omelette with spring onions and cheddar cheese, forest mushrooms with soy sauce and paprika, spinach with hollandaise sauce, tomatoes", an "asparagus salad, peas and radishes, pea purée, goat cheese, black olive breadcrumbs", a "celery curry, spinach and lentils, cauliflower crumble and zucchini", a "quinoa salad, cauliflower, kale, raisins and seeds, yellow carrots and cucumber with egg, coriander and pomegranate seeds" or a "vanilla cream with rhubarb and ginger".
According to the results of a Censuswide study of 3,104 consumers, 14% of Britons have a vegetarian diet compared to 4% in France and 3% in Belgium.