Dinner on the Rails
When the transcontinental railroad was completed in 1869, successfully connecting the country’s east and west coasts, it introduced a new standard of travel. Extravagant accommodations and gourmet dining cars became symbols of modernity and upper-class luxury.
The Saratoga & North Creek Railway, based in Saratoga, is bringing back the era of porters, elegant accommodations and fine on-train dining with a farm-to-table emphasis.
The Pullman Table, the railway’s new on-board dining program, boasts New American cuisine highlighted by local ingredients in each region in which it operates. Currently these include Oregon and Texas, and, as of this summer, the upper Hudson Valley. The Pullman Table service is available from July 1 through October 30. It runs on a scenic, 56-mile, three-hour round trip excursion between Saratoga Springs and North Creek and offers lunch on Fridays, dinner on Saturdays and brunch on Sundays. Prices run from $100-$125 with upgrades available.