(NAPA, CA) Just in time for National Barbecue Month, the Napa Valley Wine Train has launched a new ride-and-dine package that focuses more on the flavor and finger-licking fun of barbecue. Known for his great gourmet cuisine, Executive Chef Kelly Macdonald is excited about delivering this new menu just in time for summer.
"I have offered these ribs before as a special on our regular gourmet menu, and they are huge hits. I am really excited to be able to highlight this food, now in its own car and with its own menu," Chef Kelly said.
"It is still the classy, gourmet Wine Train food, but with simple grill flavors. The smell of barbecue is so comforting, it brings you back to back yard cookouts with Mom and Dad. Just this time, the backyard is the wonderful vineyard views of Napa Valley."
Chef's new menu is paired with a compleely new experience in the western-themed Silverado Car. With this package, guests are treated to a multiple course meal, as well as their choice of one glass of Wine Train private label wine, or beer.
Each of the authentic rail cars on the Wine Train have been refurbished with an eye toward historic veracity. The Silverado Car retains the original open air feel of rail travel in the 1920s, and is the only car in the Wine Train fleet that was not restored with air conditioning. The western-themed decor adds to the alfresco flair.
Train fare, gourmet BBQ meal, one glass of wine or beer: $89. May through October.
Melodie Hilton, Napa Valley Wine Train (707) 251-5210
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About The Napa Valley Wine Train:
The Napa Valley Wine Train is one of the most unique and best Napa restaurants. This top dining establishment is housed in an antique train that runs on 25 miles of track in the heart of the Napa Valley. The train itself has two engines, three kitchens on board and a collection of early 20th century rail cars that are pure Americana. It offers guests great regional food and fabulous, hard-to-find wines. Enjoy winery tours, wine tasting on board, and celebrity winemaker dinners: a great place to celebrate your special moments, or just to enjoy everyday life. (800) 427-4124