I don’t attend a lot of Black Tie events at the moment, but an intimate dinner with friends aboard a 20’s style train is a great excuse do don your best attire. We were very kindly invited aboard the Belmond British Pullman train by Laurent Perrier to sample the unbelievable six course meal with a delicious Champagne pairing for each course.
Some of our lovely friends also happened to have been invited, so we knew were in for a real treat.
The evening started with an obligatory long boarding process, to ensure we had the perfect photos before we were shown to our gorgeous tables adorned with silverware, crystal glasses and crisp white tablecloths.
When everyone was seated in their (perfect for snoozing after a long meal + champagne) armchairs, the conductor shouted ‘All Aboard’ while the very last passengers clambered into their seats and away we went.
No sooner had everyone sat down had the first glass of champagne been poured and we enjoyed it, while watching the sun set as we pulled out of Victoria Station.
The bubbles refracted the glow from lights adorning Albert Bridge and we relaxed back into the soft fabric of the chairs falling into easy conversation.
We were joined on the table opposite by Bonnie and her boyfriend Charlie, so it was the perfect excuse to delve into each other’s family history between courses of;
Celeriac Veloute with apple crisps.
Foie Gras with Jelly.
White Chocolate and Raspberry Mousse Cake.
And a perfect cheese board.
A magician very nearly lost my ring (you can watch what happened over in my vlog) and we were serenaded by a fabulous trio of jazz singers who blasted out the most gorgeous Jazz renditions of our favourite chart toppers.
A fabulous evening that I would recommend for any occasion. You can even book a Harry Potter style booth within the carriage for extra privacy!