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The famous Melton Mowbray Pork Pie is set to return to the rails with the launch of East Midlands Trains’ new First Class menu today (Monday 28 March). Featuring as part of the new ‘East Midlands Ploughmans’, Dickinson & Morris’ award-winning pork pie will sit alongside locally sourced Red Leicester cheese in a meal designed to celebrate local produce.
With dishes priced at just £4.95, the new all-day menu features a range of freshly prepared meals including pork and chicken liver terrine with onion chutney, a premium cheeseburger with potato wedges, nachos with cheese and dips and an Indian platter with raita and mango chutney.
The new all-day menu has been designed following feedback from passengers and East Midlands Trains' on-board staff. As a result of feedback received, the prices have been reviewed to offer better value for money, and reflect the need to have quality, fresh products that can be eaten easily on the move.
Adrian Allen, Catering Manager for East Midlands Trains, explains: “Our breakfast menu continues to be popular, however the feedback received from passengers demonstrated that they were looking for some different options in the food available on our trains during the day.
“Our new ‘Gastro pub’ type menu completely reflects the views of our passengers and provides a range of options that are great value for money and offer our First Class passengers quality products all freshly prepared by our on-train staff.
“We’re delighted to be working with local suppliers to our route such as Dickinson & Morris, who are well known for providing premium produce and I’m certain the East Midlands Ploughmans will be a popular choice for many of our passengers!”
Stephen Hallam, Managing Director at Dickinson & Morris Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe in Melton Mowbray, commented: “Our town is known as the rural capital of food, so this is a great opportunity for people from across the country to taste authentic Melton Mowbray Pork Pies and other premium produce from the East Midlands. At Dickinson & Morris we are commemorating our 160th anniversary and I could not think of a better way to celebrate our heritage and pride in our pies than having people enjoying our traditional foods as they travel through our region.”
The new range of food, available for First Class passengers travelling on weekday services to and from London, will join East Midlands Trains' popular Great British Breakfast, which is now available for a reduced price of £9.95. The new breakfast menu also features a host of other breakfast favourites including smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage baguettes and, for the more health-conscious passenger, an option of fresh fruit salad or porridge. Breakfast items are available on selected services to London for passengers travelling in First Class and are priced from just £1.50.
Passengers choosing to travel in Standard Class will continue to benefit from an at-seat trolley service available on the majority of trains to and from London.
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