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Venice Simplon-Orient-Express-Updates-A new Bar Car christened ‘3674’ was unveiled

Written by Ritenis Aksel

A new Bar Car christened ‘3674’ unveiled aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

‘3674’s’ new interiors feature vibrant blues and golds, reflecting the iconic livery of the historic carriages and patterns inspired by the train’s marquetry. ‘3674’ is the social hub of the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and the scene of many a celebration from romantic proposals to milestone anniversaries and birthdays. Gathered together in the bar car, guests are transported to a by-gone era of elegance.

Head Barman Walter Nisi has created a new cocktail menu for the 2016 season and a new caviar menu has been developed in collaboration with world famous caviar producer, Petrossian. Delicacies on the menu include, shots of Alverta Royal caviar, caviar cubes and sandwiches using ‘papierusse’, a fine sheet of pressed caviar.



the Venice Simplon Orient Express passing through the Brenner Pass, Austria

the Venice Simplon Orient Express passing through the Brenner Pass, Austria

13 April 2016 – Belmond announces partnership with Michelin-star chef and director of Le Grand Vefour Restaurant in Paris, Guy Martin aboard the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Guy Martin has designed new healthier, lighter menus to launch on 14 April 2016.

Guy brings his expertise in developing lighter dishes for the luxury palate to the iconic art-deco carriages for the first time on 14 April. Traveling from Paris to Venice, Chef Martin joins Executive Head Chef, Christian Bodiguel in the galley kitchen to showcase the new dishes set to feature on board throughout Spring.

Chef Martin, mixes traditional dishes with a contemporary edge, using fresh, light and interesting ingredients. Dishes include, John Dory fillet served with celeriac purée, and Cumin-infused zucchini or lobster medallions served on a bed of gnocchi and Oscietre Caviar.

Chef Bodiguel’s signature dish, Charolais of Beef has been paired with truffle, broccoli purée and hazelnut oil.

‘We are thrilled to be working with Guy Martin on this special partnership. Our on board team of expert chefs share his passion of adding new modern touches to traditional dishes and we are very much looking forward to offering guests a new culinary experience aboard the world’s most famous train this Spring’. Comments Pascal Deyrolle, General Manager of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.


Venice Simplon-Orient-Express brings to life the romance and nostalgia of the golden age of travel with its luxurious 1920s and 1930s carriages. The elegant surroundings invite travellers to dress up and celebrate. Michelin-standard food is served in the beautiful Art Deco dining cars, with an ever changing landscape as the train travels through Europe.

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express journeys across Europe from March to November each year. Prices start from £2,210 per person sharing a double cabin includes all meals served on board.

About Belmond:

Belmond is a global collection of exceptional hotel and luxury travel adventures in some of the world’s most inspiring and enriching destinations. Established almost 40 years ago with the acquisition of Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice, the Company owns and operates 46 unique and distinctive hotel, rail and river cruise experiences in many of the world’s most celebrated destinations. From city landmarks to intimate resorts, the collection includes Belmond Grand Hotel Europe, St. Petersburg; Belmond Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro; Belmond Maroma Resort; Spa, Riviera Maya; and Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara. Belmond also encompasses safaris, six luxury tourist trains including the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, three river cruises and ‘21’, one of New York’s most storied restaurants. belmond.com

For further departure dates or to book please visit belmond.com or call 0845 077 2222.


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