Thursday, May 15, 2008

Carolina Wine Train

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad features
Rag Apple Lassie wines on Gourmet Dinner Train

The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad presents a culinary delight and enticing wine experience as the Carolina Wine Gourmet Dinner Train pulls out of Dillsboro, NC on Saturday, May 31. A premium wine selection from renowned Carolina vineyard Rag Apple Lassie will showcase the four-course gourmet dinner on board vintage dining cars.

The train departs at 7:30pm as guests enjoy a journey through western North Carolina’s pristine countryside for an evening of excitement for their taste buds. On board a wine steward will advise passengers about the wines served with each course.

Executive Chef, Paul Swofford, has chosen seasonal favorites from the freshest ingredients for this special experience. The evening will begin with a Spring Mix Salad with a Creamy Gorgonzola Dressing. This will be followed with an appetizer of Escargots a la Bourguignonne baked in Garlic and Butter topped with Hollandaise. The entrée choices are: Pork Tenderloin Duxelle stuffed with onions, mushroom and apple rolled in puffy pastry or Carolina Golden BBQ Shrimp & Grits. Dessert will be Fresh Berries and Devonshire Cream. Each course will be paired with a selection of premium Carolina Rag Apple Lassie wines to complement each.

Tickets are $88 plus tax and gratuity per person. Exquisite cuisine, china, white linen service and a candlelight ambiance make for a memorable evening. All Gourmet and Special Event Dining Trains run February 2 – December 23 and Mystery Theatre Dining Trains run May 2- November 7, 2008. For more information and reservations please call 800-872-4681 or visit us online at

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