Amtrak and Restaurateur Stephen Starr Unite to Redefine Culinary Excellence Onboard

Amtrak and STARR Restaurant Group, led by James Beard award-winning restaurateur Stephen Starr, today announced the launch of an all-new, premium Acela First Class dining menu on trains traveling on the Northeast Corridor between Boston and Washington D.C. Amtrak’s continuous investment in enhancing and improving the Acela First Class onboard experience is based on valuable customer feedback. The introduction of these sophisticated new offerings from STARR Restaurants, as well as Acela’s upgraded wine list, brings the First Class food and beverage service to the next level.

Customers in Acela First Class will enjoy a rotating selection of new signature dishes from STARR Restaurant Groups’ renowned Northeast Corridor-based eateries, including fan favorites like Buddakan’s Black Pepper Beef and The Continental Mid-Town’s Chilled Sesame Noodles.

The STARR Restaurant Group portfolio spans Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor, serving many of the same guests who ride in Acela First Class –– who will now be delighted to discover a similar level of culinary artistry and premium service onboard as they do at STARR’s award-winning restaurants.

In addition to the STARR culinary menu, First Class customers can enjoy sips from Amtrak’s upgraded wine offerings including Pommery Champagne, Justin Sauvignon Blanc, Landmark Pinot Noir and Daou Rosé. For those travelling in the morning, a line-up of local bakeries deliver fresh baked pastries daily for an extra touch of sweetness to start the day.

Amtrak has also worked to elevate the caliber of food and beverages for its customers at Amtrak’s Moynihan Train Hall Metropolitan Lounge, through new café menus on the Northeast Corridor, and most recently at other Amtrak Metropolitan Lounges through its food and beverage partner, Aramark.

-via Press Release

This article was posted on: May 19, 2023