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Eurostar is the best way to travel between London and Paris. The iconic high-speed train has now become the ultimate train trip anyone should have while visiting Europe. With the possibility to take a gourmet trip to enjoy French specialities such as foie gras, crêpes and macarons or British specialities such as to fish and chips, puddings and roast beef, a ride on board the Eurostar is not to be missed.
One of the world’s leading destination! London is the unavoidable city to visit when in Europe. The cosmopolitan city is so rich with cultures, that all the cuisines of the world are available. To get a taste of the best British food, place likes Harrods, Fortnum & Mason and Borough Market are absolute musts. Visitors will find a wide selection of jams, tea and biscuits at the Harrods’s food hall. The finest quality of products can be found at the Borough Market while Fortnum & Mason is the ideal place for all food lovers in Britain.
France is the land of the fine cuisine by excellence. What a better way to enjoy the creativity and quality of the French and world cuisine than to have a treat at the Galeries Lafayette Gourmet.
© Bordeauxthèque, Galeries Lafayette
The Lafayette Gourmet is located in the heart of Paris. More than 3,000 square metres are dedicated to the finest food available in Paris. Food lovers will find a selection of 10,000 products where quality and authenticity are prime factors. Exotic flavors and unusual ingredients are displayed side by side with traditional and original creations. There is also a selection of 3,000 vintage wines on offer.
Foie gras, truffles, oysters, seafood platters, various cheeses, and hundreds of other products are waiting to be sampled in the food hall. Premium brands like Kusmi tea, Château d’Estoublon oils, Maille mustards, Pralus chocolates and many more are also available. Food lovers can of course enjoy different cuisines at the various tasting bars in the Lafayette Gourmet.
Not to be missed are specialities from a few of the best outlets:
• The Grill Poissons, a fish grill and oyster bar
• Petrossian caviar, salmon and foie gras
• The Sushi Shop
After discovering the Galeries Lafayette Gourmet, the next recommended stop is the famous Ladurée cafés on the Champs Elysees, the most famous avenue of the world. Ladurée is the ultimate luxury shop for macarons, which are delightful French cakes.
To try some fresh produce or local cheeses, the ideal place to be is the Enfants Rouges Market – the oldest market in Paris.
To have a taste of the best French wines, there is no better place than the Bordeauxthèque, the largest cellar of Bordeaux wines in the world. It is exclusively dedicated to more than 1,000 different Bordeaux wines, including the most legendary vintages of all time.
As soon as you board the train, your gourmet trip will start. Drinks, delicious meals and snacks will ensure that you enjoy moment on board the Eurostar.
In Standard class, there is a variety of delicious food in the bar buffet. In Standard Premier and Business Premier, travelers are served at your seat. In Standard Premier, you’ll enjoy a light meal, followed by dessert. In Business Premier, you’ll have the ultimate gourmet travel experience, with a three course meal designed with the Michelin-starred chef Raymond Blanc, OBE.