This was an unexpected treat. My lovely wife, (along with @outinbrum – our foodie friends), arranged a surprise breakfast for me on the most famous steam train in the world, The Flying Scotsman.
As an old bugger, I remember the type of carriage that we ate in. It was old, a bit musty, had that weird bench seating that you are lucky to get these days. Apparently, it was made in Birmingham in 1960, by MetroCamell. The things you find out, eh?
On to breakfast:
Hand made sausages (from where, I dont know), thick bacon, Bury Black Pudding, mushrooms, grilled tomato, hash brown, free range egg, (fried), Beans and toast. This was obviously washed down with tea or coffee. It was lovely! I was so impressed that with a kitchen the size or a box bedroom the two chefs managed to pull out a top breakfast. Admittedly, it wasn’t the best presentation and the crockery wasn’t exactly fine dining, but it was tasty and filling – just the job!
The vegarian offering was of a similar standard. Tasty and filling. The veggie version consisted of hash browns, veggie sausage, mushrooms, beans, tomato and fried egg.
It was a different experience, but one that will stay with me. If you ever get the opportunity, I would thoroughly recommend it. It was made especially impressive when you see the tiny galley that the two chefs were producing good quality breakfast from. Well done to them both!
It isn’t remotely breakfast related, however, I have to self indulge. I got to stand on the footplate of the Flying Scotsman and toot the tooter, (that’s the technical name for it).