Our 2018 Wine Dinner Train events happen Friday, August 17 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, October 13 at 5 p.m. This year, we’re featuring five courses of meticulously prepared entrees, paired with award-winning wines you’ll love. Throughout your three-hour trip, our service staff will take care of you while you relax in style and enjoy the spectacular scenery in our Vista Dome or one of our elegant dining cars. This is a trip you won’t forget, and it’s among the best dining experiences in Colorado.
The Royal Gorge Route Railroad runs its special Wine Dinner Train through Colorado’s grandest canyon just a few times each year. Our team spends the previous year scouting the best wines across the U.S. and the world (it’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it). After a lot of serious research, they select wines that are delicious, interesting and pair beautifully with our style of Colorado cuisine.
First Course: Colorado Salad
Colorado bib lettuce and fire roasted turkey breast, grapes, red pepper & onions, celery, cream dressing, and candied pecans drizzled with house balsamic glaze
Second Course: Smoked Salmon
Smoked salmon with capers, cream cheese stuffed peppadew peppers, topped with wasabi caviar and Peruvian sweety drop peppers
Third Course: Colorado Trout Almondarro
Lightly dusted Colorado Trout with gluten free flour, fried in olive oil and served with sautéed almonds, finished with Amaretto and a side of roasted red pepper polenta
Fourth Course: Colorado Elk Cordon Bleu
Smoked Swiss, Black Forest ham, wrapped with a Colorado Elk tenderloin, breaded with gluten free bread crumbs, topped with supreme sauce over Colorado quinoa and a side of asparagus
Fifth Course: Grand Marnier Chocolate Mousse
Served in an edible bowl with Colorado black berries
In between courses, or anytime you’d like, you can step outside to our Open Air Car with your drink in hand to take in the stunning beauty and wildlife in the Royal Gorge.