You may remember in October last year MWM and I went on the Lancastrian Diner on the East Lancs Railway for Sunday lunch and thoroughly enjoyed it. You can read about it here. A photograph of me being served my meal actually features in the brochure for the event, you can see it here on page 4, I'm wearing a red dress and you can see the various menus and special events they offer too.
Anyway, we were showing the brochure to M&FIL and as we couldn't decide what to buy them for Christmas we asked them if they would like to experience lunch on a Steam Train as their Christmas present, to which they answered yes. Unfortunately the dining train only runs between March and December so they had to wait until last Sunday for their present. As FIL is 93 years old and a bit infirm it wasn't feasible for them to go on their own so we went with them.
Here we are on the train just prior to enjoying a lovely lunch.
Me and MIL
MWM and FIL
Here's the menu.
Cream of mushroom soup with crusty rolls & butter
Roast leg of lamb with mint sauce & pan gravy, Roast and New Potatoes,
Carrots and Broccoli
Apple & blackberry pie with fresh cream
Coffee and mints
We washed it down with a very nice bottle of Rioja, except MWM who had water because he was driving home, followed by coffee and mints .
We had a toast and wished each other a Happy Christmas, which caused some amusement to our fellow passengers within earshot as you might imagine. M&FIL both said they'd had a wonderful day and thoroughly enjoyed themselves, of course we did too.
Now what can we buy them this year?