New Dining Experience Coming To CVSR

PENINSULA — Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) and Spice Catering Co. have partnered together to bring a new farm-to-table dining experience to guests aboard the train in 2019.

‘Dinner on the Train with Spice’ will take place every Friday from January 25, 2019 to May 31, 2019. Guests will be seated in CVSR’s recently acquired historic California Zephyr Silver Solarium and Silver Lariat Vista Dome train cars. Passengers will enjoy three courses of locally sourced, seasonally inspired cuisine by Spice Catering Co. as the landscape of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park rolls by. 

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Spice to bring a new high-end dining excursion aboard the train,” said CVSR President & CEO Joe Mazur. “Passengers have the opportunity to ride through Cuyahoga National Park aboard vintage California Zephyr cars while eating food that was grown in the park. It’s a really unique experience,” said Mazur.

Spice Catering Co. will present a three-course meal with ingredients sourced from Spice Acres, a 13-acre sustainable family farm located within Cuyahoga Valley National Park, along with other local and Countryside Initiative farms. The menu will change monthly with the season’s harvest, and will feature special menus for Valentine’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, and Lent. A vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free option is available upon request for the entrée course only.

“Translating the Spice team’s talent and expertise with immersive, inventive dining experiences to create this dinner series is such an adventure for us,” said Ben Bebenroth, Chef, Farmer + Founder of the Spice Companies. “The opportunity to offer a distinctly Spice experience on these beautiful, historic train cars as they wind through Cuyahoga Valley, where much of our food is sourced, is truly magical.”

The dining excursion departs from Rockside Station at 7:30 p.m. Guests may board at 7 p.m. to enjoy a signature cocktail, canapes and view the recently acquired 1940’s California Zephyr train cars. The train will depart at 7:30 p.m. Guests can expect the train ride to last two hours.

Tickets are $115 per person and include complimentary bar service, two-hour train ride and three-course dinner. Tickets can be purchased at cvsr.com/dinner-on-the-train or by calling 1-800-468-4070 x1.

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