To board the Orient Express is to be transported to a time when a train journey was romantic and luxurious.
The Orient Express, once the favoured means of travel for dignitaries and aristocrats between Paris and Istanbul, has been brought back to life thanks to a new menu concept announced today by Chef Nico Simeone.
Guests dining at Six by Nico restaurants in Glasgow and Edinburgh are invited to board the gastronomic journey from Tuesday 16 April – Sunday 26 May as it departs Paris bound for the iconic Turkish city. In his latest offering, Orient Express, Chef Nico Simeone has created a menu that journey’s across Europe in style with the culinary adventure of a lifetime.
Synonymous with the golden age of travel, the Orient Express menu will allow guests to step onboard entering a time capsule of European cuisine travelling through six cities including Paris, Strasbourg, Munich, Milan, Vienna and Istanbul.
Orient Express’s new six course tasting menu includes: Paris – Tomato Tartare, Gin Pickled Shallot, Egg Yolk Jam; Strasbourg – Spatzle, Black Truffle, Chestnut Mushroom, Hazelnut Pesto; Munich – Smoked Kartoffelpuffer, Sauerkraut & Burnt Apple Puree; Milan – Ricotta Anglotti, Peperonata, Lemon Emulsion, Olive & Caper Dressing; Vienna – White Asparagus, Chicken Schnitzel, Preserved Lemon, Jersey Royal Potato Salad and finally arriving in Istanbul for dessert – Pistachio Parfait, Roasted Apricot, Orange blossom, Yoghurt Sorbet.
Chef Nico Simeone said: ‘The legendary long-distance train—which discontinued its Paris-Istanbul service in 1977—has been brought back to life in our latest menu concept. Orient Express is a culinary extravaganza and consistent with each host city, reflecting those destinations.’
Diners can book a table now for Orient Express. Open from midday, Tuesday through to Sunday on Hanover Street in Edinburgh and in Finnieston in Glasgow each six-course menu will be available from noon to night.
The menu is priced at £28 per person with the option to enjoy an expertly selected wine and specialist drinks pairing for an additional £25 at each restaurant. As ever, there is a vegetarian alternative available for every course, as well as Orient Express theme inspired snack sides.
To make a reservation and to book now, visit www.sixbynico.co.uk.
Orient Express will steam ahead from Tuesday 16 April until Sunday 26th May 2019 at Glasgow and Edinburgh Six by Nico restaurant sites only.
The current menu for Six by Nico‘s rotating culinary adventure on Argyle Street in Glasgow as well as Hanover Street in Edinburgh is inspired by Paris. The theme will run until Sunday April 14.