The Caledonian Sleeper is leading the way in trying to revolutionise the food on Scotland's trains. Chef Neil Forbes and Simon Preston hop on board to find out how and why.
There is something almost impossibly romantic about taking the Caledonian Sleeper from Inverness down to London. The Highland landscape screams Scotland as you head south through heather-blown hills, you can even spot the occasional stag. It's wonderful. But can the same be said about the food as you travel? Does the very idea of eating on one of Scotland's trains have you salivating or sighing?
On this week's Kitchen Cafe, Neil Forbes and Simon Preston take the Caledonian Sleeper from Inverness, where a culinary revolution is taking place - a revolution which aims to make Scottish trains the place to enjoy Scotland on a plate. Along the way Simon will be talking to Ryan Flaherty, Director of Guest Experience, about why he's determined to shout so loudly and proudly about Scottish food. Neil will be in the kitchens of RSF Scotland in Dingwall helping to prepare the meals for the sleeper and Ghillie Basan visits Bad Girl Bakery in Muir of Ord to find out what a contract with the sleeper means for small local Scottish businesses.