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Dinner on the Rails by Café 1832

The Event

Under the direction of Café 1832 Executive Chef Phillip Ponticelli, enjoy a freshly prepared and elegant meal aboard Strasburg Rail Road’s historic Lee E. Brenner Dining Car.

The Inclusions

  • Sophisticated dining experience aboard the historic Lee E. Brenner Dining Car
  • A 45-minute steam train ride through the picturesque Amish Country
  • A special menu prepared by Café 1832 (see the menu offering below) and served by a First Class attendant
  • One (1) complimentary alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink, per person. (Additional alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks available for purchase.)
  • Train fare, PA State Sales tax, and gratuity

The Menu

Choice of:

Roasted Salmon Dinner ($73)
Served with lemony grilled asparagus, herb parmesan orzo, and roasted tomato vinaigrette
Accompanied by:
Watermelon Arugula Salad
(jicama, feta cheese, roasted chili vinaigrette, and balsamic drizzle)
Individual S’mores Pie
One (1) alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink

Chicken Francaise ($65)
Served with herb parmesan orzo and lemony grilled asparagus
Accompanied by:
Watermelon Arugula Salad
(jicama, feta cheese, roasted chili vinaigrette, and balsamic drizzle)
Individual S’mores Pie
One (1) alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink

Eggplant Caponata Dinner ($60)
Served with garlic wilted spinach, fregola, and shaved fennel
Accompanied by:
Watermelon Arugula Salad
(jicama, feta cheese, roasted chili vinaigrette, and balsamic drizzle)
Individual S’mores Pie
One (1) alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink

If you would like to discuss any specific questions or special accommodations you may
have about the menu or food preparation,
please contact Café 1832 directly please call 717-687-6242 or email info@cafe1832.com.
Due to the nature of the dining experience and train car, any special requests or
accommodations not discussed prior to the day-of cannot be guaranteed.

Lee E. Brenner Dining Car

The Lee E. Brenner Dining Car — America’s oldest operating all-wood dining railcar — recreates the traditional dining experience you would have experienced aboard an early 20th-century railroad. During the Edwardian-era, dining on the rails was quite sophisticated. What now serves as Strasburg Rail Road’s dining car was built by the Laconia Car Company in 1926 and ran on the Boston & Maine Railroad until 1972. After its retirement in 1972, it arrived at the Strasburg Rail Road. It was rebuilt in 1993 and renamed for Strasburg’s second president, Lee E. Brenner.