Take the Train Gourmand to Val-de-Travers

© RVT historique

© RVT historique

On Sunday, July 10, 2016, you can travel on a historic train to Val-de-Travers and enjoy a meal of regional foods at the Café de Mines de Travers, including a surprise dessert in a secret location, somewhere hidden in this scenic valley… The third annual Train Gourmand event, hosted by Goût & Région, will give you the opportunity to discover produits du terroir from the canton of Neuchâtel — like buffalo sausage and Bleuchâtel cheese. At the same time, you will have the chance to see the beautiful landscape of this region — lakes, mountains, valleys, vineyards and forests — via this special RVT-Historique train.

Asphalt Mines

Café des Mines and the Mines d’Asphalte

I have a particular affinity for the Val-de-Travers, which in some ways reminds me of where I grew up in Minnesota — in part because of the openness of the valley and the agriculture of this area. I am somehow enchanted by the Val-de-Travers, this birthplace of absinthe, and always relish my time spent in this region. If you have a similar interest in this valley and want to learn more about the culinary specialties of this region, I think you should consider making a reservation for the Train Gourmand. Here are the details:

When: Sunday, July 10, 2016 – Train leaves at 10:55 a.m. from the Neuchâtel train station, and returns at 4:35 p.m.

Where: Val-de-Travers — you will have an apéritif on the train, and then arrive at the Café de Mines de Travers at 12:00 p.m. for the rest of your meal. A description of the wines that accompany the various courses will be provided by Mr. Jungo of the Cave des Lauriers de Cressier, which recently received the 2016 Sélection Or (gold selection) for its Chasselas and Œil-de-Perdrix. At 4:00 p.m., the train will depart for Neuchâtel, returning at 4:35 p.m. Check out the full agenda for more detailed information (in French).

Cost: CHF 130, per person which includes train travel, the meal and wine accompanying each course.

How to participate: You can purchase tickets online.

For more information: Call +41 (0)32 864 90 64 or send an email to info@gout-region.ch.

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