Inspired Cuisine — Every Day of Your Trip
Whether you’re dining on gourmet fare in your hotel’s restaurant; a special themed meal; or a buffet overflowing with fresh produce, cheeses, and international favorites, mealtime is an experience to be savored. Meals vary between set-menu gourmet cuisine and buffet offerings. Dining on the Rocky Mountaineer varies, depending on the type of service selected. On Via Rail, a set menu is offered in three different rotating seatings so that everyone has the opportunity to eat at an earlier time.
We can call our meals "inspired" because they’re inspired by our travelers, whose tastes are reflected in the culinary marvels whipped up by our expert chefs. With so many of your meals included, you’ll have ample opportunity to sample the best of regional cuisine ⎯ in our hotels, in restaurants, even at private family farms and homes where we learn (right from the source) how some of the local delicacies are made.
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Healthy Choices at Every Meal
The Rocky Mountaineer Culinary Experience
Along with the international fare, you’ll also find many choices for the health-conscious. We are happy to accommodate any special dietary requests you may have, such as vegetarian, kosher, lactose-intolerant, and allergy precautions provided your requests are received at the time of booking.
Choose GoldLeaf service for the Rocky Mountaineer portion of your journey and you'll experience a level of luxury that's rarely found in train travel today. GoldLeaf passengers travel in a special bi-level rail coach. The glass-domed upper level offers spectacular panoramic views in all directions from the roomy, comfortable seats. As you travel and take in the majestic scenery, enjoy continuous snack and beverage service by the friendly and courteous attendants.
Down below in the dining level, sit down to outstanding three-course, à la carte meals, made from the finest and freshest ingredients from two of Canada's most bountiful regions, British Columbia and Alberta. Each four-person table features a large picture window so you won't miss any of the scenery while you dine.
If you opt for SilverLeaf service, you'll travel in a single-level railcar with panoramic views. Enjoy a hot breakfast and lunch served at your seat, with complimentary snacks and soft beverages served throughout the day.