R. J. Corman Railroad Co. announced Monday that it will launch the fine dining Lexington Dinner Train on Aug. 14, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the original My Old Kentucky Dinner Train that runs from Bardstown, Ky.
The Lexington Dinner Train continues the tradition of reinvigorating classical train dining for a modern audience. While riding along a 15-mile trek from Lexington to Versailles, passengers will enjoy seasonal entrees prepared by renowned chef Gil Logan as well as a scenic tour of locally and historically significant locations.
The route begins and ends behind Rupp Arena at R. J. Corman’s Lexington Station. The train will travel through beautiful horse farms such as Ashview and Calumet, pass Keeneland Race Course, through the village of Pisgah, and finally settle in the town of Versailles before the train makes its return to Lexington.
“We take some of the freshest foods in Kentucky and put a classical continental twist on them,” Logan said, “and then serve them with a smile to our guests.”
In addition to serving individual passengers, the Lexington Dinner Train will also cater to a variety of groups and events including anniversaries, weddings, birthdays, business dinners and more. Exclusive rates will be available for such special events and for parties of 10 or more members.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.kydinnertrain.com or by calling (800) 801-3463. The Lexington Dinner Train will board at R. J. Corman’s Lexington Station located at 150 Oliver Lewis Way, Lexington, KY 40508.
The train will run from Wednesday through Saturday, offering a lunch and a dinner excursion each day. Lunch will take place from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., while dinner will take place from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Accommodations will be available for handicapped passengers.