The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express opened its 35th season with a first-time-ever air-conditioned, vintage car: lavish number 3674, the bar car.
It also got a major sprucing up.
“‘3674’s’ new interiors feature vibrant blues and golds,” said a spokesman from Belmond, the VSOE’s owner, “reflecting the iconic livery of the historic carriages and patterns inspired by the train’s marquetry.”
Head Barman Walter Nisi celebrated his upgraded digs with a new cocktail and caviar menu.
Working with world-famous caviar producer Petrossian, Nisi’s delicacies include shots of Alverta Royal caviar, caviar cubes and sandwiches using ‘papierusse’, a fine sheet of pressed caviar.
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