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#21 tommylicious

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 12:32 AM

How is the bearnaise with the steak/shrimp?  Is it better than the previous shallot jus?  I liked the previous sauce haven't tried the bearnaise on Trak yet.



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Posted 24 July 2017 - 01:27 PM

How is the bearnaise with the steak/shrimp?  Is it better than the previous shallot jus?  I liked the previous sauce haven't tried the bearnaise on Trak yet.

The sauce is great!

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 10:06 PM

From the Southwest Chief in early June:

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The sauce and steak were actually very good.

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 07:58 PM

Breakfast on the Cardinal July 20.

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 08:00 PM

Breakfast on the California Zephyr July 21

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 08:03 PM

Lunch on the California Zephyr July 21.

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 08:22 PM

I really like the chips served with the Amburgers. They aren't salty or greasy, and they have a good crunch. Does anyone know what brand they are?


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Posted 12 August 2017 - 12:10 PM

Cardinal breakfast looks surprisingly good.

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 05:24 PM

Those look like decent brekkies.  Burger looks ok too.



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Posted 12 August 2017 - 06:32 PM

On the EB, both breakfasts were good:  French Toast (a larger serving than I could totally eat) with Bacon the first morning and the eggs/bacon the 2nd morning.  The lunch menu is weak, I think.  But, I had the Amtrak Burger with cheese and it was very good.  Dinner the first night was the Steak and it was OK, really not better than average.  I did like the sauce served on the side and it was a good compliment to the beef.  Second night, I ordered the Sauteed Shrimp and they were good.  The rice served with them was very good.  The mixed vegetables were the same both nights and I thought they were excellent.

 

A previous poster asked about the kettle chips served.  I don't know the brand that Amtrak uses, but I usually buy kettle chips of various brands at home and I find no difference among the brands.  I agree, what Amtrak serves is good and is like what I find locally.



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Posted 12 August 2017 - 06:57 PM

This is the "Seared Shrimp" as served on #14 on 7/14/17.

With rice-orzo pilaf and vegetable medley.

Not bad...had it several times on our recent trip (CS-EB-CZ-CS).

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 08:15 PM

That veggie "medley" looks like it may be a touch on the nasty side; I'd probably see if I could extra spuds instead or just smother the life out of it with salad dressing.... :blink: :unsure: :P



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Posted 12 August 2017 - 08:24 PM

That veggie "medley" looks like it may be a touch on the nasty side. . .

Looks can be deceiving.  Had it 2 or 3 times earlier this year and loved every bite.  But then, I'm not one of the gastronomical elite.  



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Posted 12 August 2017 - 08:48 PM

The veggie medley to me is a vast improvement over the tasteless mush of the last several years. I have enjoyed it.
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 08:53 PM

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 10:21 PM

The veggie medley to me is a vast improvement over the tasteless mush of the last several years. I have enjoyed it.

BTW...That is Edamame, not Lima beans if anyone is wondering!

(I like Lima beans too!)


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Posted 12 August 2017 - 10:45 PM


The veggie medley to me is a vast improvement over the tasteless mush of the last several years. I have enjoyed it.

BTW...That is Edamame, not Lima beans if anyone is wondering!
(I like Lima beans too!)

I love edamame! That's part of why I like the new veggie medley.
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 11:43 PM

The edamame made the vegetable mix work.  I have had it 5 times this summer.  I saw the chicken pasta come out looking great, running with sauce, then saw it come out as a solid blob of pasta with the chicken sauce poured over (looked terrible, I suggested to my table mate to return it, but they didn't want to make a scene). Shrimp was good as was the chicken breast, even juicy inside, instead of a hockey puck.



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Posted 30 August 2017 - 12:37 PM

I've got to get back up to ride VIA again soon. I've only ridden the Canadian so far (and the VIA portion of the NYC - Toronto train). I want to ride the corridor trains and the Halifax train as well. 

 

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