#FOURNews | Eurostar, Gin and Raymond Blanc

28 Nov 2015
2 min read
What a better way to celebrate their 21st birthday than with a specially designed Gin from Eurostar’s culinary director, Raymond Blanc…
Toujours 21

With this year marking the 21st anniversary of Eurostar, the infamous high-speed train that links St Pancras International with Paris, Brussels, and Lille to name but a few, the company has teamed up with its culinary director, Raymond Blanc OBE, and Silent Pool Distillers to create their own unique tipple.

The gin has been unveiled as Toujours 21 and its bespoke flavours are a nod to both its Anglo and Gallic influences. Award-winning chef, Raymond Blanc and the artisan distillers, Silent Pool, combined classic floral scents associated with the quintessential British countryside, as well as classic French botanicals, to create an entirely unique gin blend. The subtle notes of juniper, citrus, and honey are a perfect accompaniment for the smooth ride of the Eurostar Business Premier.

Raymond Blanc OBE, Eurostar Business Premier Culinary Director, Eurostar, said:

“When designing the gin, my vision was to take travellers on a journey of taste that played upon all the subtleties of the brand. The aromatic notes of lavender hint to Eurostar’s latest Provencal destination, while the delicate yet clean taste of the angelica evoke memories of the British countryside. By uniting such robust flavours, the bespoke gin is the perfect way to commemorate the anniversary.”

The introduction of the bespoke gin not only celebrates the companies 21st birthday, but also marks three years since Eurostar and Raymond Blanc . Renowned for his passion and innovative culinary expertise, Raymond has transformed the on board dining experience for Business Premier passengers.

Along with the creation of this distinct and uniquely blended Gin, Raymond works with each of Eurostar’s three kitchens to use local resources from the best of both British and French produce when designing the seasonal menus.

Travellers wishing to previewToujours 21may do so in theEurostarBusiness Premier lounges in London, Paris and Brussels, where it will belaunchedas part of the drinks offering.

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