• Cape Flyer

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  by GP40MC1118
 
I guess there were issues with the vendor for the first class coach. It was taken off the consist yesterday or today.
  by Rockingham Racer
 
Same vendor as for the Downeaster? Details are sketchy.
  by diburning
 
Downeaster's cafe vendor is NexDine. Blonde On The Run Catering has been operating the Cape Flyer cafe since the train began operating 8 years ago, although I don't know if anything has changed for this year.

The Cape Flyer website oddly has removed all mentions of the food services on board.
  by chrisf
 
diburning wrote: Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:30 pm The Cape Flyer website oddly has removed all mentions of the food services on board.
The Schedule, Fares & Route page still mentions "seat-side food and beverage service" so presumably any interruption in the offerings are temporary.
  by diburning
 
The Cape Flyer facebook page shared the first class car menu. The menu has the logo of a new catering company (Boston Catering and Events), and they mentioned that they were not able to make the alcohol happen this week (they're probably still waiting on their license)

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  by Rockingham Racer
 
I know what "profiteroles" are, because I am a French major. But "Chicken quesedilla cornucopia" has me puzzled.
  by RenegadeMonster
 
That's because those are "South West" or "Mexican" food.

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  by NRGeep
 
Rockingham Racer wrote: Sat Jun 05, 2021 6:21 am I know what "profiteroles" are, because I am a French major. But "Chicken quesedilla cornucopia" has me puzzled.
Good chance it’s gluten free.
  by GP40MC1118
 
77 passengers coming on to Mass Coastal property at Bay this morning...
  by diburning
 
diburning wrote: Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:30 pm Downeaster's cafe vendor is NexDine. Blonde On The Run Catering has been operating the Cape Flyer cafe since the train began operating 8 years ago, although I don't know if anything has changed for this year.

The Cape Flyer website oddly has removed all mentions of the food services on board.
It appears I was mistaken. I happened to come across some old photos I took in the cafe car. The Cape Flyer's initial cafe contract was with a company called Centerplate (owned by Sodexo as of 2017). Blonde on the Run came later.
  by shadyjay
 
A friend of mine rode the Cape Flyer last weekend and rode "first class". He said it was really nice, but the problem was coming back north... the train set wasn't turned so first class passengers had to ride backwards. Also, he said no one checked tickets in first class.

I may ride the train later this season from Middleboro to the Cape as part of a day-long bike trip on Cape Cod rail-trails.
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