Award-winning Chef James Martin meets Yorkshire food producers featuring on Virgin Trains’ new seasonal east coast menu.(Virgin Trains)

Virgin Trains executive chef James Martin celebrates the launch of his new refreshed seasonal menu with David Horne, Managing Director at Virgin Trains on the east coast and Caroline Bell, Director at Shepherd’s Purse.(Virgin Trains Image)

Award-winning chef James Martin was in York meeting some of the Yorkshire producers whose foods are featured on his new menus for Virgin Trains on the east coast route. Representatives from cheese maker, Shepherd’s Purse, and traditional jam makers, Fruity Kitchen, were amongst those welcoming James to the city.

It was an opportunity, too, to celebrate the launch of James’ refreshed seasonal menus, which champion local cuisine and are available now to First and Standard Class customers. The award-winning chef has created bespoke breakfast, casual dining and, on selected services, evening menus.

For breakfast, James has retained some favourites, such as the always-popular traditional full English breakfast. A tasty twist has been added by James with the introduction of jams created by The Fruity Kitchen, with delicious summer flavours such as raspberry and orange.

First Class customers will also be able to enjoy new lunch and dinner options, including Mediterranean chicken and sumptuous hake with a variety of sides. Evening diners departing from London can sample an award winning cheese board from Shepherd’s Purse, including Yorkshire Blue and Harrogate Blue cheese.

James’ new seasonal menu is now available on Virgin Trains’ east coast services.