While on short flights, I'm prepared for measly snacks, like a handful of peanuts or pretzels. While on long flights, I'm prepared for borderline inedible meals. For this trip, I had steeled myself for the same — but was impressed by what I got instead.
When I took a seat on the train's dining cart, I found a menu that resembled any given restaurant, offering pasta, burgers, sandwiches, and more. There were even vegetarian options, for herbivores like myself, which were surprisingly good.
The vegan Bolognese, sandwiches, and baked potatoes with vegan chili eclipsed anything I've had on an economy flight. The desserts — cheesecake, mousse, layer cake — left Biscoff cookies in the dust.
Dinner came with a complimentary alcoholic beverage — so I, too, could have been nonchalantly sipping a mimosa, if I chose to.