- Jul 10, 2022
The difference may be a matter of the definitions of "precooked" and "reheated." I don't know how traditional dining items were supplied and prepared, but I suspect any items that were precooked were supplied and reheated separately, as opposed to flex meals being supplied in a single individual container. I also suspect some traditional dining items were not fully precooked, but partially cooked and finished, not reheated, on board.
I agree about the dining car experience. I always take my Flex meals in the dining car on the Silvers. It also makes it easier to get any extra condiments I might want, or drink refills or a forgotten bun. But it doesn't make the Flex meals taste any better.
This pure mushy slop was my dinner out of DC 2 weeks ago on the Silver Meteor. The train was only rolling 3 hrs out of origination in NYC and the only edible item on flex, the beef, was already out. When you pay over $700
for a sleeper from DC to Orlando, I expect better. Amtrak needs to step it up on the dining on Silver Service trains now, not next year or whenever.
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