Just in time for National Barbecue Month, the Napa Valley Wine Train has launched a new ride-and-dine package that focuses on the flavor and finger-licking fun of barbecue.

Known for his great gourmet cuisine, executive chef Kelly Macdonald is excited about delivering this new menu.

"I have offered these ribs before as a special on our regular gourmet menu, and they are huge hits. I am really excited to be able to highlight this food, now in its own car and with its own menu," Macdonald says.

"It is still the classy, gourmet Wine Train food, but with simple grill flavors. The smell of barbecue is so comforting, it brings you back to yard cookouts with Mom and Dad. Just this time, the backyard is the wonderful vineyard views of Napa Valley."

Macdonald's new menu is paired with a completely new experience in the western-themed Silverado Car. With this package, guests are treated to a multiple course meal, as well as their choice of one glass of Wine Train private label wine, or beer.

Each of the authentic railcars on the Wine Train has been refurbished with an eye toward historic veracity. The Silverado Car retains the original open-air feel of rail travel in the 1920s, and is the only car in the Wine Train fleet that was not restored with air conditioning. The western-themed decor adds to the alfresco flair.

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