Food has become a way that airlines differentiate themselves from one another. Therefore, improvements in in-flight meals are typically an attempt to please first-class and business-class passengers who are paying thousands of dollars for their tickets. Continuously improving their menu and wine lists, so every air-carrier tries to offer its clients ultimate food masterpiece. Meanwhile, what airlines serve the best in-flight meals? Thus, here is a list of 10 best Business and First Class meals worth talking about. Alert! A lot of images in the post.
ANA Business Class: Koura-yaki
Available in Business Class from Japan on selected Asian routes, Koura-yaki is a succulent combination of crab meat and crab butter wrapped softly in the egg. Also, the accompaniment, ‘itadaki’, is made from rice and vegetables wrapped in deep-fried tofu and boiled in a delicious soup. Eventually, Japanese cuisine is the real manifestation of how the combination of different tastes may lead to real perfection.
Cathay Pacific: Mandarin Oriental Roast Chicken
Every month, a different Mandarin Oriental executive chef designs the menu on Cathay Pacific flights, basing on the seasonal specialties and signature style of every chef. For example, the Mandarin Oriental San Francisco is offering premium class passengers its roasted chicken breast with braised cannellini beans, chanterelles, and lemon confit.
Hawaiian Airlines First Class: Beef Kare Kare
In opposite, Hawaiian Airlines’ First and Business Class often feature exotic comfort foods. Mainly, one of the best meals in Hawaiian Cuisine is Filipino Beef Kare Kare, an oxtail stew with tripe and pork leg simmered in a cashew sauce with asparagus, roasted potatoes, and carrots.
JetBlue’s Mint Tasting Menu from Saxon + Parole
Guests flying JetBlue’s Mint premium class on transcontinental routes from JFK and Boston to LAX and San Francisco may choose three dishes from the menu. Such menus consist our if of mains, both hot and cold, in addition, which change with the season and also are signature flavors of the Manhattan restaurant Saxon + Parole.
LAN Airlines Premium Business: Argentinean Beef
LAN is proudly in this top-list due it’s a high quality of beef steaks. For instance, LAN serves some of the best beef in South America, with sides that highlight the freshest vegetables of the seasons. Of course, you will definitely enjoy the medium done, soft and juicy steaks!
Qatar Airways Business Class: Yellowtail Teriyaki by Nobu
Well-known chef Nobu Matsuhisa is one of the four culinary experts lending designing Qatar Airways’ in-flight meals. Besides, his recipes feature in the Business Class menu, from the amuse bouche all the way to dessert. In addition, Nobu’s main course—yellowtail with teriyaki and truffle sauce, sweet potatoes, roasted cherry tomatoes, and okra—is already a favorite of Qatar’s premium a la carte menu.
Singapore Airlines Suites: Kyo Kaiseki
In fact, the premium menus of Singapore Airlines are legendary as a sampler of dishes from across Asia. Likewise pre-ordering a special meal via Singapore’s “Book the Cook” program ensures passengers always enjoy their first choice. Also, one of which can be the multi-course Japanese Kyo Kaiseki on flights originating in Singapore. Singapore’s catering is all about small details.
Virgin Atlantic Upper Class: Thai Beef Salad
British celebrity chef Lorraine Pascale, being a former model and best-selling cookbook author, is consulting chef for Virgin Atlantic with a mission to develop healthy and simple, yet delicious, in-flight meals. For example, Upper-Class passengers may order Thai beef salad with roasted pine nuts and chili dressing, first introduced on the airline’s new 787 in late 2014. Besides, Virgin chefs aim to present not only tasty but also healthy dishes.
Turkish Airways: Grilled Shrimp Caesar Salad
Turkish Airlines introduced the “Flying Chef” service, having a real chef cook on-boards every transoceanic flight among the cabin crew. Thus meals are always prepared with fresh ingredients with an understanding and principle of boutique production. Subsequently, each unique menu concept is introduced to the passengers via Flying Chefs who give professional support to cabin crew during the meal preparation to show Turkish hospitality to the world. Certainly, with a healthy option, you can choose the Caesar salad with grilled shrimps and freshly baked herb bread.
Emirates: First Class Lamb Rack
This airline is known for its exceptional first class dining options, such as this rack of New Zealand lamb rack. Besides, taste the vivid flavors of regional menus. Also, try healthy meal options prepared by Emirates award-winning chefs.
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