First or business class flying isn’t just about being comfortable. It’s a chance for airlines to make way for in fine dining, with meals that showcase destination’s famous dishes or a celebrity chef’s specialties.
Let us look at few such meals to look forward to while you’re 30,000 feet in the air and are served in business class flight deals.
Alaska Airlines First Class Granola:
It is actually one of Alaska Airlines’ most popular dishes what may seem like regular granola and a frequently requested recipe. The granola combines rolled oats, roasted sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds, fresh blueberries and brown sugar for a healthy start to the travel day which is served in first class on Alaska Airlines’ shorter routes within the U.S.
Cathay Pacific’s Mandarin Oriental Roast Chicken:
A different Mandarin Oriental executive chef designs the first class menus on Cathay Pacific flights every month, with the specialties of each individual Mandarin Oriental hotel and the multi-course meals pinned to the seasons. For example, the Mandarin Oriental San Francisco is forwarding its roasted chicken breast with braised chanterelles, lemon confit and cannellini beans to the skies.
Virgin America First Class’s Artichoke and Chicken:
“With Gigante beans dressed over the herb-marinated chicken breast and served with seared roasted radishes, artichokes, and caramelized fennel with sherry chicken jus” is not the kind of dish you usually expect from a domestic in-flight menu, but it’s there among the First Class of Virgin America. Virgin America is also serving Korean bibimbap and coq au vin with a slow-braised short rib on their current First Class menu, if you don’t want to have chicken.
Afternoon Tea of Virgin Atlantic Upper Class:
Passengers traveling to London during the day on Virgin Atlantic Upper Class are served with a complete afternoon tea trolley. Flight attendants offer finger sandwiches, cakes, of course, British cups of tea, scones with jam and clotted cream alongside properly, making the rounds from seat to seat.
Thai Beef Salad of Virgin Atlantic Upper Class:
British celebrity chef Lorraine Pascale is a consulting chef for Virgin Atlantic with a mission to develop healthy and simple, yet delicious, in-flight meals which are not only a former model and best-selling cookbook author. First introduced on the airline’s new 787 in late 2014, upper-class passengers may order her Thai beef salad with roasted pine nuts dressed with chili.