Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Eating First Class

Matt surprised me on this trip to Europe with first class tickets. Now, I've flown first class domestically for quick flights (because of an upgrade) but, never internationally. I was excited for the extra legroom and for what I hoped would be better food. I have to say for food pre-cooked and heated on the plane Delta did a pretty good job.
Eating First Class
We started with champagne and warm nuts.
Eating First Class
For the first course there was an Asian noodle salad and seared tuna with a sweet garlic chili sauce. The tuna and sauce were quite wonderful together. Matt also got a bowl of tomato basil soup with this but, I passed.
Eating First Class
Next was the most boring of the courses, a green salad with cranberries and pinenuts.
Eating First Class
We had a couple choices for our main course, herb shrimp with rice pilaf and asparagus, cheese ravioli or a cold deli plate. Both Matt and I though went with the steak in bearnaise sauce with red skin potatoes, onions and haricort vert. It was quite tasty though the steak was more well-done than I would have ordered it in a restaurant though, I can't see how an airplane could ever cook steak to order. I really loved the tarragon in the bearnaise. We had the steak with a really nice Malbec.
Eating First Class
Next came the dessert cart.
Eating First Class Eating First Class
Our choices here were made to order sundaes, a made to order cheese and fruit tray or caramel tiramisu. Matt went for the sundae and I had the cheese tray. The cheeses were nothing special but, those strawberries were amazing!
Eating First Class
The next morning came our breakfast choices. Both Matt and I had the granola with yogurt and fruit (more of those great strawberries). Add a pastry and it was way more than we could eat. I'm glad we turned down the other option of vanilla french toast, scrambled eggs and chicken apple sausage. I can't wait to see what we get on the way home as the menu changes each month.

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Silvia M. said...

Wow, that sure is different from coach! I'd love to fly first class at least once someday. :)
Great pics too!

Amy P. said...

What a fun post! I've been curious about what's served for food during flights in first class.

Lori said...

With a long trip like that- how perfect to be in first class. Have fun!

Lynne said...

What a wonderful and amazing surprise!! And a relaxing start to your vacation. Have fun!!

Amy Anderson said...

Who knew there was such a fancy restaurant on board an airplane. Now I want to fly just for the food!

Amy @ A Little Nosh

Dawn said...

Wow what a nice surprise. Have a great time on vacation, can't wait to see the pictures and hear about all or your culinary adventures!

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

I've only flown first class domestic. I am really impressed with the food they served you! Looks good!

Lori said...

Yay, what fun! My husband would get upgraded to first class on some Brazil flights, but it was always when I wasn't with him! I think the food on European flights whether KLM or AirFrance is better than any I've been on coach included. We flew AirFrance to Vienna and the food was outstanding. Once it switched back to Delta - blah. This looks amazing!

Alicia Foodycat said...

I've had food in restaurants that didn't look as good as that! Have a lovely break.

PG said...

Woah! So that's what's going on at the front of the plane after they close the curtain. I think I need to put "fly first class" on my bucket list.

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