I am sure that I already posted my best meals on a flight, but either I am senile (!) or possibly there has been a similar post recently.
Two meals are memorable but, sadly, from airlines that no longer exist.
The first meal was on Wardair Canada flying LGW
to Toronto stopping at Montreal en route. Starter was a crisp, fresh and delicate Caesar Salad served with a selection of breads. Entrée was Chateaubriand (you were given a choice of rare or medium-rare) served with Pommes Dauphinose and fresh haricots vertes. It was probably the best Chateaubriand I have ever tasted. This was followed by coffee and hand made chocolates. A few minutes later they brought out a trolley from which you could select from about five mouth-watering gateaux. The meal was served on Wedgwood China with real linen, and a carnation on ladies' trays. Two hours after this filling lunch, a lavish tea was served – sandwiches, scones and cream, gateau. By the time the meal finished, we were almost ready for landing at Montreal. A quick hop from Montreal to Toronto and yet more food was served (but sadly I cannot remember what). And this was a charter flight, not first class. Wardair's service and food was superior to that in first class of the scheduled carriers.
The other meal was on a Dan-Air schedule flight from Inverness to LHR
. Dan-Air had taken the route over after BA
pulled out due to mounting losses. Dan-Air was keen to retain local connections and on this particular flight, the 7.15am from Inverness to LHR
, they served the first grouse that had been shot at the beginning of the shooting season. It had been cooked by the best chef in Inverness and delivered straight to the aircraft to be served as breakfast to the passengers.
MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."