Mandarin Oriental partners once with again with Cathay Pacific for gourmet first class meals

Foie gras, mushrooms and pickled blackberries


First Class travelers on board Cathay Pacific flights are in for a treat this year as the airline has collaborated with Mandarin Oriental to make all of your gourmet dreams come true. Chefs from Mandarin Oriental Hotels in London, Paris, New York, San Francisco, Tokyo and Boston will participate in this partnership allowing passengers to sample culinary delights from several different hotels in different regions. Additionally, the menus will change each month, so frequent fliers can try something new on every flight.

Classic Beef bourguignon using cheek and short rib
Classic Beef bourguignon using cheek and short rib
Travelers heading from Hong Kong to London can enjoy a menu crafted by Chef Uwe Opocensky from the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong featuring dishes like a mushroom and foie gras appetizer, oxtail soup and a main course of lobster and seasonal vegetables. Sweet lovers can tuck into a rum cake served with pineapple.

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A full-bodied consommé with a specially prepared tea bag of dried flower petals and gold flake
A full-bodied consommé with a specially prepared tea bag of dried flower petals and gold flake
If you’re heading from Paris to Kong Kong your tastbuds will be treated to Chef Thierry Marx’s (Mandarin Oriental Paris) menu of pressed chicken and foie gras appetizer, Jerusalem Atrtichoke and Quail egg soup, a main course of braised beef chuck with bordelaise sauce and a dessert course of gingerbread with mascarpone cream.

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A unique swirl of rich chocolate and goat cheese with cassis
A unique swirl of rich chocolate and goat cheese with cassis
Airlines are increasingly upping the ante in their effort to provide the best luxury in-flight services. Cathay Pacific first class services are already pretty high end and with their new gourmet meals, you can be sure they’ll be ranking high on all the “Best Airlines” lists this year.

Presse of chicken, mushrooms and foie gras
Presse of chicken, mushrooms and foie gras
A soup of slow-roasted tomatoes with miniature grilled cheese sandwiches
A soup of slow-roasted tomatoes with miniature grilled cheese sandwiches