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.
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.
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.
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.