Most of us would prefer starving to consume airplane food. However, that may soon change thanks to British Airways and its game-changing move. The carrier has recently roped in Michelin-starred chef, Tom Kerridge to design a gourmet food menu for its economy class passengers.
Created with a special focus on British provenance, it includes options such as a warm steak and ale pie ($6.10); ham hock and smoked cheddar sandwich ($5.56); vegan spiced cauliflower tortilla wrap ($5.69); chicken, bacon, and celery brioche ($6.10) and a vegetarian brie plowman’s sandwich ($5.69).
Each of the novel meal items is served alongside complimentary refreshments such as a bottle of water and a snack, such as a breakfast bar or crisps. The menu will be available on the airline’s short-haul economy flights, and orders can be placed via the new online Speedbird Café hosted on British Airways’ inflight retail site.
Commenting on it, Chef Kerridge said, “I am thrilled to be working with British Airways again, and to have the opportunity to champion the best of British to so many people,” he further added, “A sandwich, made with care and great flavors, can be a perfect meal and I hope the passengers enjoy my short-haul menu.”