British Airways is offering customers travelling from May 12 the option to buy an enhanced World Traveller meal as an alternative to the normal menu on ten long-haul routes The options; ‘Gourmet Dining’, ‘Taste of Britain’, ‘Great British Breakfast’, ‘Healthy Choice’ and ‘Vegetarian Kitchen’ can be pre-booked from 30 days prior to travel, right up until 24 hours before departure at a cost of between £15 and £18.
The new meals will be available from Heathrow to Seattle, Miami, Dallas, Houston, Austin, Mexico City, Phoenix, San Diego, Denver and Atlanta can be booked from April 23, 2015 for customers travelling from May 12, 2015.
Colin Talbot, British Airways’ Head of Catering, said: “We’ll still be offering our complimentary menus on board, but we want to be able to offer our customers greater choice when flying with us. Whether it be a special occasion or just as a treat, these great new dishes are a way to make their flight even more memorable.”
Each dish has been specially designed to taste great at 30,000ft and has been created with British provenance as inspiration, with salmon from the ‘Taste of Britain’ sourced from Loch Fyne and the beef cheek from ‘Gourmet Dining’ coming from Herefordshire.
The dishes combine current food trends and good quality ingredients to offer customers a variety of options.
The meals available to pre-order are:
Gourmet Dining (£18)
Poached king prawns with sliced mushrooms, lightly dressed in a traditional marie-rose sauce
Braised Herefordshire beef cheek with potato mousseline, roasted root vegetables and Madeira shallot jus
Chocolate ganache bar with passion fruit coulis and crushed toasted hazelnuts
Taste of Britain (£16)
Loch Fyne smoked salmon with crème fraiche and caper berries
Slow roasted Wiltshire pork belly with celeriac mash and sautéed broccolini
Summer berry pudding with Cornish clotted cream
Great British Breakfast (£15)
Seasonal fresh fruits
Freshly baked bread including selection of madeleines
Traditional British breakfast featuring Cumberland sausage and mature cheddar omelette
Chunky cherry compote with Greek yoghurt and homemade granola
Healthy Choice (£15)
Thai style rice rolls with sesame dipping sauce
Sustainably sourced poached cod en papillote with steamed seasonal vegetables
Greek yoghurt and honey mousse bar with grapefruit carpaccio
Vegetarian Kitchen (£15)
Glazed goats cheese with marinated beetroot salad
Polenta crespelle with mascarpone, wilted spinach, wild mushroom and truffle cream sauce
Lemon meringue pie featuring homemade lemon curd
Source: British Airways Newsletter