The AF long-haul business class catering photo thread

Old Jun 18, 2022, 3:10 am
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Of course taste is a personal thing, but of the airlines I regularly fly I would choose AF for drinks and TK for food.
Edit: in J.

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Old Jun 20, 2022, 9:10 am
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Flew Air France J from YUL-CDG and was underwhelmed with the food service in general. As the flag carrier of a "gastronomical" country, I was expecting it to be better than what I usually get flying with Air Canada, but it was pretty much equal
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Old Jun 20, 2022, 9:29 am
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Originally Posted by hoipolloi
Flew Air France J from YUL-CDG and was underwhelmed with the food service in general. As the flag carrier of a "gastronomical" country, I was expecting it to be better than what I usually get flying with Air Canada, but it was pretty much equal
Not sure if the same holds true for Canada, but the catering for TATL flights eastbound from the US is usually mdiocre as it's mostly sourced from the US with whatever catering partner they have at that airport. So your meal might have come from the same factory that makes the food catered on AC.
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Old Jul 1, 2022, 12:20 am
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Just got off CDG-BKK, following recommendations here I went for the veal. Turns out there was an error in catering and a beef with mashed potatoes was loaded instead. Meat was tender but I wasn't a fan of the wine flavoured crumbs on top. Everything else was the same as above.

Went for the mozzarella scrambled eggs for breakfast and that ended up tasting rather good for eggs on a plane.





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Old Jul 18, 2022, 2:39 pm
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Not many posts about July long-haul J catering so here is my contribution:

AF178 CDG-MEX 12 Jul:

Lunch menu


Pre-arrival menu


Wine list


Smoked salmon, citrus fruit sauce, plain cooked vegetables, cilantro coulis


Braised beef cheek, potato mousseline, damson chutney, sprinkled tarragon


PDO Selection: Crottin de Chavignol, Fourme d'Ambert and Cantal cheeses


Pistachio macaron by Philippe Urraca, raspberry cream puff, Opera cake
Ice cream



Duck shepherd's pie sprinkled with herbs
Crunchy vanilla cream puffs
Fruit tartare and pistachios



All in all, very decent meal and did not leave one hungry. Especially the lunch starter and main were good. I gambled and pre-ordered the beef but it turned out to be very good and not dry at all. Pre-arrival meal was not too bad, either.

Service was also pleasant throughout the flight, the only gripe being that IFE at my seat was acting up and resets did not fix that.

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Old Jul 19, 2022, 5:36 am
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What's with that fashion of doing everything-possible-except-rice risotto with almost every dish?!

And I agree that beef cheek looks nice (in my experience, starters and desserts on AF J are invariably very good, the cheese is now always the same, which is frankly a bit boring for a country which has more than 500 types of them despite those three being ok, but it is the mains which can really vary widely in quality from ghastly to great via "sounded wonderful on paper but what have I got myself into here??!").
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Old Jul 20, 2022, 11:42 pm
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Originally Posted by orbitmic
What's with that fashion of doing everything-possible-except-rice risotto with almost every dish?!

And I agree that beef cheek looks nice (in my experience, starters and desserts on AF J are invariably very good, the cheese is now always the same, which is frankly a bit boring for a country which has more than 500 types of them despite those three being ok, but it is the mains which can really vary widely in quality from ghastly to great via "sounded wonderful on paper but what have I got myself into here??!").
the AF J drinks menu looks quite poor since a couple of months with as well recurrent wines with few rotation. Weve seen in J much better champagne than the basic Duval Leroy .
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Old Jul 21, 2022, 12:16 am
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I took the chicken, which was dry.

No bacon for breakfast.






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Old Jul 26, 2022, 11:50 am
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Originally Posted by milesaddict
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I booked the veal prior to the flight. It turned out to be perfect. I vouch for it ! The breakfast was not so good, the bun being soggy, I just ate the salmon.



Is it possible to pre book a main course while flying AF J? How long before the flight do meal options appear online? I fly CDG - MEX in a few weeks. Thx :-)
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Is it possible to pre book a main course while flying AF J? How long before the flight do meal options appear online? I fly CDG - MEX in a few weeks. Thx :-)
In my case two weeks before the flight.
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Old Jul 26, 2022, 7:18 pm
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Originally Posted by 108912
Is it possible to pre book a main course while flying AF J? How long before the flight do meal options appear online? I fly CDG - MEX in a few weeks. Thx :-)
you receive an email a few days before the flight.
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Old Jul 26, 2022, 7:23 pm
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Main course is beef. Everything was good
PS : I enjoyed the mustard with my beef, as it is now impossible to find mustard anywhere in France . I have found French mustard in BOS, I have bought a couple to bring back home...



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Old Jul 26, 2022, 7:26 pm
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Originally Posted by Goldorak
PS : I enjoyed the mustard with my beef, as it is now impossible to find mustard anywhere in France . I have found French mustard in BOS, I have bought a couple to bring back home...
Plenty of mustard here in San Francisco, even "Dijon" ones! (I was at my local supermarket today and made a point of looking for mustard.) I hope the shortage will not last much longer in France.
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Old Jul 27, 2022, 12:05 am
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Originally Posted by Goldorak
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Main course is beef. Everything was good
PS : I enjoyed the mustard with my beef, as it is now impossible to find mustard anywhere in France . I have found French mustard in BOS, I have bought a couple to bring back home...



I had the same on CDG-YVR and everything was good as well.

I was disappointed by the absence of foie gras. I thought it was always served when flying AF long haul J from CDG (similar to caviar in P)?
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Old Jul 27, 2022, 5:10 am
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Originally Posted by Goldorak
PS : I enjoyed the mustard with my beef, as it is now impossible to find mustard anywhere in France . I have found French mustard in BOS, I have bought a couple to bring back home...
Incidentally, my bag that went to IAD instead of France also contained Dijon to feed the locals 😅
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