Air France Catering - lets have your menus

Old Mar 25, 06, 1:48 am
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Air France Catering - lets have your menus

I have read in one or two trip reports and here in the forum that Air France espace tempo and espace affaires catering has deteriorated and that portions have diminished in size.

whats AF serving ? Let's have your menus!

medium-haul flights

AF 2215 MXP-CDG Y
AF 2332 CDG-ATH C
AF 2497 CMN-CDG C
AF 1833 ATH-CDG C
AF 1832 CDG-ATH C
AF XXXX CDG-ARN C
AF 1504 CDG-FCO C
AF 1358 CDG-RBA C

long-haul flights
AF XXX CDG-BOG Y
AF XXX CDG-LAX J
AF XXX CDG-LAX P
AF 036 CDG-IAH Y
AF XXX LAX-CDG J
AF 278 CDG-NRT P
AF 443 GIG-CDG J
AF 147 DEL-CDG J
AF 083 SFO-CDG J
AF 69 LAX-CDG J and P
AF 286 CDG-SIN Y
AF 287 SIN-CDG J
AF 164 CDG-BKK J
AF 084 CDG-SFO Y
AF 185 HKG-CDG J
AF 680 ORY-RUN C (COI)
AF 460 CDG-CCS Y
AF 291 KIX-CDG Y
AF 304 CDG-ATL J
AF 307 ATL-CDG J
AF 072 CDG-LAX J
AF 069 LAX CDG J
AF 008 CDG-JFK P
several AF flights ORY-RUN-ORY CDG-PHL JFK-CDG all in C/J
AF 112 CDG-PVG Y
AF 066 CDG-LAX J
AF 461 CCS-CDG Y
AF 461 CCS-CDG Y
AF 275 NRT-CDG J

AF XXX CDG-SIN P
AF XXX SIN-CDG P
AF XXX ATL-CDG J
AF 401 SCL CDG J
AF XXX IAD-CDG W
AF XXX CDG-IAH W
AF XXX MIA-CDG J
AF XXX SDQ-CDG C

- P: formerly l'Espace Premire, currently La Premire
- J: formerly l'Espace Affaires - long-haul -, currently Business
- C: formerly l'Espace Affaires - medium-haul & COI -, currently Business
- W: formerly Tempo Challenge or Premium Eco (medium-haul) or Aliz (COI) or Premium Voyageur (long-haul), currently Premium Economy
- Y: formerly Tempo, currently Economy

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Old Mar 25, 06, 2:48 am
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Espace Tempo ?
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Old Mar 25, 06, 2:51 am
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Originally Posted by JOUY31
Espace Tempo ?
give us eco passenger at least the feeling of being in an espace if we don't have one

and now back to the food
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Old Mar 25, 06, 3:41 am
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Air France 2215
Dpart Milan ( Malpensa ), Italie (MXP) Terminal 1
Heure de dpart 20:55
Vers Paris Ch De Gaulle, France (CDG) Terminal 2F
Heure d'arrive 22:25
Dure de vol 1h30m
Class: Espace Tempo

Dinner

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Choice of hors doeuvre

La Mre Poulard cheese crackers (15 g)

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Wine list

Minute Maid Orange (15 cl)

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Paging Guy Martin!
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Old Mar 26, 06, 3:32 am
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Back in January, the catering on CDG-BOG was the following:

Lunch:
Fennel & carrot salad,
Curried chicken.

Choice of main course:
Saut of beef with oregano sauce,( ^ )
grilled vegetables & polenta
or
Salmon with sorrel sauce
and tri-color pasta.

Camenbert
Chocolate chip muffin ( )
Praline mousse

Dinner:
Bulgarian style salad, tomato & mozarella brochette.
Pesto pasta salad, pastrami.
Pav frais.
Apple crumble.

Actually quite good, but I think it really looks like what I received on a previous flight 6 months ago .
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Old Mar 26, 06, 8:34 am
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Since fellow member chrissxb challenged me in one of his last posts
Originally Posted by chrissxb
can you make on post here without bashing AirFrance?
I will try my best and post my last AF menu, which was from CDG-LAX or CDG-SFO...

Choice of Hors D`oeuvre

Duck Foie Gras Terrine, Fruit Chutney

Marinated Red Mullet and Tomato Tart ( one AF advantage vs. KLM, you still can choose from two appetizers, KLM only offers one for at least 4-5 years now )

Choice of Main Courses

Pan-Seared Lamb Noisette, Simmered Carrots and Herbed Artichoke Bottoms

Sauteed Shrimp with Lemon Balm Cream Sauce, Basmati Rice and Eggplanr Ratatouille

Breast of Duckling with Port WIne Sauce ( Plat du jour )

Our special Selection of Cheese

Camembert, Cabecou, Fourme D`ambert ( extra cheese course makes AF full meals 4 course meals, many competitors do only offer 3 courses )

Dessert

Pear Tartlet, Dark Choco Dessert, Sherbet served with Cookies, Choice of Fresh Fruit ( Dessert Tray looks nice )

I would not call it disappointing, the cheese course lackes some quality ( or my expectations were too high ) but otherwise it was at least on par with KLM or LH, if not better after flying LH LAX-FRA last week in C...

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=537529

Flew SQ Raffles two weeks ago and all the abovementioned do not even come close, the presentation already sets SQ apart and the meals are simply in another league, but SQ is a Top 3 carrier and AF by all accounts a very solid airline, which has cut a lot and has no ambition to play in the real upscale league.
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Old Mar 26, 06, 9:00 am
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Well, could you all add the winelist, at least for the long-haul flights in the premium cabins ?
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Old Mar 30, 06, 5:33 am
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CDG-LAX in Espace Premire late February (thanks to an upgrade):
Lunch:

Appetizer : Shrimp with white radish and horseradish, foie gras and breast of duck with figs, beef galette with marscapone and chives

Hors d'Oeuvres:
Duck fois gras terrine with peppercorns and tomato with cucumber
Red mullet escabche with Middle Eastern spices
Baby vegetable salad accompanied by truffle vinaigrette

Fresh seasonal salad

Main courses:
Lamb noisette with chocolate coffee jus and vegetable galette
Pan-seared scallops served with orange-blossom honey vinaigrette, cucumber and zucchini flan
Lasagne with eggplant caviar, tomato and frsh goat cheese

The plat du jour (by Guy Martin) was Fillet of free-range chicken with mildly spiced jus and accompanied by pearl barley

Cheese: Camembert, Fourme de Montbrison, Gratte-Paille, Saint-Maure, Comt

Fresh bakery selection

Desserts:
Petit fours frais
Chocolate pear tart, Spiced pineapple bavarois, Banana and raspberry crumble
Sorbets with cookies
Fresh fruit

Wines:
Champagne Billecart-Salmon Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru 1998
Barsac Chteau Climens 1994 Premier Cru Lurton
Mersault Clos de Corves de Citeaux 2001 (White Burgundy)
Margaux Chteau Lascombes 2002 2me Grand Cru Class
Chteauneuf-du-Pape 2000 Michel Chapoutier

I had the foie gras and the chicken which was so moist and juicy it spilled out of your mouth as you chewed it (as, at the later dinner, was the steak). I had the Chocolate pear tart (and a sorbet and petits fours) which was superb too. Only the cheese was disappointing. It usually is, because of refrigeration.

I tried all the wines (other than the White Burgundy) and all were excellent.

I can post the dinner menu if you want, but I think you can get the general idea!
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Old Mar 30, 06, 11:52 am
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Water


"due to an equipement change, the choice of drinks is not available on this flight..."
and, of course, not "sal", nor "sucr"

I was thinking (I'm so nave) it spend more time to check a plane before a flight than to bring a bottle of OJ on board, but probably I'm wrong...
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Old Apr 7, 06, 12:04 am
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Originally Posted by Threy

I would not call it disappointing, the cheese course lackes some quality ( or my expectations were too high ) but otherwise it was at least on par with KLM or LH, if not better after flying LH LAX-FRA last week in C...

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=537529
The dessert cart alone in J sets AF apart from KL and LH. Overall AF catering is pretty decent, especially in Y. The only thing I would add in J is an additional salad course.
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Intra-European L'Espace Affaires - over 3 hours

Air France 2332
CDG-ATH
March 31st, 18:25


Pre-take off orange juice/water/Champagne

Dinner

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Green lentils salad with smoked salmon ^ ^

Lamb noisette, mashed potatoes with cumin & Provencale style tomato ^

Comt & Camembert

Plum tartlet

Coffee and tea
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Wine list

Champagne Jacquart Brut Mosaique

Pouilly Vinzelles "en Paradis" 2002 Louis Latour

Cahors Chateau Lamartine Particuliere 2002 Alain Gayraud ^

Medoc Chateau de Saint Christoly 2003 ^
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Air France 36
CDG-IAH
April 13th, 10:20 (takeoff at 11:10 )


Coach


Crudit salad with pasta, goat cheese

choice of main course

Saut of beef served with rosemary sauce, mashed potatoes and zucchini with emmental
-or-

Fillet of hake, accomanied by watercress cream sauce and rice with baby vegetables

Camembert

Yogurt (Danone Creme Vanilla)

Chocolate cake ^

Coffee and tea


at midflight, beverages and sandwiches and Hagen-Dasz ^

chilled dinner prior to arrival

chicken breast with salad ^
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LAX-CDG Affaires April 06

Choice of Hors D`oeuvre

Foie Gras

Poached Shrimp and Marinated Salmon


Choice of Main Courses

Grilled Tournedos of Beef accompanied by Potato Galette with Wild Mushrooms and Buttered French Green Beans

Fillet of Sea Bass with Bonne Femme Sauce, Wild Rice and Broccoli

Lamb Tajine with Apricots ( Plat du jour )

Our special Selection of Cheese

Dessert

Strawberry Tart, Tiramisu, Sherbet served with Cookies, Choice of Fresh Fruit

Espresso is served at our Bar Espace



Breakfast

International Breakfast

Fruit Juice, Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate, Fresh Fruit, Yogurt

Choice of Main Courses

Scrambled Eggs with Fresh Tomatoes accompanied by Bacon and Roesti Potatoes

French Toast served with Fruit

Fresh Bakery Selection, Breakfast Pastries, Butter and Preserves

Continental Breakfast

Fruit Juice, Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate, Fresh Fruit, Yogurt, Fresh Bakery Selection

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Old Apr 21, 06, 7:37 am
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don't expect me to post the coach menu 'chicken or ravioli ?' of flight AF8999 (DL52) here. it was

never ever again. and I did NOT unpack the plastic bag, they gave us for breakfast.
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Apritif :

Choice between
Blended Scotch Whisky 12 years old
Pure Malt Whisky 15 years old
Bourbon 8 years old
Licorice-flavored aperitif, Gin, Vodka, Vermouth
Porto Late Bottled vintage 1998

Menu Supper A la carte
Choice of hors dOeuvre
~ Shrimp served with vierge sauce featuring virgin olive oil, tomatoes and olives ~
~ Duck foie gras with lime zest ~

Choice of main courses
~ Filet of beef accompanied by jus flavored with Earl Grey tea, green beans and caramelized white radish ~
~ Pan-seared monkfish served with sage sauce and artichokes flavored with bergamot ~

Special selection of cheese
~ Camenbert, Roquefort, Chvre ~

Fresh bakery selection

Dessert
~ Pear tart with vanilla and hazelnut ~
~ Sherbet served with cookies ~
~ Assortment of fresh fruit ~

Wine list
~ White Bordeaux Liqueur Barsac Chateau Doisy-Vdrines 2002, second cru class Castja ~

~ White Alsatian Tokay Pinot Gris Grand Cru Brand 2002, Cave de Turkeim ~

~ Red Burgundy - Santenay 1er cru Grand Clos Rousseau 2003, Jean-Claude Boisset ~

~ Red Bordeaux Pauillac Les Tourelles de Longeville 2001 ~

Brandy & liqueurs
~ Fruit Brandy ~
~ Bas-Armagnac 1991, Cognac XO ~
~ Calvados hors dge whiskey liqueur ~

Details in the trip report
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