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Longhaul menu / menus; meal experiences/requests for menus 2009 (consolidated)

 

Old Apr 1, 09, 12:39 pm
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Originally Posted by lobo411 View Post
Chicken fried steak is supposed to be spicy. Is this one of those situations where a "10" on the 1-10 spicy scale in Milwaukee is like a "1" in Los Angeles?
I was on the flight w/a CFS expert (if there is such a thing): my Mom - a 6th generation Texan. Trust me this wasn't what CFS was "supposed" to be. Spicy and hot are two different things.
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Old Apr 1, 09, 1:21 pm
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I was on the flight from BOS-LAX last night and they offered the fried chicken steak...made the mistake in choosing that meal...bad call. Today I'm heading back to LAX again, same flight, hopefully a new month will bring new menu.
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Old Apr 1, 09, 1:43 pm
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Originally Posted by themagicman00 View Post
I was on the flight from BOS-LAX last night and they offered the fried chicken steak...made the mistake in choosing that meal...bad call. Today I'm heading back to LAX again, same flight, hopefully a new month will bring new menu.
Please advise when you get back.
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Old Apr 1, 09, 3:39 pm
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Wow the CFS must be something truly dreadful if it beats the cheese steak calzone that was being served up at the start of the year. I can't wait!

On the other hand, what about the most dangerous food ever? For me, that accolade must go to the bmi cheese and tomato toastie that is available on the EDI-LHR route (in competition to the BA breakfast mentioned earlier). Get this one wrong and you could end up with first degree burns to your mouth and throat!
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Old Apr 1, 09, 4:03 pm
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Originally Posted by superscot View Post
Wow the CFS must be something truly dreadful if it beats the cheese steak calzone that was being served up at the start of the year. I can't wait!

On the other hand, what about the most dangerous food ever? For me, that accolade must go to the bmi cheese and tomato toastie that is available on the EDI-LHR route (in competition to the BA breakfast mentioned earlier). Get this one wrong and you could end up with first degree burns to your mouth and throat!
I had one of those calzones (thought it was a flotation device.) The CFS was worse by far--it was basically the beef quesadilla dipped in batter instead of sliding it between two flourescent orange tortillas and covering it with Elmer's Glue--or was that melted cheese?
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Originally Posted by EGGSPLAT View Post
I had one of those calzones (thought it was a flotation device.) The CFS was worse by far--it was basically the beef quesadilla dipped in batter instead of sliding it between two flourescent orange tortillas and covering it with Elmer's Glue--or was that melted cheese?
This is the sort of fighting talk that makes me wish I was back in the US to see what the CFS is all about. Hope it's still on the menu at the start of June when I'll next have the opportunity to try it (or, better, see what it's like when the person next to me orders it).
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Old Apr 1, 09, 5:25 pm
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This thread has went quite afar from the OP and is going to require post deletions before it is added to the 2009 menu master thread.

Keep the OP on topic. If you have another topic start a new thread. If you have a simple off topic question do a simple search. The answer is there.

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Old Apr 1, 09, 5:30 pm
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References to Catering shown below:

Transcon Meals

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i recently had the chicken parmigiana. worst food ive ever had on an airline, up there with the worst food ever. it was practically uncooked, the bread crumbs were falling off, the cheese was hard and not melted and the sauce was cold and bland. absolutely terrible.
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April menu finally has a new photo on the front. The blue door photo reminded me too much of the portrait of Dorian gray painting.

Anyways choices were corned beef with cabbage and cheese ravioli. The ravioli was fine, better than the march lasagna.
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April menu finally has a new photo on the front. The blue door photo reminded me too much of the portrait of Dorian gray painting.

Anyways choices were corned beef with cabbage and cheese ravioli. The ravioli was fine, better than the march lasagna.
am I the only one who sees a massive logic error with offering corned beef and cabbage on an airplane?
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am I the only one who sees a massive logic error with offering corned beef and cabbage on an airplane?
Whats the issue?
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Old Apr 2, 09, 9:26 am
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Originally Posted by jws026 View Post
am I the only one who sees a massive logic error with offering corned beef and cabbage on an airplane?
Originally Posted by jakuda View Post
Whats the issue?
Don't eat cabbage much, do you? Think confined air space

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Don't eat cabbage much, do you? Think confined air space

Cheers.
Ah. I guess I've never fell victim to that particular side effect =)

I had my fill of corned beef during the earlier winter months so opted for the ravioli on the flight.

Personally I think they are a month too late. I've always preferred dishes like corned beef, pot au feu, and other soupy stews as mainly cold weather dishes.
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Prior to arrival meal on European to USA flights

Just curious when American Airlines will change the light meal service from Europe to USA... I don't fly transatlantic much, but that Asian Chicken Salad (which is too sweet) or pizza meal is truly awful. Time to change... Too many pizza - I wonder how many pizzas AA has bought and kept in stock... how about a sandwich or a salad with healthier ingredients? Maybe on UK to USA flight, tea sandwiches and scones will be nice... I assume if UA can serve it, it is not that expensive to serve tea sandwiches and scones.

About the chicken fried steak, definitely agree... not good for airline menu item... AA labels it as an "American Classic" item... I know CFS is possibly cheaper to serve, but if you want to serve a chopped sirloin steak, how about a simple meat loaf? Or a grilled chopped sirloin steak with gravy... "fried" food is never good on planes and does not survive the frozen and re-heat process well...

Here is the menu and you can look at the CFS:-
American Airlines AA 197
Boston to San Francisco
First Class
March 2009
http://share.shutterfly.com/action/w...8QbNHDNy5bqNIY

Wine and Beverages
Sparkling Wine
Scudo di Corte Prosecco

White Wines
Westside White, Paso Robles
Louis Latour Chardonnay Ardeche

Red Wines
Westside Red, Paso Robles
Wente Southern Hills Cabernet Sauvignon, Livermore Valley

Dining Services
Thank you for choosing American Airlines. It is our pleasure to offer you a variety of dining options on today’s flight. We invite you to experience new menu items we call American Classics: where comfort meets gourmet.

To Start
Warm Mixed Nuts

Appetizer
Cajun-style roasted chicken breast offered on a fresh corn salad

Salad
A combination salad featuring fresh seasonal greens offered with pepper cream dressing or Sapori d’Arte olive oil and balsamic vinegar and accompanied by an artichoke, wild mushroom and pea salad

Bread Basket
Assorted Gourmet Breads

Main Course
Chicken Fried Steak
Fried breaded sirloin steak served with pepper cream gravy, mashed potatoes and haricots verts with carrots
An American Classic Item

Stuffed Lasagna Roll
Tender lasagana pasta stuffed with ricotta cheese and spinach, topped with a creamy tomato sauce and shredded mozzarella

Dessert
Ice Cream Sundae
Vanilla ice cream with a choice of hot fudge, butterscotch or seasonal fruit toppings, whipped cream and pecans
Or
Fruit and cheese
A selection of seasonal fruit and fine cheeses

To Finish
Ghiradelli Chocolate

Light Refreshment
Freshly baked on board, OtisSpunkmeyer cookies

Pre-Arrival Beverage
For your enjoyment
Chilled sparkling water with a fresh citrus garnish

3/09
2 Cls, First, Dinner – Snack
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