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Combined 2019 AA International Meal / Meals - menu / photos / etc. (master thread)

Combined 2019 AA International Meal / Meals - menu / photos / etc. (master thread)

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Introduction

Welcome to the 2019 version of the combined AA meals thread, focusing on international. To help give us a clear picture of your experience, remember to include routes, times, meal designation (breakfast/lunch/dinner/snack/refreshments/none), and if you want, seat number. Photos are welcome and very helpful. Those are guidelines, but of course, the format/style is all yours. Of course, discussion of improvements and/or cutbacks, questions, and thoughts are also welcome.

Format Sample
This is a format you can use when introducing your meal report. This is just a sample format; deviations are expected and are okay. However, if the flight is taken on a 777 in Business, please clearly indicate if you're in 2- or 3-class Business. If you want to see other examples of past formats, check out historical Int'l meal threads - or just post the same way you've always done.

AA2: JFK-LHR: 7pm
Dinner
777 (3-class)
Business Class

(from here, share the menu, experiences and/or photos)

Historical Meal Reports
In the mood to enjoy a throwback? Enjoy reading international meal threads from years past! For the 2019 Domestic Meals thread, click here.
Thanks to MrAndy1369 for starting this and the domestic meal threads for 2019 and defining guidelines.
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Old May 16, 19, 8:48 am
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Originally Posted by mcrw00 View Post
Tried the shrimp and grits with "red" Thai curry sauce that has been appearing on the menu for some morning departures in J:

Not terrible, but indeed a very confused dish.

- The "red curry" as actually green curry and was entirely in the separate dish to the bottom right. The stringy stuff seemed to be a type of crab.
- The rest of the dish was quite predictable, though the grits needed some salt.
- Can't for the life of me understand how the crab curry is supposed to fit with the rest of the dish. I don't doubt that there was at least a vague culinary concept in mind when this item was concocted, but I genuinely want to know what it is.
Seems as conceptually reasonable as the Asian Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap that I had on a regional jet... one too many modifiers... I guess they like vague nods to culturally diverse flavors
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Old May 16, 19, 1:08 pm
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Originally Posted by ryan182 View Post

I had the same menu for a LHR-LAX flight yesterday, went with the chicken and it was good. The sauce had a nice kick, would order it again.




Had the chicken yesterday LHR-PHL - I also agree it was good.
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Old May 16, 19, 1:37 pm
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Flew AMS - PHL this week in Business, on an aging 767-300. I had forgotten how tiny the overhead bins were on these relics, but I digress.. This was the menu and I had the prawn appetizer, which was good, the sea-bass dinner, which was ok/good, the Mediterranean salad ( no pic, sorry, forgot) which was decent and the berry tart dessert, which was excellent. I was in the last row of Business, and they ran out of all white wine except champagne before I could order , and also ran out of hot towels after the meal. Overall, the meal was OK, nothing exceptionally good or bad, except the dessert which was yummy. Good FAs on this flight too. The FAs on my connection PHL - CLT were awful, rude and slovenly.
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Old May 16, 19, 3:39 pm
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Does anyone have any suggestions about what the best special meal(s) would be on an AA flight from Italy to the USA in Y?
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Old May 16, 19, 7:30 pm
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Originally Posted by platbrownguy View Post
Seems as conceptually reasonable as the Asian Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap that I had on a regional jet... one too many modifiers... I guess they like vague nods to culturally diverse flavors
At this point I have to recall American Psycho and wonder when charcoal arugula will be served up with a side of mud soup in F.
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Old May 20, 19, 8:49 am
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wrong thread, delete please
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Old May 20, 19, 12:27 pm
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Originally Posted by CLTUSCAPTIVE View Post
Flew AMS - PHL this week in Business, on an aging 767-300. I had forgotten how tiny the overhead bins were on these relics, but I digress.. This was the menu and I had the prawn appetizer, which was good, the sea-bass dinner, which was ok/good, the Mediterranean salad ( no pic, sorry, forgot) which was decent and the berry tart dessert, which was excellent. I was in the last row of Business, and they ran out of all white wine except champagne before I could order , and also ran out of hot towels after the meal. Overall, the meal was OK, nothing exceptionally good or bad, except the dessert which was yummy. Good FAs on this flight too. The FAs on my connection PHL - CLT were awful, rude and slovenly.
Hot towels after the main service? I don’t recall seeing that being part of the sequence.
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Old May 21, 19, 6:35 pm
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AA 192 HKG-LAX May 2019

May 2019
American Airlines Flagship First Class
AA 192 Hong Kong to Los Angeles

Pre-takeoff beverage with raw almonds and bottled water


After takeoff beverage with olives and veggie chips






Canapés
Osietra Caviar with Savory Egg White Tartlet
Chilled Kale, Apple & Celeriac Soup





Soup
Lobster Saffron Bisque
Steamed crab meat

[The soup was watery and looked better than the taste]

Salad
Seasonal Greens
Your choice of roasted mandarin vinaigrette or Chinese vinaigrette


[The mandarin orange vinaigrette was actually quite nice!]

Small Plates
Enjoy one of our small plates as a starter or in lieu of your main plate
[Never offered]

Lemon Butter Seared Scallops
Passional fruit pearls

Pickled Lotus Root
Whipped edamame tahini, mushroom tapenade

Beef Sliders
Herb and cream cheese sauce
Condiments available upon request

Mezze Plate
Hummus, baba ghanoush, feta cheese, olives, pita

Main Plates
Grilled Beef Fillet
Sautéed mushroom and asparagus, Chinese steak sauce


Or
Herb Crusted and Spinach Stuffed Chicken
Pumpkin and tomato risotto, saffron tomato sauce
Or
Pan-fried Salmon
Egg fried rice with carrot, leek and celery
Or
Tofu Stuffed Eggplant
Sautéed Vegetables, goji berry, sweet bean sauce

Seasonal Sides
Main plates may be served with your choice of seasonal sides
Duchess Potato with Cheese, Coriander Moroccan Pearl Couscous
Roasted Baby Carrots, Baby Fennel with Parmesan
Steamed Rice

Cheese Board
Hand selected local cheeses served with accompaniments

Dessert
Traditional Ice Cream Sundae
Vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, caramel, seasonal berry toppings, whipped topping, chopped pecans


Warm Raspberry and White Chocolate Blondie
Orange crème Anglaise

Lychee Panna Cotta
Persimmon mint slaw

Ready to relax? Ask for our premium turn down service

Mid-Flight Snacks
Help yourself to a variety of sweet and savory snacks located near our galley.

Brunch
Customize your breakfast with a choice of starters, breads and a main selection.


Starters


Avocado mango smoothie


Fruit yogurt


[I appreciate AA using a better brand than Dairy Farm!]

Bakery
Croissant
Cinnamon Roll


Selections
Traditional American Breakfast
Scrambled eggs, unsmoked British bacon, roasted potatoes


Yeung Chun Noodles
Pork belly and vegetable sauce

Continental Breakfast
Fresh seasonal fruit, yogurt, granola
*Selected options are available throughout your flight

3Cls, First, HKG-DFW/LAX Lunch/Dinner-Snack-Light Meal
73PM242 05/19 121F020-1

Unfortunately, this flight was a total disaster. The crews were basically unprofessional and unorganized. The service was just not polish. The flight was running a bit late, as the inbound arrived late from Dallas, but it was no excuse to the behaviors of F/A including throwing the pajama to me over my shoulder. The menus were only handed out to a few passengers, and when she took my meal order, I told her that you never gave me the menus. She kept on skipping me and the other guy at 1D. The catering was better than before but it was more like a business class menu on the first-tier airline. The pre-arrival brunch service was once again disorganized and the purser once again skipped me and 1D again. I did not get my first choice, which was the noodle dish, but there were plenty of egg dishes left.
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Old May 21, 19, 11:00 pm
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Wow, AA is now down to plastic S&P in IFS?

Thanks Doug.
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Old May 22, 19, 6:41 pm
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PHL to FCO Meal Choice Surprise Swap
On the fight out of PHL on 21 May 19 (the flight with the 4.5 hour delay owing to engine repair), we were given the following pre-booking choices:
Filet Mignon
Panko Crusted Prawns
Pommery Mustard and Honey Baked Chicken
Four Cheese Spinach Ravioli.

Since I had had the not-terrific but okay prawns and chicken before, I went for the Filet Mignon. The flight attendant said, as she passed by my seat, "We have your order," and I nodded. What came instead of the filet was an inedible Short Ribs item, so salty that the salt burned the inside of my mouth, so I didn't eat it. don't get why they send you an email asking you to pre-order if they are not going to give you what you order. It's a very small thing, but a company that is not paying attention to the small details may not be paying attention to the big ones, either. The unannounced meal swap made me think twice about the plane's engine being rebuilt with used parts (they included that information in a delayed-boarding announcement). Was the detail work being handled adequately by the AA mechanics?
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Old May 29, 19, 9:52 am
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Burned an SWU from J to F on an LHR-DFW flight upcoming.

Anyone had the "Braised Tuscan Beef Stew" in F recently? I decided to pre-order it mainly because it's served with "crispy polenta".

My other choice would be the "Roast Chicken Dinner", which sounds boring.
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Old May 29, 19, 10:15 am
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Meal choices, AA Premium Economy JFK-LHR 1020am flight end of June

Reserve a meal

Flights

  • JFK to LHR

    Lunch meals
  • Choose later
  • Oven-Roasted Beef
    farfalle pasta, roasted mushroom cream sauce, cherry tomatoes
  • Butternut Squash Risotto
    red pepper coulis

Beef sounds like it may be OK, but as someone who does not fly business or first, I've never had edible beef on a flight. I like risotto, so. . . These sound like regular economy meal options. Is that the case for AA? PE = economy food with free drinks?
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Old May 29, 19, 1:50 pm
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Originally Posted by hobbes4444 View Post


Meal choices, AA Premium Economy JFK-LHR 1020am flight end of June

Reserve a meal

Flights

  • JFK to LHR

    Lunch meals
  • Choose later
  • Oven-Roasted Beef
    farfalle pasta, roasted mushroom cream sauce, cherry tomatoes
  • Butternut Squash Risotto
    red pepper coulis

Beef sounds like it may be OK, but as someone who does not fly business or first, I've never had edible beef on a flight. I like risotto, so. . . These sound like regular economy meal options. Is that the case for AA? PE = economy food with free drinks?
I have the exact same menu on my LAX-LHR flight in mid June. I opted for the beef and my wife opted for the risotto, so I will try to report back after our flight if I remember.

I was in PE from LAX to HKG on Saturday and there was a slight difference in the food between PE and Y in that specific dishes on the cart were designated as PE meals (the dishes themselves were slightly larger and ceramic), but I have no idea if the food was any different.
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Old May 30, 19, 11:10 pm
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AA 951/995 JFK/MIA-GRU May 2019 Flagship First Class

May 2019
American Airlines Flagship First Class
AA 951 New York JFK to Sao Paulo
AA 995 Miami to Sao Paulo

Menu
Today’s menu selections are inspired by executive chef, award-winning cookbook author, television personality, and active philanthropist, Chef Maneet Chauhan.

Small Plates
Lobster Salad Deviled Eggs
Iberico ham, shaved manchego cheese
Or
Sundried Tomato Tartar
Farro salad, white balsamic vinaigrette, microgreens

Soup
Tomato and Lentil
Grilled cheese crouton

Salad
Boston Bibb Salad
Microgreens
Your choice of sweet potato and pepper vinaigrette or balsamic vinaigrette

Assorted gourmet breads will be served with your meal

Main Plates
Filet Mignon
Café de Paris butter, papas bravas, haricots verts
Or
Grilled Halibut
Cauliflower mash, snow peas, buerre blanc, grilled lemon
Or
Herb-Roasted Chicken Breast
Pecorino flan, broccolini, roasted tomato and caper sauce
Or
Heart of Palm and Roasted Corn Cake
Saffron couscous, edamame, tomato and caper jam

Dessert
Traditional Ice Cream Sundae
Vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, butterscotch, seasonal berry toppings, whipped cream, pecans

Gourmet Cheese Board
Smoked Gouda, aged white cheddar, jalapeño pepper jack, medjool dates, strawberries, grapes

Warm Louisiana Praline Bread Pudding
Vanilla ice cream

Passion Fruit Mousse Cake
Flaky butter crust

Ready to relax? Ask for our premium turn-down service
Breakfast
Offered prior to arrival

Selections
Quiche Lorraine
Chicken sausage with sundried tomato and mozzarella, paprika potatoes

Fresh Fruit Bowl
Granola, Greek Yogurt

Warm breakfast breads and your choice of beverage

3Cls, First, JFK/MIA-GIG/GRU, Dinner – Breakfast
73PM213 05/19 140F012-1

Wine List
Bubbles
Cattier Clos de Moulin Premier Cru Champagne, France

Whites
Trefethen Family Vineyards Estate Chardonnay Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley, California
Venica & Venica Talis Pinot Bianco Collio, Italy
Abbazia di Novacella Kerner Alto Adige Valle Isarco, Italy

Reds
Jayson by Pahlmeyer Red Wine Napa Valley, California
Heirloom Vineyards Alcala Grenache McLaren Vale, Australia
Luigi Bosca Gala 2 Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc/Merlot, Mendoza, Argentina

Dessert Wine
De Bortoli DB Reserve Botrytis Semillon Riverina, Australia

Port
Portal Vintage Port, Portugal
FC Brazil Wine List
64OW8OO 05/19
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Old May 31, 19, 2:49 am
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AA99: LHR-ORD: 0745
Breakfast
787
Business Class

Options:
- Smoked Salmon Hash - béarnaise sauce, vine tomatoes and sautéed spinach
- Chicken and Waffles - jalapeno cream gravy
- Chorizo and Egg Enchilada - corn and black bean salsa
- Charcuterie Plate - grilled vegetables, bocconcini cheese, olives.

Debating between that and a KSML, because they tend to be very good out of London.
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