Best Meal on Plane, EVER?

Old Jun 22, 14, 2:17 pm
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Best Meal on Plane, EVER?

It has been a long time since my last post but, I return to shout about something which changed my evening last week on my return back from Singapore... I had the BEST meal on a plane, ever!

On the BA 16 in First, the Thai Yellow Curry with Roasted Duck, with extra sauce! Absolutely exquisite!

Got me thinking, ever had that meal which would rival the best restaurant? and what was it?
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Old Jun 22, 14, 2:21 pm
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I'm afraid I'm going to plump for the AA ice cream sundaes. Bragging rights: had one 15 minutes ago.

I've had some great meals in CCR London too, but that probably doesn't count. Risotto and the Cambridge Cream.
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Old Jun 22, 14, 2:23 pm
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
I'm afraid I'm going to plump for the AA ice cream sundaes.
Unless you're an American, an ice cream sundae doesn't count as a meal.
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Old Jun 22, 14, 2:28 pm
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Best food I've had on a plane?

QF F on the A380, The Qantas Club Sandwich, freshly cooked, beautiful.
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Old Jun 22, 14, 2:29 pm
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Originally Posted by OverThereTooMuch View Post
Unless you're an American, an ice cream sundae doesn't count as a meal.
Sure it does!
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Old Jun 22, 14, 2:30 pm
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Originally Posted by OverThereTooMuch View Post
Unless you're an American, an ice cream sundae doesn't count as a meal.
+1
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Old Jun 22, 14, 2:31 pm
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Oh, and Oasis Soup is very nice too.
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Old Jun 22, 14, 2:34 pm
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BA CE from MAD to LHR a couple of years ago I had a fantastic lamb hot pot. It is the only time I have ever asked for seconds.

The only problem the crew had was explaining "hot pot" to the Spanish customers.
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Old Jun 22, 14, 2:35 pm
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I've had a few stunning dishes on planes, but they have most often been cold dishes. In J, TK, OS, and AZ (long haul) are amongst best in class in my experience, but AF also occasionally has stunning starters and desserts in J (including some stunning poached lobster a couple of times) and P. I have also had a few excellent dishes on QF, QR, MU, and CX but less regularly.
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Old Jun 22, 14, 3:08 pm
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Many years ago when Business Class was just a dream (before I found flyertalk!) we were travelling in economy from JFK to MAN on Delta. Names tannoyed and we were in Business Elite - our lucky day.

Whether it was the surprise of the Business Class experience I'm not sure, but the rack of lamb that was served was one of the most enjoyable meals ever.

Always had a soft spot for DL after that
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Old Jun 22, 14, 3:30 pm
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As I eat good quality food at home it's unrealistic to expect an airline to provide me with anything spectacular. I did enjoy the food on both Iberia flights last year though.
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Old Jun 22, 14, 3:31 pm
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All a bit fishy.... Smoked salmon starter, simple maybe but good quality (for a change)
And I have to say that the fish pie that used to be served was good, too....
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Old Jun 22, 14, 3:38 pm
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Had a very tasty fillet of beef in teriyaki sauce with wasabi mash on AA between JFK and SFO on Friday. I won't mention the dried up husk of a quail that I had on the proceeding BA flight though… Oops, I just did.
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Old Jun 22, 14, 3:51 pm
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In the air - probably a rack of lamb I had a handful of years ago on CX. Definitely (good) restaurant quality.

At the airport - the seasonal (Xmas) goose carpaccio started and roasted goose main at the LH First Class Terminal.
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Old Jun 22, 14, 3:56 pm
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Caviar and Krug between JFK-FRA on SQ in an a F suite on the 380. All of two of us up front on that flight so indulged in as much of both as i could handle.
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