The main course pre-order choice thread

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The facility to choose your main course meal before you fly (when travelling First, Club World and World Traveller Plus) is available on the following routes on flights departing from London:

London Heathrow to Accra, Amman, Atlanta, Austin, Bahrain, Baltimore, Bangalore, Bangkok, Beijing, Beirut, Boston, Buenos Aires, Cairo, Calgary, Cape Town, Chengdu, Chicago, Dallas, Delhi, Denver, Doha, Dubai, Durban, Hong Kong, Houston, Hyderabad, Jeddah, Johannesburg, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, Lagos, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Madras, Mexico, Miami, Montreal, Mumbai, Muscat, Nairobi, Narita, Nassau, New York (JFK and Newark), Philadelphia, Phoenix, Rio De Janeiro, Riyadh, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose (California), Sao Paulo, Seattle, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tehran, Tel Aviv, Tokyo (Haneda and Narita), Toronto, Vancouver, and Washington DC.

London Gatwick to Antigua, Barbados, Bermuda, Cancun, Cape Town, Costa Rica, New York (JFK), Kingston, Lima, Male, Mauritius, Orlando, Punta Cana, Saint Lucia, San Jose (Costa Rica), Tampa, and Trinidad and Tobago


Meal selection will be from the on-board menu; pre-selection is available between 30 days and 24 hours before your flight

Meal selection is only for the main course of the main meal. However, you can click on the menu link to see the full main meal menu.

Starters and desserts cannot be pre-ordered. Items from the second meals cannot be viewed or pre-ordered.

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Old Apr 27, 18, 2:26 am
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Originally Posted by Tobias-UK View Post
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Thanks for the warning! It seems a strange combination as, in my opinion, the different cuts of meat should be cooked differently. I imagine that the fillet will be the usual bit of BA leather but the cheek might be quite nice....
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Old Apr 27, 18, 4:51 pm
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Originally Posted by johnaalex View Post
Thanks for the warning! It seems a strange combination as, in my opinion, the different cuts of meat should be cooked differently. I imagine that the fillet will be the usual bit of BA leather but the cheek might be quite nice....
Thats how I found it tough steak cheeks delicious
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Old Apr 27, 18, 5:58 pm
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Glad to see the updated menu.
I made changes now that I see the new choices.
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Old May 1, 18, 3:42 am
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WTP menu May.
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Old May 1, 18, 8:26 am
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BA31 London to Hong Kong 18:40 CW Menu

See the menus below for the meals you'll be served on your flight.

Starters

  • Poached free range Suffolk chicken, crispy Serrano ham, baby gem lettuce, La Mancha Manchego dressing and an anchovy crumb, pickled heritage carrot
  • Tofu with korean mooli and pumpkin, green beans and sesame and konoha nankin
  • Celeriac and granny apple soup, horseradish crème fraiche

Salad

  • Selection of fresh seasonal salad leaves with a choice of citrus mint crème fraiche or salsa verde dressing

Main

  • King prawns with XO sauce, lotus root, pak choi, black mushroom & egg fried rice
  • Seared fillet of West country beef, dauphinoise potatoes, sauteed British mushrooms and tarragon butter, tenderstem broccoli and carrot
  • Butternut squash risotto roasted squash, pumpkin seeds and an orange and hazelnut butter

Dessert

  • Key lime pie with a raspberry coulis
  • Chocolate marquise crisp with a salted caramel sauce
  • Sticky toffee pudding with a vanilla anglaise
  • Strawberries and raspberries
  • Blue D Auvergne Thomas Hoe Red Leicester, Gillot Camembert served with Fig Chutney

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Old May 1, 18, 8:36 am
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Same for tomorrow to IAD. Will try and report back. Undecided at the moment.
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Old May 1, 18, 8:59 am
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pre-ordered on 4 long haul business flights via ba.com, always the same answer:
we didn't get your request....
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Old May 1, 18, 3:52 pm
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I am flying lhr/iad on 5/29 in F. I pre-ordered the Louisiana fried chicken from the menu shown on BABoy84's post above. I didn't want to order the beef cheeks as I felt they would be well done. Has anyone had this chicken entree?
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Old May 1, 18, 8:12 pm
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Originally Posted by mrshyt View Post

BA31 London to Hong Kong 18:40 CW Menu

See the menus below for the meals you'll be served on your flight.

Starters

  • Poached free range Suffolk chicken, crispy Serrano ham, baby gem lettuce, La Mancha Manchego dressing and an anchovy crumb, pickled heritage carrot
  • Tofu with korean mooli and pumpkin, green beans and sesame and konoha nankin
  • Celeriac and granny apple soup, horseradish crème fraiche

Salad

  • Selection of fresh seasonal salad leaves with a choice of citrus mint crème fraiche or salsa verde dressing

Main

  • King prawns with XO sauce, lotus root, pak choi, black mushroom & egg fried rice
  • Seared fillet of West country beef, dauphinoise potatoes, sauteed British mushrooms and tarragon butter, tenderstem broccoli and carrot
  • Butternut squash risotto roasted squash, pumpkin seeds and an orange and hazelnut butter

Dessert

  • Key lime pie with a raspberry coulis
  • Chocolate marquise crisp with a salted caramel sauce
  • Sticky toffee pudding with a vanilla anglaise
  • Strawberries and raspberries
  • Blue D Auvergne Thomas Hoe Red Leicester, Gillot Camembert served with Fig Chutney
Was about to post this for HKG later this month. A disappointing menu for the new service.
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Old May 2, 18, 9:21 pm
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Update: do NOT get the beef. Will post more on the appropriate thread, but was strange little chunks of overcooked beef rather than anything resembling a proper steak as I've had in WTP before. Hardly believe it was one of the 'CW'-touted mains in WTP. Worst meal I've had on BA ever, full stop, considering expectations per cabin etc.
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Old May 2, 18, 9:25 pm
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Originally Posted by lostinlondon View Post
Update: do NOT get the beef. Will post more on the appropriate thread, but was strange little chunks of overcooked beef rather than anything resembling a proper steak as I've had in WTP before. Hardly believe it was one of the 'CW'-touted mains in WTP. Worst meal I've had on BA ever, full stop, considering expectations per cabin etc.
Sounds like gluemeat, Thx for the heads up!
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Old May 2, 18, 9:27 pm
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Sounds like gluemeat, Thx for the heads up!
Chicken looked bog standard, albeit edible and recognisable. Good luck - not impressed with the menu by any means.
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Old May 3, 18, 12:14 am
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Originally Posted by lostinlondon View Post
Same for tomorrow to IAD. Will try and report back. Undecided at the moment.
I would certainly appreciate that as I also have that on my menu to MIA. I'm no fan of WT+ but that was the reasonable choice in this case. I've preliminarily preselected the chicken but am open to being convinced either way...
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Old May 3, 18, 2:39 am
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Update: do NOT get the beef. Will post more on the appropriate thread, but was strange little chunks of overcooked beef rather than anything resembling a proper steak as I've had in WTP before. Hardly believe it was one of the 'CW'-touted mains in WTP.
If the menu says "braised beef", it's not going to be a steak! From your photo in the other thread, it looks like braised beef is exactly what you got, and ISTR some reports from CW passengers that it tasted better than it looked. At any rate, braising is one of the cooking techniques that will avoid the meat getting incinerated and dried out, as is so often the complaint about BA steaks.
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Old May 3, 18, 6:26 am
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Originally Posted by Globaliser View Post
If the menu says "braised beef", it's not going to be a steak! From your photo in the other thread, it looks like braised beef is exactly what you got, and ISTR some reports from CW passengers that it tasted better than it looked. At any rate, braising is one of the cooking techniques that will avoid the meat getting incinerated and dried out, as is so often the complaint about BA steaks.
Certainly fair, though have had 'braised' beef on BA and was certainly different. Either way, was not good and did not have any of the aspects that one expects of braising.

For instance - my post number #2335 in the BA food photographs thread shows a 'braised beef.' I know WTP doesn't get the new CW mains, but BA use 'braised' quite liberally.

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