Club Europe catering guide

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Club Europe Catering Guide 2017.

This thread outlines the new arrangements for Club Europe catering, introduced on Sunday 26 March 2017 and due to end on Tuesday 11 September 2018, based on 3 zones. A new Club Europe catering product is due to be launch on Wednesday 12 September 2018, and this is based on 4 bands. The main information piece - in terms of timings and the distance zones for the meals can be found in post 1. The following cross references the photos below against the matrix of options. In addition to the photos, some FTers have written extensively on their experiences so there is more to this thread than the pictures. Also note that there was an increase in food offered on some combinations shortly after the start-up, so the more recent photos may be the best place to start.The previous shorthaul catering guide, now locked but which had the previous 4 band system, is to be found here.

Numbers relate to the post number. Vegetarian means the alternative option provided as standard rather than the pre-ordered versions - which are VLML (Lacto-ovo), AVML (Asia) and VGML (Vegan) . There are differences between the offering in/out of LHR, LGW, LCY+STN. Last update: 833
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Note posts before 1-832 are typically the April 2017 menu. 833 and above is from the menu for May 2017.
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Chef's Chat sheets for:
CE LHR Summer 2017 - Rotation A
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/28338151-post954.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/28339641-post958.html

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Short Band (UK, France, Ireland, BeNeLux, Germany)
Breakfast: 279, 570 (vegetarian), 629, 674, 821 (Express breakfast for MAN and LBA), 1343 (Vegan), 2285 (Express for LBA and MAN), 2445

Brunch: 180, 289, 469, 563, 685, 716, 2625 (AVML)

Lunch: 207, 545 (diabetic), 644 (first photo), 680 (VLML), 802, 928, 1322 (Kosher), 2284


Afternoon tea: 339, 404 (vegetarian), 480, 600 (VLML), 710 (including low lactose), 800, 882 (gluten free), 1281, 1322 (Kosher), 1673, 2679 (Kosher), 2792


Dinner: 563, 630 (VGML), 669 (Kosher Passover), 771 (VGML LCY) 799, 819 (AVML), 833 (May 2017 menu), 1283, 1287, 1674, 2446, 2616 (Kosher), 2793


Comments on difference between AVML and VLML here.
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Medium Band (e.g. Madrid, Nice, Prague, Copenhagen)
Breakfast: 645 (vegetarian), 724 (vegetarian), 1003

Brunch: 199 (VLML), 600 (VLML), 659 (Kosher Passover)

Lunch: 239 (child), 251, 425, 641, 733

Afternoon tea: 332 (also includes vegetarian), 426 (GFML), 813 (Muslim)

Dinner: 456, 551 (also includes VLML), 666, 1004,
1278
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Long Band (e.g. Lisbon, Rome, Warsaw, Stockholm).

Breakfast: 195 (vegetarian)

Rest of the day: 306 (LFML), 345, 427, 443, 468, 597, 676, 687, 695, 783 (VLML)
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NOT MAINTAINED AND OUT OF DATE: The complete Short Haul meal structure for the longer flights as of October 2017 is:

LHR
Meal 1: Chicken / red pepper risotto
Meal 2: Beef cheek
Meal 3: Chicken supreme / gnocchi
Meal 4: Miso glazed cod
Meal 5: Chicken khao soi
Meal 6: Hot smoked salmon linguine

LGW
Meal 1: Thyme roasted chicken
Meal 2: Spicy corn and paneer masala
Meal 3: Thai Penang chicken curry
Meal 4: Roasted red pepper tortellini
Meal 5: Beef and mushroom caserole
Meal 6: Tomato and four cheeses tortellini


Structured into:

Rotation A
LHR outbound
Meal 3
Meal 4
inbound to LHR
Meal 5
Meal 6


Rotation B
LHR outbound
Meal 5
Meal 6
inbound to LHR
Meal 1
Meal 2


Rotation C
LHR outbound
Meal 1
Meal 2
inbound to LHR
Meal 3
Meal 4
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October 2017 = Rotation C
November 2017 = Rotation A
December 2017 = Rotation B
January 2018 = Rotation C
etc
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Old Oct 16, 17, 10:28 am
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Originally Posted by Palmer View Post
There were no choices on my recent jolly to MAN.

Afternoon tea was just sandwiches (no salad alternative) and on the way back, for dinner, it was just the salad (no hot sandwich).

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On Afternoon Tea services there is a Ploughman’s offered as an alternative to the sandwiches (unless they’ve all been taken) and there is a hot sandwich alternative to the salad on lunch/dinner services. Despite the moaning on here about the hot sandwiches they appear quite popular and often run out quickly.
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Originally Posted by Tobias-UK View Post
On Afternoon Tea services there is a Ploughman’s offered as an alternative to the sandwiches (unless they’ve all been taken) and there is a hot sandwich alternative to the salad on lunch/dinner services. Despite the moaning on here about the hot sandwiches they appear quite popular and often run out quickly.
I was sitting in 1C. I was the first person served on the outbound. I asked for the salad and was told that there wasn’t any. Again, on the return, I was in 1C. 1D and 1F were served before me. Both opted for the Coronation Chicken salad. No hot sandwiches when the crew turned to me.

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As per above WIKI, I got Rotation C meal. Meal 1 outbound (Chicken & Beef) and Meal 3 inbound (Chicken & Cod) over the weekend to IST in CE. Biggest improvement for me personally is to see Ciroc Vodka on the Menu
Biggest turn off for me was the Somerset Brie & Cropwell Stilton. Not for me.

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Originally Posted by Palmer View Post
I was sitting in 1C. I was the first person served on the outbound. I asked for the salad and was told that there wasn’t any. Again, on the return, I was in 1C. 1D and 1F were served before me. Both opted for the Coronation Chicken salad. No hot sandwiches when the crew turned to me.

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MAN, LBA and JER flights now only have one choice due to the short flight time.
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Old Oct 16, 17, 12:44 pm
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Originally Posted by bwaflyer View Post
MAN, LBA and JER flights now only have one choice due to the short flight time.
Liking that positive ‘BA spin’ there - a choice of one item...

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Originally Posted by bwaflyer View Post
MAN, LBA and JER flights now only have one choice due to the short flight time.
Since when? I had two choices on Sunday evening.
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Since when? I had two choices on Sunday evening.
Indeed, and the 9 MAN sectors I’ve done this last couple of weeks had the expected choices.
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Originally Posted by bwaflyer View Post
MAN, LBA and JER flights now only have one choice due to the short flight time.
That sounds like another poor evolution.
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Originally Posted by bafan View Post
Liking that positive ‘BA spin’ there - a choice of one item...

Of course it’s a choice - take it or leave it!
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14 OCT 2017
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"Brunch"
I still hate it as much as the first time The other day, I wanted the great legroom of row 9 on the A321 but by the time crew came to me that ghastly thing was the only choice available. yikes...
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I suppose the best that can be said is that it's something to eat. And perhaps (?) that's enough to keep some CE aficionados happy ......

But very hard to see what either of those photos, and the words 'premium cabin', could have in common.
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I still hate it as much as the first time The other day, I wanted the great legroom of row 9 on the A321 but by the time crew came to me that ghastly thing was the only choice available. yikes...
I really would not mind if the paninis or as I like to call them ****inis would be full of delicious filling and lots of it! But at the moment it is just bread and a super tiny bit of filling.

I think I am going to make my way through all the SPMLs now.

EDIT: Just realised, if the paninis had lots of filling, there would be threads on how messy it is to eat with fillings falling out!
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I think I am going to make my way through all the SPMLs now.
Don't bother, almost all SPML (including child) except kosher are one and the same...
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Don't bother, almost all SPML (including child) except kosher are one and the same...
So is there any need in me ordering a SPML for a lunchtime INV-LHR rather than the panini?
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