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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Originally Posted by angeloedades View Post
Got a couple of CE flights this weekend - do we need pictures of particular special meals?

Happy to order them and take pictures. Below are the departure times of the flights and what I have selected so far.
I think regardless there is no harm in having photos here even if there are quite a few duplicates, it helps keeps this thread up to date.
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I'm pretty sure all CE is catered from London for outbound and return so LHR-LUX kosher gets the same as LUX-LHR.
There are different kosher meal providers.
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So the current outbound LHR Rotation A is as follows:


I had this menu to ATH last night.

Enjoyed the salmon and chicken. Did not eat much of the dessert as it was ok but decided to have champagne calories instead!
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Forgot to take the menu with me, but the inbound has changed too, Fish Pie or Chicken Tikka Masala.
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Originally Posted by MarkedMan View Post
Forgot to take the menu with me, but the inbound has changed too, Fish Pie or Chicken Tikka Masala.
Full details in post 1667, including photo of the fish pie. We have outbound menu already (post 1712 and above) but no photos from it yet.
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Originally Posted by TravellerFrequently View Post
So the current outbound LHR Rotation A is as follows:


I had this menu to ATH last night.

Enjoyed the salmon and chicken. Did not eat much of the dessert as it was ok but decided to have champagne calories instead!
Had the same on a recent LHR-ARN and it was good. The "long" menus seem quite satisfactory, the Medium route meals continue to be a disgrace (often with negligible difference in flight time compared to Long for the SH routes I fly, which are sadly more often Medium). CC apologised to me a few times recently when asking for my choice or handing over the tray on Medium routes, presumably a routine they've developed to pre-empt complaints (don't blame them).
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
Full details in post 1667, including photo of the fish pie. We have outbound menu already (post 1712 and above) but no photos from it yet.
Thx, totally missed this, busy times
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LGW-ACE 26th Nov (Long)






Here is the menu for Rotation A ex LGW for a Long with photos.
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I can confirm LONG routes from LGW are as post 1764. We had that outbound to SVQ on Friday pm. Inbound Sunday menus were not distributed but the choices for the main were chicken Thai curry (smelt nice) or vegetarian cannelloni. The starter was a cheese tasting board with two cherry tomatoes and a limp piece of lettuce. Dessert was a tiramisu slice and also cheese and biscuit.
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Here is the menu for Rotation A ex LGW for a Long with photos.
Many thanks for that, very helpful. Are you able to write out or photo the description of the starters?
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Full menus Long LGW ROT A



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Many thanks for that, very helpful. Are you able to write out or photo the description of the starters?
Hi CWS,

Sure. I did not realise that the photos were truncated top and bottom - probably because i took them Portrait and not Landscape. So, I have retaken them and here they are in all their glory!

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Hi CWS,

Sure. I did not realise that the photos were truncated top and bottom - probably because i took them Portrait and not Landscape. So, I have retaken them and here they are in all their glory!

Cheers
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Looks good. Based on the rotations I should have this on my LGW - TFS in February
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Starter / dessert / cheese plate inbound to London Gatwick from Seville on Sun 26 Nov 17.


Main course (cannelloni). This was the veg option and was very tasty.
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Bit of a disaster here: Didn't notice the crack in the mug until I'd drunk this much of the coffee. Inbound to Gatters from Seville.


Coffee mug ended up leaking. CSM said there had been a 'dodgy batch' recently. Not my first experience of chipped or cracked Club Europe crockery since the menu relaunch earlier in the year.
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