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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I must say it sounds quite nice a menu! Re-shellfish, as someone with a family member suffering from a very severe allergy, I can only recommend ordering a special meal for people who do suffer as shellfish is contained in so many preparations in invisible ways (many Asian dishes feature fish or shellfish powders, sauces or extracts).
I cannot eat oysters for that same reason, though I very much doubt that this will prove a problem with BA's menus!
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I cannot eat oysters for that same reason, though I very much doubt that this will prove a problem with BA's menus!
i agree you should be fine (but beware oyster sauce in any ba Chinese dish if you fly to China/Hkg!)
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i agree you should be fine (but beware oyster sauce in any ba Chinese dish if you fly to China/Hkg!)
Bless you, I'm fine with that. It's raw shellfish that disagrees with me.
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'Afternoon tea' VLML LGW-NUE 15/12/17 Scones are badly needed..
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"Of that looks a bit healthy" the crew member said when she saw I'd been given a fruit salad with my 'afternoon tea' sandwiches. She came back with this cake later. Bless. LGW-NUE 15/12/17
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VLML (special meal) NUE-LGW 18/12/17. Very tasty.
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'Afternoon tea' VLML LGW-NUE 15/12/17 Scones are badly needed..
That looks awful. I'd gladly have the panini instead.
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That looks awful. I'd gladly have the panini instead.
Well if a hot version had been offered..
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KOSHER MEAL on a domestic route today. Desert is highly recommended to all!!!
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Got given the Rot B menu posted earlier in the thread (duck starter, chicken tikka/fish pie for mains), but when served the FA said "Oh the starter is different from what it says on the menu, we're trialling something new". The starter was a small plate with something BA generously described as charcuterie (see photo), which also left enough space on the tray for mains to be served literally a minute later. Cheese plate eventually appeared after mains were finished.
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Originally Posted by Nevth View Post
Got given the Rot B menu posted earlier in the thread (duck starter, chicken tikka/fish pie for mains), but when served the FA said "Oh the starter is different from what it says on the menu, we're trialling something new". The starter was a small plate with something BA generously described as charcuterie (see photo), which also left enough space on the tray for mains to be served literally a minute later. Cheese plate eventually appeared after mains were finished.
Yes, that is interesting since the starter rotates over to the Medium trips, and the plate sizing is done accordingly. So it's now essentially a one tray solution with all the cheese presumably loaded on to the aircraft on a single tray. Plus we now have the BA spin on "cheese before or after dessert" (warning, link contains the word "fustian").
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LHR-ARN on 22/12/2017, on the 767 which was a (nice) first for me.

Got given the Rot B menu posted earlier in the thread (duck starter, chicken tikka/fish pie for mains), but when served the FA said "Oh the starter is different from what it says on the menu, we're trialling something new". The starter was a small plate with something BA generously described as charcuterie (see photo), which also left enough space on the tray for mains to be served literally a minute later. Cheese plate eventually appeared after mains were finished.
Dessert in a clear plastic container as if you were going on a picnic? I don't call that premium...
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Dessert in a clear plastic container as if you were going on a picnic? I don't call that premium...
Hate Speech. Itís BA, it doesnít get anymore premium.
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