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 May 4, 17, 7:48 am
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So just returned from AGP - LGW in CE. Another fab new CE experience as far as we were concerned. Slight difference to menus posted above so here is the LGW based May menu and dinner. Note that Tanqueray is now available.
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Originally Posted by ABJ92 View Post
So just returned from AGP - LGW in CE. Another fab new CE experience as far as we were concerned. Slight difference to menus posted above so here is the LGW based May menu and dinner. Note that Tanqueray is now available.

Thanks for that, I think we now need someone to post a LGW-Long CE menus then I think we can work the 3 rotations out for both LHR and LGW. LCY has another set of options by the look of it.
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Old May 4, 17, 8:39 am
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
Thanks for that, I think we now need someone to post a LGW-Long CE menus then I think we can work the 3 rotations out for both LHR and LGW. LCY has another set of options by the look of it.
I'm not sure if this helps solve above corporate-wage-slave, but my parents did this route, albeit the outbound as your asking (LGW-AGP) on the 30th Apr. It was exactly the same menu... (excuse the quality of photos and half eaten starter!)
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Old May 4, 17, 9:42 am
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
Thanks for that, I think we now need someone to post a LGW-Long CE menus then I think we can work the 3 rotations out for both LHR and LGW. LCY has another set of options by the look of it.
I have posted the LGW long above..
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Originally Posted by ABJ92 View Post
I have posted the LGW long above..
Thanks for that.

As noted in a previous post, the menu changed on May Day, and rotated. Hence the apparently duplicated menu. The LGW menu, which is different to the inbound, has therefore switched to Rotation A, and that remains a mystery at this stage.
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Any idea what I should expect on EDI-LGW tomorrow on the 2pm flight?
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Old May 4, 17, 11:14 am
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Any idea what I should expect on EDI-LGW tomorrow on the 2pm flight?
Afternoon tea or ploughmans salad.
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Old May 4, 17, 11:17 am
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Originally Posted by Tobias-UK View Post
Afternoon tea or ploughmans salad.
Ok thanks, hopefully the sandwiches in the lounge will be better than at LHR.
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Originally Posted by smokie36 View Post
Ok thanks, hopefully the sandwiches in the lounge will be better than at LHR.
I'm not particularly fond of the sandwich option (I tend not to eat them) but I do enjoy the ploughmans, goes particularly well with the Champagne de Castelnau
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Old May 4, 17, 11:28 am
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Originally Posted by Tobias-UK View Post
I'm not particularly fond of the sandwich option (I tend not to eat them) but I do enjoy the ploughmans, goes particularly well with the Champagne de Castelnau
Yes I shall choose that providing I get a choice of course.

Afternoon tea is certainly not my thing without the scones!
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So a flight last week had Glenlivet stocked but the menus only state JW Black for scotch. What's the real deal?
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ZRH-LCY tonight






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Goodness me @florens, fish and chips from ZRH. You did well there.
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
Goodness me @florens, fish and chips from ZRH. You did well there.
Indeed. I didn't believe it when I read the menu at first!

Completely forgot the VLML from my OH. She said it was tasty and filling, the presentation could be better though.

By the way: Tanquaray served too (proactively offered two).






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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
Goodness me @florens, fish and chips from ZRH. You did well there.
Presumably a route-specific meal.

A well-known traditional Swiss delicacy, is it not .....
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