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 21, 17, 3:04 pm
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Originally Posted by Genius1 View Post
Agreed. The Mediums that were formerly Band 3 (such as MAD) should be moved to the Long band. I am fine with the Mediums that were formerly Band 2 (such as GVA) staying as Medium.
Disagree. I think the medium's should be served an all-in-one tray hot meal (not time for the full 'Long' service). Not the appetiser with breads.
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891 from Sofia to LHR on 20 May. No menus handed out. Duck starter. Choice of smoked salmon or chicken stir fry for main. Salmon selected (pictured).
Main course not served to me in row 1 until passing overhead Frankfurt, so later still for final row of CE (7).
No bread plate.
Champagne rather warmer than one would have liked.
Food reasonably presented and rather tasty.
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Old May 21, 17, 4:15 pm
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So what needs to be added to the medium routes to make the meal more substantial? BA list the lhr -gva route for e.g as 1h 45 minutes so probably closer to 1h 30ish. So how much food does one need for a short length of time in the air anyway? The food on the long routes or longer should I say looks very good indeed ��
Depends what you're doing on the ground. If you didn't have time to eat before the flight you might be quite hungry.
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Old May 21, 17, 5:18 pm
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in the words of a pop songstress, 'ooh, ah, just a little bit. Ooh, ah, a little bit more...'
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MAN - LHR, 06 MAY, Club Europe, Lunch

That was the appetizer on my flight today from Kiev to London. The duck was actually good. The choice of mani were pasta with smoked salmon or chicken curry. They ran out of pasta so I had the chicken; it was odd, as it was over noodles but with rice as well. Did not like at all. The cake was pretty good
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Old May 21, 17, 11:23 pm
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Originally Posted by Mapman View Post
891 from Sofia to LHR on 20 May. No menus handed out. Duck starter. Choice of smoked salmon or chicken stir fry for main. Salmon selected (pictured).
Main course not served to me in row 1 until passing overhead Frankfurt, so later still for final row of CE (7).
No bread plate.
Champagne rather warmer than one would have liked.
Food reasonably presented and rather tasty.
That "string" things soaked in sauce under the salmon... it isn't pasta... right?
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Old May 21, 17, 11:29 pm
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Originally Posted by Mapman View Post
Main course not served to me in row 1 until passing overhead Frankfurt, so later still for final row of CE
Boah, which is what, 2/3 into the flight?!
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Old May 22, 17, 2:42 am
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Originally Posted by Lefly View Post
That "string" things soaked in sauce under the salmon... it isn't pasta... right?
Nope, some form of root vegetable coleslaw if memory serves. Salmon dish is OK on the long flight, but will overcook depending on the size of the cabin and the time it takes to get it to passengers.
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Nope, some form of root vegetable coleslaw if memory serves. Salmon dish is OK on the long flight, but will overcook depending on the size of the cabin and the time it takes to get it to passengers.
Actually it is pasta under the salmon. The dish is hot smoked salmon on lemon dill linguine. The smoked duck is served with a Waldorf salad.
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Club Europe Domestic breakfast on EDI-LCY.

Note the pretty full and fresh fruit plate which you don't get (I think ) on the LHR routes).

Only 6 seats in CE on this flight and only 2 of us in the cabin.

Enjoyed a couple of warm croissants as well.

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Originally Posted by florens View Post
Boah, which is what, 2/3 into the flight?!
Yep. Not sure the crew were fully up to speed with the way to handle a half-empty CE cabin. Plenty of time for digesting the duck, though...
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Originally Posted by Tobias-UK View Post
Actually it is pasta under the salmon. The dish is hot smoked salmon on lemon dill linguine. The smoked duck is served with a Waldorf salad.
+1. And really quite nice. Could have done with it 25 minutes earlier, however.
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Originally Posted by Tobias-UK View Post
Actually it is pasta under the salmon. The dish is hot smoked salmon on lemon dill linguine. The smoked duck is served with a Waldorf salad.
Originally Posted by Mapman View Post
+1. And really quite nice. Could have done with it 25 minutes earlier, however.
Ergh
No, sorry... being from Italy I can't see pasta used that way...
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Ergh
No, sorry... being from Italy I can't see pasta used that way...
Well for your own sanity don't search for it on google! https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=sm...hrome&ie=UTF-8
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Well for your own sanity don't search for it on google! https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=sm...hrome&ie=UTF-8
Well, most of those recipes are ok. It's the "whole" fillet placed on the pasta that is not... appropriate

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