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 Sep 21, 17, 11:21 am
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Originally Posted by hugolover View Post
A sense of perspective please.

BA have a very long history of choosing cheap (by magic...) ingredients in their meals. CE afternoon tea, the panini etc. Many of which are downgrades in terms of healthiness which I see you are very into...all those carbs! And upgrades in the costs to the BA coffers to what was before. I won't be persuaded the panini I was given on a PRG service was anywhere near as "healthy" as the hot meals prior and again, mysteriously, cheaper.

Bresaola and Parmesan is also a perfect starter and rather healthy. A proper multigrain rather than the BA white processed nuclear bread but its all rather £££ coincidentally.

BA's continued obsession with mozzarella (is it even buffalo?) and tomato, just so happens to be cheap as chips.
I commented on one particular dish - beetroot with goat cheese. That beetroot happens to be cheap does not make it any less enjoyable for me. I said nothing about CE food in general and was not going to persuade you that CE food is good or bad or premium or not. I guess BA has a budget for CE meals, and I would assume that it is not that big, so beetroot or no beetroot there is a limited amount that BA will spend on food.
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Old Sep 21, 17, 11:38 am
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I like both feta and beetroot so that dish sounds good to me.
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Old Sep 21, 17, 11:46 am
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Originally Posted by smokie36 View Post
I like both feta and beetroot so that dish sounds good to me.
It's goat's cheese, not feta
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Old Sep 21, 17, 11:51 am
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Originally Posted by ENTP View Post
It's goat's cheese, not feta
My apologies....still sounds good to me!
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Old Sep 21, 17, 11:58 am
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Originally Posted by Tobias-UK View Post
Pathetic in the sense that you don't like beetroot? Some people do like beetroot, I don't mind it myself and thought it was quite a good, refreshing appetiser with the herb goat's cheese.
Pathetic in the sense that anyone who doesn't like beetroot basically has no starter. There's not even a couple of lettuce leaves to eat. Hence why most airline starters have a couple of different ingredients.
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Old Sep 21, 17, 12:02 pm
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Originally Posted by noubliepas View Post
Pathetic in the sense that anyone who doesn't like beetroot basically has no starter. There's not even a couple of lettuce leaves to eat. Hence why most airline starters have a couple of different ingredients.
Sadly, thatís always a potential issue when there isnít a choice. Itís not that the dish is pathetic, just that itís not to your taste.
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Old Sep 21, 17, 1:07 pm
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And it just so happens out of pure coincidence it costs less than the processing costs of the plate its sitting on .

As always... Premium.
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Old Sep 21, 17, 1:12 pm
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Originally Posted by hugolover View Post
A sense of perspective please.

BA have a very long history of choosing cheap (by magic...) ingredients in their meals. CE afternoon tea, the panini etc. Many of which are downgrades in terms of healthiness which I see you are very into...all those carbs! And upgrades in the costs to the BA coffers to what was before. I won't be persuaded the panini I was given on a PRG service was anywhere near as "healthy" as the hot meals prior and again, mysteriously, cheaper.

Bresaola and Parmesan is also a perfect starter and rather healthy. A proper multigrain rather than the BA white processed nuclear bread but its all rather £££ coincidentally.

BA's continued obsession with mozzarella (is it even buffalo?) and tomato, just so happens to be cheap as chips.
As someone who runs a lot of miles per week (mainly 40-60) my diet
Tends to mainly be carbs carbs carbs so I quite enjoy it!
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Old Sep 21, 17, 1:22 pm
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Haggis balls, that's what we need! Oh wait, you'll live longer with beetroot instead.
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Old Sep 21, 17, 1:32 pm
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Originally Posted by jcm9000 View Post
Haggis balls, that's what we need! Oh wait, you'll live longer with beetroot instead.
haggis neeps and tatties is what we need! (not nips and titties as I used to say when I moved to this wonderful country).
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Old Sep 21, 17, 3:24 pm
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If you don't like beetroot, stay in Economy. Thanks.

There you can choose what you want and have a seatmate to complain to if you don't like it.
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Old Sep 21, 17, 3:24 pm
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I am very excited for my VLML this Saturday. Life is great

Originally Posted by nufnuf77 View Post
haggis neeps and tatties is what we need! (not nips and titties as I used to say when I moved to this wonderful country).
Now that would be a great meal to have on the Scottish routes. Maybe they can have another option on the special Scottish Meal / SCML
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Old Sep 25, 17, 4:31 am
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I was looking forward to my first CE on a domestic flight yesterday [EDI-LCY] so I thought I'd share photo of it



Apparently, catering for our flight was loaded on to the GLA one [and it would take an hour and a half to rectify] so this was the solution in order not to delay the flight...
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Old Sep 25, 17, 4:59 am
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Originally Posted by jms_uk View Post
my first CE on a domestic flight yesterday [EDI-LCY] so I thought I'd share photo of it

Apparently, catering for our flight was loaded on to the GLA one
I bet that led to some comments!
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Old Sep 25, 17, 5:11 am
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Originally Posted by f-mouse View Post
I'm flying AGP-BHX in CE in a couple of Saturdays time. Anyone know how these are catered and what the food may be like?
Thats BA Cityflyer, so generally gets a good reputation. They have some odd combinations though, like (Airline) Steak & (soggy) Chips

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