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Old Jan 27, 2023, 10:59 am
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Some February Menus for LHR-US for your perusal.
Westbound/Eastbound/Wine List.
Some familiar faces.
I have been on the ground for 6 weeks which has been actually lovely but looking forward to being up in the air again!

Thought I was going to need a pretty major operation at the start of this year but all has turned out well - certainly gives you a fresh perspective...













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Old Jan 27, 2023, 11:14 am
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Originally Posted by crazy8534
Some February Menus for LHR-US for your perusal.
Westbound/Eastbound/Wine List.
Some familiar faces.
I have been on the ground for 6 weeks which has been actually lovely but looking forward to being up in the air again!

Thought I was going to need a pretty major operation at the start of this year but all has turned out well - certainly gives you a fresh perspective...
This really is rotationally poor showing, these menus have been around since at least October/November with very little change. I am bored with them, menus need to rotate far more frequently.

p.s. congrats on your health news, glad you appear to have overcome whatever ailment 👍🏻
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Old Jan 27, 2023, 11:19 am
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Originally Posted by Tobias-UK
This really is rotationally poor showing, these menus have been around since at least October/November with very little change. I am bored with them, menus need to rotate far more frequently.
Agreed, thinking of trying the veggie options both ways because I have already had everything else!
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Old Jan 27, 2023, 11:40 am
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Unaccustomed as I am to flying in First, I actually like the look of those menus in terms of allergens. There's very little I can't eat Thanks for the heads up.
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Old Jan 27, 2023, 11:53 am
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Having tried all of the meat options what would you suggest is best? I do like the curry on VA Upper can actually taste because of the flavours.

Also what happens to the left over meals and desserts? Can you ask for seconds if available after everyone has chosen? I have a big appetite and sweet tooth
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Old Jan 27, 2023, 12:30 pm
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Originally Posted by Dom Fly
Having tried all of the meat options what would you suggest is best? I do like the curry on VA Upper can actually taste because of the flavours.

Also what happens to the left over meals and desserts? Can you ask for seconds if available after everyone has chosen? I have a big appetite and sweet tooth
The Murgh malaiwala was excellent previously.
Have seen a fair bit of agreement on here on that point:



Also the chilled beef Wellington was very tasty:



You can always ask for seconds and there is a fair chance you will get them!
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Old Jan 27, 2023, 1:18 pm
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Originally Posted by crazy8534
The Murgh malaiwala was excellent previously.
Have seen a fair bit of agreement on here on that point:

Also the chilled beef Wellington was very tasty:

You can always ask for seconds and there is a fair chance you will get them!
Indeed, I’m with you on both counts.
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Old Jan 27, 2023, 1:20 pm
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Yes, that is a very good curry.
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Old Jan 27, 2023, 4:29 pm
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Well I’m looking forward to Rock Star Cheddar. I can only imagine Jon Bon Jovi’s reaction if he sees that on the menu
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Old Jan 28, 2023, 12:39 am
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Review for IAD-LHR this month. Menu posted a few days ago in this thread.

Pretty average meal. The flavours were…confused!

The chocolate fondant was alright though.

The highlight of this flight was the speedy service. I had finished my meal and was horizontal 1.5 hours after take off on a 6h20m overnight sector.




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Old Jan 28, 2023, 3:59 am
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Always amused to see ‘homemade’ icecream on the menu.. who’s home would that be.. do the crew take turns, following an old BA recipe ?
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Old Jan 28, 2023, 4:23 am
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The fact that almost every single vegetarian option outbound and return is mushroom-based is the height of laziness. As somebody who hates mushrooms I’m a bit annoyed.
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Originally Posted by jeroen100
Always amused to see ‘homemade’ icecream on the menu.. who’s home would that be.. do the crew take turns, following an old BA recipe ?
Probably the same person who freezes the CW butter…
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Old Jan 28, 2023, 6:43 am
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Originally Posted by tspdavish
I have requested the menu for BA15 LHR-SYD (15th Feb)

Anyone have any recent reviews for this route? (inc SIN sector)



To SYD in 2 weeks.
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Old Jan 31, 2023, 3:39 am
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BA 281 LHR-LAX February 2023

February 2023
British Airways First Class
BA 281 London Heathrow to Los Angeles
(Applies to all LAX/SFO/SJC/MEX flights)

Our British Original Menu

It is our pleasure to have you on board with us today.

Original in every flavour, our handpicked selection of dishes form a culinary nod to the best of British cuisine.

From rich and succulent meals to fresh farm eggs and homegrown garnishes, we use the finest locally sourced ingredients. Each signature recipe has been carefully prepared by our talented team of chefs to create authentic British Original fare.

Enjoy items from the menu whenever you please throughout today’s flight and sample our favorites that have been highlighted for your perusal.

We are proud to have also partnered with leading British brands to ensure your experience is exceptional from start to finish.

Our sleek silverware is brought to you by Cotswolds based Studio William Cutlery. Our bespoke contemporary crockery collection for First is crafted by William Edwards Ltd, situated in the famous potteries of Stoke-on-Trent. Devon-based Darlington Crystal has a history spanning over 50 years. Enjoy sipping from our exclusive glassware selection in First.

Sit back and relax, we’ll take it from here.

A La Carte
Warm bakery selection served with butter and olive oil


Canapés
Beetroot and goat’s cheese ravioli, Balik salmon with cream cheese and nori on pumpernickel, bresaola on fingerling potato with English mustard cream cheese






Starters
Chilled British beef Wellington
Caramelized onion chutney, Cumberland sauce




Niçoise style tuna tonnato
Seared tuna, quail’s egg, olives, tuna and anchovy sauce

Queen Anne’s tart
Artichoke, tarragon, chervil vinaigrette

Roasted cauliflower soup
Cauliflower, green beans



Seasonal mixed leaf salad
Served with our house dressing

Main Course
Slow Cooked British Beef Cheeks
Herb jus, chimichurri




Murgh malaiwala
Yogurt marinated chicken supreme, cumin rice, dal makhani, cream sauce

Grilled fillet of Atlantic halibut
Celeriac mousseline, kale, lemon, caper beurre blanc

Mushroom cappellacci
Grilled king oyster mushrooms, mushroom panna sauce

Sides
Potato dauphinoise, grilled baby red bell pepper, roasted broccolini, spring onions, fennel


Cheese
Rock Star Cheddar
A cave aged cheese with a dense, creamy texture and a rich flavor with sweet caramel notes

Orsom Leicester Vintage Red
Named for its reddish orange rind, this firm yet crumbly cow’s milk cheese complements fruit and pasta

Melusine Goat’s
Soft and creamy with a flaky centre, the cheese instantly melts in the mouth and can be served warm on salads or with fruits for dessert

Long Clawson Stilton
A cow’s milk, semi hard, blue, unpressed cheese with a natural brushed rind

Served with savoury biscuits, plum chutney, grapes, apricots

Dessert
Espresso mascarpone cake
Fresh berries

Winter berry bread and butter pudding
Fresh berries, ginger custard



Homemade vanilla ice cream
Select from raspberries, chocolate sauce, white crunchy pearls, chocolate shavings

Fresh seasonal fruit

Light Bites
Available at anytime in between meal services
Superfood salad, wild rice, lime infused carrots, hazelnuts

Crispy Gressingham duck roll, avocado, plum hoisin sauce




Popcorn
Tyrrells hand cooked English crisps
Lindt truffles

We apologize if your meal choice is not available.
For allergens, please ask your crew for more details.

Light Meal
Warm bakery selection served with butter and olive oil

Starters
Chicken Caesar salad




Quinoa and goat’s cheese salad
Lemon labneh

Seasonal mixed leaf salad
Served with our house dressing

Main Course
Chicken katsu burger
Asian slaw, katsu sauce

Wild mushroom and kale quiche
Mushroom and Parmesan velouté, goat’s cheese crumble





Dessert
Lemon and raspberry meringue




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Champagnes & Sparking Wine
Laurent Perrier Grand Siecle NV, Champagne, France
Hattingley Valley, Blanc de Noirs 2018, Hampshire, England
Lanson, Extra Age Rose Brut NV, Champagne, France

White Wine
Vincent Giradin, Pouilly-Fuisse 2017, Burgundy, France
Vavasour, Papa Sauvignon Blanc, Awatere Valley 2021, Marlborough, New Zealand
Radford Dale, Renaissance Chenin Blanc 2020, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Red Wine
Our Cellar Selection, Pessac-Leognan 2011
On today’s flight, we have one of either Chateau Larrivet Haut-Brion or Chateau de Fieuzal from the 2011 vintage.

Craggy Range, Te Muna Road Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019, Martinborough, New Zealand
Mullineux, Syrah 2020, Swartland, South Africa

Dessert Wine
Chateau Filhot, Sauternes Grand Cru Classe 2015, Bordeaux, France
Warre’s, Colheita Port 2009, Douro Valley, Portugal
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