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Delta In-Flight Meal/Food Service: The Definitive Thread 2022 Edition

Delta In-Flight Meal/Food Service: The Definitive Thread 2022 Edition

Old Nov 10, 22, 8:06 am
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Does anyone have a preference between these two options on my flight to Tokyo next week? I don't know what "country Captain" means? Is the chicken on a bone? My husband has a weird thing where he won't eat anything on a bone, but if it is off the bone he can eat it...he also hates mushrooms and truffles, so that choice is kind of out for him, although I might like it. Thanks for any thoughts...ignoring the real world and enjoying this pressing problem in my life is good for my mental health

Braised Chicken "Country Captain"

with buttered basmati rice, haricot verts, golden raisins and almonds

OR

Pasta Mami's Wild Mushroom Tortelloni

with wilted spinach and black truffle garlic cream
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Old Nov 10, 22, 8:21 am
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Originally Posted by xiphoid76 View Post
Does anyone have a preference between these two options on my flight to Tokyo next week? I don't know what "country Captain" means? Is the chicken on a bone? My husband has a weird thing where he won't eat anything on a bone, but if it is off the bone he can eat it...he also hates mushrooms and truffles, so that choice is kind of out for him, although I might like it. Thanks for any thoughts...ignoring the real world and enjoying this pressing problem in my life is good for my mental health
The tortellini is pretty good and would be my choice. Country Captain is chicken, normally a thigh, stewed in tomatoes and served over rice. I'm guessing it is served bone-in. I haven't had it but I think it is something that would stand up pretty well for reheating.
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Old Nov 10, 22, 10:56 am
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Choices for JFK-BOG. Has anyone tried the seared branzino yet? Any other suggestions on this menu would be welcomed!

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Old Nov 10, 22, 11:47 am
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How far out is meal selection made available for D1 flights?
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Old Nov 10, 22, 4:02 pm
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Nov 9
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Menu:


Starter:

Choice of sparkling water or sparkling wine - Gambino Prosecco
Cheese biscuits
House brand water

Main Course, Salad, Dessert:

I chose the impossible meatballs (or the "beef" option since the FAs asked people if they wanted chicken or beef)

Before Arrival:


Egg and Swiss on an English Muffin.

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Old Nov 10, 22, 5:56 pm
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We had the egg and Swiss in eastbound C+ earlier this year so they’re patently not upgrading the second meal in PS yet.
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Old Nov 10, 22, 11:35 pm
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I don't know what "country Captain" means? Is the chicken on a bone?
Delta's version of Country Captain can be seen in my recent post #2141 above. It was a slimy bone-in thigh of chicken, no hint of curry as is expected. No tomatoes, carrots or anything I believe is traditional with that dish. Had scattered almonds on top.

I'd pass on it if ever given that choice again.
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Old Nov 11, 22, 8:51 am
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Originally Posted by diburning View Post
Nov 9
DL204
JFK-ARN
Premium Select

Menu:


Starter:

Choice of sparkling water or sparkling wine - Gambino Prosecco
Cheese biscuits
House brand water

Main Course, Salad, Dessert:

I chose the impossible meatballs (or the "beef" option since the FAs asked people if they wanted chicken or beef)

Before Arrival:


Egg and Swiss on an English Muffin.
This appears to be the choice on my upcoming JFK-LHR trip, really trying to decide which I'd like more. Tried to find a pic of the sous vide chicken but coming up short. Has anybody tried both, and which do you prefer? Leaning towards the Impossible meatballs just based on description but unsure.
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Old Nov 11, 22, 1:06 pm
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Today’s 10:05am SEA-ATL lunch options were charcuterie, Hempler’s chicken salad, and the fennel flan thing. Not much uptake on the latter, as I didn’t see the FA walk by with those until he was serving row 4 - so assume the other two had run out. The chicken is essentially thick-sliced deli meat but serviceable for lunch.

The fruit side was actually a highlight: wedges of pear with blueberries and a bit of fresh mint and lemon zest.
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Old Nov 11, 22, 1:28 pm
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DTW-SFO Dinner - Handmade Artichoke Ravioli
I had the artichoke ravioli for dinner on my recent DTW-SFO flight, and it was actually pretty good. The sauce was a little heavy and I would have enjoyed some extra tomatoes, but I'd probably eat this on the ground. The dessert was also quite good, though I'm unsure as to what exactly it was. I believe it was a berry gelatin on a vanilla custard, but I'm not confident. The FAs kept the light off all flight and I didn't feel a need to blind my cabin with the overhead light, so it was tough to see what I was eating.
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Old Nov 11, 22, 4:03 pm
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Are those bonus mushrooms?
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Old Nov 11, 22, 4:27 pm
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Originally Posted by findark View Post
Are those bonus mushrooms?
I dont think so but Im not entirely sure. Tbh I didnt notice them until you pointed it out.
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Old Nov 11, 22, 4:56 pm
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Originally Posted by diburning
Before Arrival:

Egg and Swiss on an English Muffin.
We were served this in Y on DL 197 SEA - ICN on 11/8 and it was absolutely terrible. I picked at the egg portion and had a few bites but held off knowing that anything I could get from the convenience store at ICN would be better than this. I'll eat anything but this is where I draw the line, I guess.
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Old Nov 11, 22, 6:22 pm
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Originally Posted by fender5787 View Post
Choices for JFK-BOG. Has anyone tried the seared branzino yet? Any other suggestions on this menu would be welcomed!
Its really good. The eggplant tower is also good.
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Old Nov 11, 22, 6:50 pm
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Originally Posted by RDUKingFisher View Post
How far out is meal selection made available for D1 flights?
​​​​​​My recent experience has been receipt of the choices offered about a week prior to the flight.
Some selections specify a certain minimum amount of time prior (e.g., 24 hours) to request a given meal.
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