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MCO Flyer Jan 1, 22 9:24 pm

Delta In-Flight Meal/Food Service: The Definitive Thread — 2022 Edition
 
New year, new thread. Hopefully we start to see improvements with Domestic FC meal catering soon. The sad boxes can’t go away fast enough!

BHammy Jan 3, 22 2:46 pm

ATL-LHR, Jan 5th, D1 meal choices (available for selection since Dec 29th):

SIGNATURE SELECTION
A collection of our customer favorites available on your flight
BRAISED BEEF SHORT RIB
with Cheddar Grits, Shiitake Mushrooms and Asparagus
SPRINGER MOUNTAIN CHICKEN BREAST
with duck fat & sumac roasted autumn vegetables and orange jus lie
APPLE AND GOAT CHEESE TORTELLONI*
with honey roasted pecans, ras el hanout and sweet & sour butternut squash puree
*Vegetarian Selection

LIMITED SELECTION
Exclusive entrée options curated for this market and only available when ordered prior to departure
CRAB CAKES
with corn puree and asparagus, carrots, radishes in creole mustard
ANTICO PIZZA MARGHERITA TRADIZIONALE
with Calabrian peppers and pecorino cheese

The ATL BATL Jan 3, 22 8:58 pm

1/3 ATL-SFO

Sad box. Usual crap. Charcuterie was sadder than normal. Prosciutto inconsumable, even after excessive mastication. Deposited discreetly back into saddest box and sent away.

*SIGH*

bo94114 Jan 4, 22 3:52 pm

1/3 FLL-ATL. Awesome FA. No PDB. Snack basket passed. Got a thank you note!
1/3 ATL-PHX A333. No PBD despite being on board for 2 hours with 2 MECH delays. Sad box with Turkey sandwich. Partner had Salmon Salad, he said was good. Some apple slices and grapes (what is this? Preschool?) and pumpkin swirl bread. Coach wine minis and plastic cups. Wi-Fi did not work. No snack basket and no proactive refills. Had to ask for more when they passed through for rubbish.
Back to AA/UA for me...

BenA Jan 7, 22 7:11 pm

1/4 JFK-SEA - Delta One

Beef Short Rib

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...24ab17c243.jpgChicken Parmesan Meatloaf
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...4cd30ca2fe.jpg

These meals were both pretty good. The focaccia was a little overcooked, but the meatloaf had a solid crowd pleasing marinara flavor and the short rib was fairly tender. I wouldn't say either was a stand out memorable star - the short rib was pretty bland and the potatoes were blander despite looking great - but both were entirely reasonable cuisine I wouldn't complain about on an international flight. The salad was a goat cheese salad that I really enjoyed, and the cheesecake dessert was much better than the cream/pudding affair we were served on the outbound flight from SEA.

These were not our preordered choices because - shocker - our original BOS-SEA flight was cancelled. So no data on the actual menu description of these.

On the plus side, getting rebooked via JFK meant we were no longer in faux Delta One, so bedding was catered. It was the new Co-Z-Z-Z bedding, though, which I found far too thin and insubstantial; it would be much more at home in premium economy than business class, and I think it's a huge downgrade from the old Westin bedding. I hope they reconsider that offering moving forward. But I suppose it's better than the zero bedding we were provided for the outbound redeye!

KeithRedford Jan 7, 22 7:12 pm

Any news yet on when the SAD boxes are going away?

dtwtransport Jan 7, 22 7:32 pm

ATL-SCL, Jan. 2022, Delta One, A333

Antico Pizza dinner. The pizza was much better than what I was expecting. Thicker but crispy crust. I assumed the reheating process would produce a soggy crust, but that was not the case. The taste was more along the line of a margarita pizza vs. a pizza with spicier peppers as described (I did not taste or see any peppers).

Would have been better if the side was a larger side leaf salad. Instead, the sides were bread (the pizza already provided bread) and a goat cheese-based salad (pizza had a good amount of mozzarella; under the yellow beets and bit of greens was a large piece of goat cheese).

I enjoyed this and it seemed like a unique choice for a lighter D1 meal, which was what I wanted.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...1bd00c54c.jpeg

USCTrojan83 Jan 7, 22 9:16 pm


Originally Posted by BenA (Post 33882067)
1/4 JFK-SEA - Delta One

Beef Short Rib

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...24ab17c243.jpgChicken Parmesan Meatloaf
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...4cd30ca2fe.jpg

These meals were both pretty good. The focaccia was a little overcooked, but the meatloaf had a solid crowd pleasing marinara flavor and the short rib was fairly tender. I wouldn't say either was a stand out memorable star - the short rib was pretty bland and the potatoes were blander despite looking great - but both were entirely reasonable cuisine I wouldn't complain about on an international flight. The salad was a goat cheese salad that I really enjoyed, and the cheesecake dessert was much better than the cream/pudding affair we were served on the outbound flight from SEA.

These were not our preordered choices because - shocker - our original BOS-SEA flight was cancelled. So no data on the actual menu description of these.

On the plus side, getting rebooked via JFK meant we were no longer in faux Delta One, so bedding was catered. It was the new Co-Z-Z-Z bedding, though, which I found far too thin and insubstantial; it would be much more at home in premium economy than business class, and I think it's a huge downgrade from the old Westin bedding. I hope they reconsider that offering moving forward. But I suppose it's better than the zero bedding we were provided for the outbound redeye!

These look good!

Did your meatloaf taste like orange peels? The last chicken meatloaf I had on DL prob had half an orange's worth of shaved peel in the meat and that's ALL you tasted.

findark Jan 8, 22 12:28 pm

Despite some reports of new sad boxes, had the same dinner set on MSP-SFO last night: chicken salad sandwich, prosciutto sandwich, and ancient grain bowl. Also, TIL it's possible to get chocolate squares this small - shame!

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...8a536ab4c6.jpg

Milesaway76 Jan 8, 22 2:37 pm

I have a food question. I have a 9am flight on the 19th msp-mex in first. Its a breakfast flight. What might i expect? I know catering can and does change. Just wondering maybe in general.

MarkCron Jan 8, 22 3:06 pm


Originally Posted by Milesaway76 (Post 33884245)
I have a food question. I have a 9am flight on the 19th msp-mex in first. Its a breakfast flight. What might i expect? I know catering can and does change. Just wondering maybe in general.

smoked salmon sandwich box, granola/yogurt box, charcuturie box

sharktums Jan 8, 22 3:33 pm

Delta One LHR - JFK
Burrata Truffle Ravioli

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...7a3eb55428.jpg


Surprisingly good!

The roll was ice cold and hard and I still wish they'd bring the ice cream later and not with the meal but it was also so frozen I guess it needed time to thaw!

Pianoman109876 Jan 8, 22 5:08 pm


Originally Posted by sharktums (Post 33884389)
Delta One LHR - JFK
Burrata Truffle Ravioli

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...7a3eb55428.jpg


Surprisingly good!

The roll was ice cold and hard and I still wish they'd bring the ice cream later and not with the meal but it was also so frozen I guess it needed time to thaw!

this is an economy meal on real plates. What a joke.

p100a Jan 8, 22 6:20 pm

Delta has programmed the avg pax to accept this new catering standard as amazing. Wake up people! The above pic is what is served in European short haul biz class. It's an insult to call this international business class catering.

FC flyer Jan 8, 22 7:06 pm

I was told by a flight attendant that hot food is returning in February


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