Culinary Class from 40,000 feet

19 August 2015

Culinary Class from 40,000 feet

Various airlines nowadays are really raising the bar when it comes to seriously impressive dining - from caviar to delectable cheeses and from fine wine to the worlds best ports, trust us when we say that 'no stone has been unturned'. 

Emirates have received extraordinary accolades with one expert describing it as 'the equivalent of dining at a five star restaurant'. We think to achieve such praise all from the confines of an aeroplane is seriously impressive, perhaps exactly what you would expect from this first rate airline. 

Succulent seafood is the order of play on Air New Zealand as shrimp, salmon, tuna and more appear perfectly presented with a particular emphasis on only the finest crockery designed specifically for the airline. 

Now this list would not be complete without the French making an appearance. Frequent fliers must not fear repetition as the menu changes every 10 days. The innovative dishes, attention to detail and flawless presentation is similar to what you would expect to find along the streets of Paris at any high end eatery.

Qatar Airways have used the expertise of four celebrity chefs - Nobu Matsuhisa, Tom Aikens, Ramzi Choueiri, and Vineet Bhatia who spent months adapting their speciality dishes for the most discerning of clients. The dishes are delicate, eloquent and wonderfully flavoursome. 

Many peoples favourite - Singapore Airlines have used various Michelin Star chefs from across the globe to present the exceptional menu's that are on offer. Given the superb levels of service, deluxe interior of the planes and the all round fabulous reputation the airline enjoys - it is of little surprise that Singapore Airline take such pride in their culinary offerings.

Finally, we take a look at the lesser know but by no means lesser quality dining delights of Austrian Airlines. Firstly, the food comes from 'DO & CO' - a high end catering company that has upscale restaurants in cities such as London, New York and Vienna. So not to put these glorious dishes to waste, the airline has to pair the wine to the food and for that after dinner caffeine kick enjoy a choice of 11 types of Austrian Meinl coffee. It's sure easy to see why elite travellers love Austrian Airlines!

There is no doubt that the bar is continuing to be raised in all aspects of First and Business Class travel, and you can be rest assured that when it comes to the in flight aspect - it certainly hasn't been left in the departure lounge.