Wine and Dine
What’s on the Menu
Taste, authenticity and freshness of our in-flight meals are essential. Our menus, featuring a wide range of cuisines from around the world, are carefully prepared to give our passengers a choice of meals to suit their needs.
Creating our range of Signature Chinese dishes has been a labour of love. Carefully prepared and selected by our Chinese food culinary team, the dishes are truly a taste of Hong Kong and China. In First and Business Class, the Chinese main course is served with a bowl of steaming hot jasmine rice.
Prepared to Order
In First Class, we were one of the first airlines to have rice cookers, toasters and skillets on board our aircraft, enabling our flight attendants to prepare freshly steamed rice, toasted bread and eggs cooked to your liking. Also in First Class, our passengers can dine à la carte by choosing when they prefer to eat.
Freshly Brewed for You
In First and Business Class on most of our flights, try a freshly made Espresso, Cafe Latté or Cappuccino, or a nice cup of Chinese tea in all classes to strike a perfect finale to your meal.
Oodles of noodles
What better than a bowl of hot noodle soup either to tie you over or as a meal choice. In First and Business Class on selected routes to and from Hong Kong, we feature regional noodle soups that are the perfect light meal.
Snacks on long-haul flights
We keep our galleys stocked up with a variety of tasty treats such as noodle soup, sandwiches, cookies and apples. So the next time you are feeling a little peckish…just ask one of our flight attendants.
Ice cream, just dessert!
In Economy class on long haul routes what better to finish your main meal than an ice cream for dessert.
| Grocery List |
Our 2012 grocery list (for flights departing from Hong Kong) amounted to approximately280,000 kg of eggs, 580,000 kg of chicken, 262,000 kg of fish, 179,000 kg of beef, 242,000 kg of pork, 2,798,000 kg of fresh fruits, 1,336,000 kg of fresh vegetables, and 86,000 kg of cheese. That’s one large shopping basket!
Red or White?
The following Burgundy and Bordeaux wines are now on offer on selected flights in First or Business Class:
|Buissonnier Bourgogne Côte Chalonnaise 2010 |
This white Burgundy wine is delicious with characters of grapefruit, lemon and citrus, and hints of honeysuckle. The palate is full and ripe, complemented by a crisp acidity. It is very refreshing with a long, clean finish. It pairs well with most appetizers, as well as white meat dishes.
|Vincent Girardin Puligny-Montrachet Vieilles Vignes 2008 |
Puligny Montrachet is a well-known appellation of Burgundy wine, containing some of the most famous vineyards in the world. The nose of this powerful wine is elegantly fruited with rich perfume. The palate is rounded, almost plump with lush, ripe flavours balanced by a well-integrated acidity and a sustained finish.
|Château Branaire-Ducru 2004, 4ème Cru Classé |
Château Branaire-Ducru is an elegant Grand Cru wine from Saint Julien of Haut Medoc, Bordeaux. It produced a classic, dense and complex 2004 vintage. This wine offers a very pure, fruity nose with a lot of finesse. The palate delivers liquorice, blackberry notes with fine grained tannins. It is delicate with a long finish.
| ||Château Lynch Bages 2004, Grand Cru Classé Pauillac 5th Growth |
The 2004 vintage of Château Lynch Bages is very elegant with attractive aromas of blackcurrant and cherry complemented by a soft, delicate structure, toasted oak and traces of tobacco that follow through to a full-bodied palate. It goes perfectly with all kinds of red meat and stewed dishes.
|Château Pontet-Canet 2007 |
Château Pontet-Canet 2007 is deep in colour, offering rich black and red fruits with a beautiful minerality. The palate is full and velvet textured with ample fruits complemented by a ripe, well defined structure. Elegant and silky, its impressive length and seamless balance make it ideal for enjoying now. It is a perfect rendition of what this vintage can achieve with rigorous grape selection.
|The consumption of wine in 2012 is more than 1.5 million bottles.|