Wine and Dine
Chinese meals on long and medium haul flightsOur menus carry a wide range of international cuisines. Enjoy a complete regional Chinese dining experience in First Class on long and medium haul flights.
Made to OrderWe are among the first airlines to have rice cookers, toasters and skillets on board, enabling our flight attendants to prepare freshly cooked rice, toast and eggs to your liking. First Class passengers can also go à la carte and choose their own meals and dine anytime they wish. Hmm, how about having fried eggs, sunny-side up?
Oodles of noodlesWhat better than a bowl of hot noodle soup to either tie you over or as a meal choice? In First and Business Class on selected routes from Hong Kong, we feature local signature noodle soups.
Snacks on long-haul flightsWe keep our galleys stocked full with a variety of tasty treats, from noodle soup, sandwiches to cookies and apples. So the next time you wake up in the middle of a flight, don’t go hungry.
Snack items may vary according to season, route and flight class.
Ice cream, just dessertWhat better than an ice cream to finish lunch, dinner or supper! On selected long haul routes we feature ice cream as dessert.
Our 2010 grocery list amounted to approximately 910,000 eggs, 289,000 kg of chicken, 426,000 kg of fish, 378,000 kg of beef, 153,000 kg of pork, 22,500 kg of fresh fruits, 625,000 kg of fresh vegetables, 78,230 kg of ice-cream and, 110,000 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 2010 is more than 1.4 million bottles.|