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Wine & 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.

Food for Thought

Grocery List
Our 2013 grocery list (for flights departing from Hong Kong) amounted to approximately 270,000 kg of eggs, 419,000 kg of chicken, 196,000 kg of fish, 205,000 kg of beef, 242,000 kg of pork, 2,661,000 kg of fresh fruits, 1,121,000 kg of fresh vegetables, and 107,000 kg of cheese. That’s one large shopping basket!

Red or White?

The following wines are now on offer on selected flights in First or Business Class:

First Class

Louis Jadot Meursault 2011

Louis Jadot Meursault 2011

Meursault is a large village located in the southern part of the Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France, which produces some of the best Chardonnay wine in the world.  The 2011 Louis Jadot Meursault has a delectable nose with attractive aromas of ripe fruits. It is creamy and supple with generous fruit interlaced with distinctive hazelnut and spice nuances through to a sustained finish.  Fish and poultry dishes with cream sauce will pair wonderfully with this wine.

Yangarra Estate Vineyard McLaren Vale Shiraz 2009

Yangarra Estate Vineyard McLaren Vale Shiraz 2009

Yangarra is a biodynamic wine farm in the northeast of the McLaren Vale region in South Australia.  This full-bodied wine displays lush black fruits which oozes of prune and blackberry, followed by dark chocolate and a hint of leather.  This is a robust wine of great depth.

Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi Mormoreto, Toscana IGT 2010

Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi Mormoreto, Toscana IGT 2010
 

This complex wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc grapes, with a small amount of Petit Verdot.  It has a fabulous ripe berry fruit flavour, followed by hints of almond and mint, elegantly integrated with notes of truffles, liquorice and chocolate.  Velvety textured, it is a wine of great depth, opulent and refined. 

Business Class

Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2013

Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2013

This award winning New Zealand wine has attractive aromas of grapefruit, infused with minerals and herbs. On the palate, it is full and soft with layers of generous flavours of tropical fruits that unfold to more savoury notes and a zesty lime-edged finish. It is a perfect aperitif and also pairs well with a variety of foods including seafood dishes.

Morgon Château Des Jacques 2010

Morgon Château Des Jacques 2010

Morgon is one of the ten cru villages in Beaujolais, located in the southern part of the Burgundy region in France. This delicious Morgon, made from Gamay grapes, is dry with a lot of cherry and berry fruit on the palate followed by silky tannins. It pairs well with meat dishes in sauce, stews and wild games.

Clemente VII Toscana 2007

Clemente VII Toscana 2007

This elegant wine is made from a blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Syrah grapes from the Chianti Classico area in Tuscany.  It offers an intense and rich bouquet and opens with plush layers of black fruit, chocolate and black pepper. Full bodied and ripe, it is beautifully balanced with a persistent aftertaste.

Inflight News

From the 1st May 2013, our regular First Class wines selection will be complemented by six specially selected wines from Saint-Émilion:

  • Château Figeac, Saint-Émilion Premier Grand Cru Classé 2007
  • Château Dassault, Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé 2004
  • Château Canon-la-Gaffelière, Saint-Émilion Premier Grand Cru Classé 2007
  • Château Haut Brisson La Réserve, Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 2009
  • Château La Couspaude, Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé 2009
  • Château Fonplégade, Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé 2008

In Business Class, we are running a promotion on South African wines starting 1st Apr 2014. The following are the 3 selected wines which are served on European, US, South African, Australian, New Zealand and Middle East flights on a rotational basis:

  • Linton Park Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
  • Simonsig “Tiara”, Stellenbosch 2010
  • Flagstone Writer’s Block Pinotage 2012

All promotional wines are featured and rotated on selected flights.  Please ask our cabin crew which of the wines is served on your flight.

Did You Know?

The consumption of wine in 2013 is more than 1.65 million bottles.