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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 tide 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!

Classical Twist on inflight dining

Cathay Pacific has joined with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group to serve, between September and December,  contemporary fine-dining with a classical twist in First Class between Hong Kong and London. Learn more from our press release.

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.

Château Branaire Ducru 2007

Château Branaire Ducru 2007

Château Branaire-Ducru is an elegant Grand Cru wine from Saint-Julien of Haut Medoc, Bordeaux. This wine shows impressive concentration of fruit for the vintage with plenty of currants and violets, as well as blackberries. It is full and silky, a precise wine balanced with good length.

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.

Fox Creek Shiraz 2012

Fox Creek Shiraz 2012

This attractive Shiraz from McLaren Vale, Australia, is fresh, young and fruity. The nose is rich with dark fruits interwoven with nutmeg and cinnamon. It is reflected on the palate, allied to layers of plum and black berry flavours which lead to creamy vanilla notes with a long finish. Enjoy it with any rich red meat dishes.

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.

In-flight News

From the 1st July 2014, our regular First Class wines selection will be complemented by six specially selected wines from Italy:

  • Umberto Cesari “Tauleto” Rubicone IGT 2008     
  • Serafini & Vidotto Amarone della Valpolicello Classico DOC 2008
  • La Velona Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2008
  • Salvano “Trabuch” Langhe Rosso DOC 2011  
  • Marchesi de Frescobaldi   “Mormoreto” Toscana IGT 2010
  • Marchesi Mazzei Castello di Fonterutoli Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2010

First Class Champange in Business Class

In November, Champagne Cuvée William Deutz 2000, a highly rated Prestige Cuvée, will be available on all ex-HKG flights to North America, Europe, Moscow, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

The nose of this sensational Champagne is complex and expressive. The extended bottle age has allowed the Pinot Noir to evolve, creating a powerful aroma with hints of honey and spices. This follows on to the palate with some brioche and nuttiness flavour that is drawn from Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier and yet the finish is fresh and crisp. This is a wonderful Champagne with flamboyance.  

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.