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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

freshly brewed coffee is now available In First and Business Class,  also available on most of our flights are Espresso, Cafe Latté or Cappuccino, or try 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.

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

Vincent Girardin Puligny-Montrachet Vieilles Vignes 2010

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.

Villa Maria Reserve Pinot Noir 2010

Shingleback McLaren Vale Shiraz 2009

McLaren Vale, South Australia is a premium wine region which produces high quality, richly flavoured wines. This award winning wine is deeply coloured with an intense, dark-fruited nose and an earthy mineral character. The rich dark cherry and blackberry mid-palate is tightly defined by the silky tannins and a fresh acidity. It is nicely weighted with a long, expressive finish.

Château Branaire Ducru 2007

Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi Mormoreto, Toscana IGT 2010

This complex wine is an assemblage 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

Babich Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Babich Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014

This classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is an award winning wine, with rich tropical fruits and citrus accents. It fills the mouth with vibrant grassy herbaceous notes held up by a lively acid backbone and a good long finish. It is a perfect wine for seafood dishes.

Dandelion Vineyards Lionheart of the Barossa Shiraz 2013

Dandelion Vineyards Lionheart of the Barossa Shiraz 2013

The fruits of this award winning Australian Shiraz come from old vines, with some of them over a hundred years of age. The 2013 vintage offers generous blackberry, raspberry and plum flavours, with firm but fine tannins and dark chocolate nuances that continue through onto a lengthy finish.

Pietraregia Riserv Morelino di Scansano Riserva DOCG 2011

Pietraregia Riserv Morelino di Scansano Riserva DOCG 2011

The 2011 Pietraregia Riserva is an elegant Italian wine with complexity and character. Made from Sangiovese, Ciliegiolo and Syrah grapes, this full bodied wine displays ripe cherry and plum characters, blended with hints of eucalyptus and black pepper. It goes well with stews as well as medium-aged cheeses.

In-flight News

From the 1st November 2015, our regular First Class wines selection will be complemented by five specially selected wines from Pessac-Léognan:


  • Château Smith Haut Lafitte 2011
  • Château Bouscaut 2012


  • Château Haut-Bergey 2005
  • Château Olivier 2009
  • Domaine de Chevalier 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.