Even Airline Food is in the World Cup Spirit
A close look at the South African entree
The FIFA World Cup 2010 starts tomorrow, and are you ready to shout "GOOOOOAAALLLLLLLLL" and wave your favorite team scarf above your head?
Yes, we thought so. If you're lucky to be headed down to South Africa, check out our series on the stadiums and other venues for the games here. But before you even land in Johannesburg, you should notice how some airlines are celebrating the events in their own way. For instance, Lufthansa's in-flight meals in Business and First Class will feature a special South African-themed meal on flight from Germany. We ate it, and yepit's quite tasty.
Here's the official menu listing:
Tandoori corn-fed Poulard with Vegetables, Mushrooms, Sesame and Bobotie, Beef Salad with Apple, Curry, Almond, Raisin and Coriander. Dessert: Bread and Butter Pudding with Nutella and Vanilla Sauce
It was served as our second meal, or the "snack" an hour or two before landing back in the USA, but we're sure it or similar South African specialties will pop up on flights down to the games themselves.
Let us know if you spy any other World Cup-themed specials in the skies!
Note the soccer ball-shaped butter!
Disclosure: We were in Germany thanks to Lufthansa, but all views expressed here are our own.
[All photo: Jaunted]