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Surprisingly Yummy Airline Meals: The Antipasto Platter on Qantas

Where: Australia
January 31, 2013 at 11:13 AM | by | ()

We have all had a terrible meal on a flight before. In fact, we have shown you some of the sadder trays slid in front of us. With this new series of amazing airline meals, we can revel in the airline culinary delights and give kudos to the airlines that got it right.

As much as we love home cooking and hearty food when traveling, it's rare but always refreshing to hear some lighter options listed by the flight attendant when announcing the flight's meal choices. Hence our surprise when were offered an antipasto platter featuring Jamon Iberico on a recent Qantas domestic flight. The Red Roo has enhanced their food offerings on domestic flights and this is, no doubt, one of those enhancements.

The entire tray was a feast for the eyes and light enough to keep some room for a few extra glasses of sparkling wine. Sundried-tomatoes, grilled eggplant, rocket leaves, Spanish ham and a generous portion of creamy ricotta cheese made for a colorful presentation and a delicious mid-morning snack. As if this meal could be any more guilt-free, the focus was an arugula and rocket salad dressed with a palm sugar vinaigrette from celeb chef, Neil Perry.

Sadly, the guiltless grub was not topped off with any type of dessert, but we improvised and enjoyed another glass of wine. That left us with a full belly and a smile on our face.

[Photos: Rayme Gorniak for Jaunted]

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