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Surprisingly Yummy Airline Meals: Three Courses on Qantas' Coast-to-Coast

Where: Australia
May 1, 2014 at 12:38 PM | by | Comments (0)

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.

"What's there to eat?" The answer to this question can make or break a flight when you're hungry. For our recent 4.5-hour Qantas nonstop from Perth to Brisbane, we got comfy in the A330 Business Class cabin and perused the menu which, on this transcontinental, is somewhat similar to the airline's long-haul offerings.

For a starter, we picked the seared tuna with charred asparagus, roasted truss tomatoes and jalapeno dressing. A few perfectly cooked slices of ahi accompanied by some fresh grilled vegetables was a perfect way to begin the culinary journey as much as our actual journey. The jalapeno dressing, similar to a chili pesto, was balanced to both spice up the veggies and cut through the richness of the tuna.

For a main, we passed on the beef and stout pie and grilled salmon and soba noodles, instead opting for the healthy option of poached chicken chopped salad. The whole plate was topped with rustic croutons and ranch dressing, the latter a somewhat rare find in Australia.

Rounding out our yummy lunch was a dessert of chai-spiced panna cotta with poached plums. A spicy, yet refreshingly light Italian pudding was topped with a compote of poached plums that successfully maintained their tartness while adding a welcome variety in texture. As the dessert cart rolled by, we couldn't resist accenting this treat with a glass of Bailey's Irish Cream.

[Photos: Rayme Gorniak/Jaunted]

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