British Airways has confirmed that the new ‘trolley style’ Club World dining service will launch on Friday. This will be exclusively on the New York JFK route, with other routes being added during 2018.
Despite the images released during service trials, it seems that Bollinger will not be part of the new service.
Here is a typical menu released by BA yesterday:
Loch Fyne smoked salmon tartare with wasabi crème fraîche
Burrata and tomato carpaccio with olive oil and balsamic dressing
Creamy butternut squash soup with chive and sour cream
Fresh seasonal salad, grilled vegetables and a choice of French dressing or olive oil and balsamic dressing
Best of Heritage beef homemade gnocchi in Café de Paris sauce and pan-fried green asparagus
Line-caught grilled Cornish Dover sole with Mediterranean lentils, celeriac mousseline and lemon butter
Homemade artichoke ravioli Parmesan
DO & CO‘s double chocolate medley
Viennese-style apple strudel with vanilla sauce
Cheese board with Somerset brie, Keen’s cheddar, Cropwell Bishop stilton, walnuts, grapes and fig chutney
It has to be said that, because this is being overseen by DO & CO, the most exclusive airline caterer in the business, it could work. If BA has written a big enough cheque, and if the BA cabin crew can prepare and serve the food properly, DO & CO will deliver.
DO & CO don’t have anything to do with the alcohol selection. Highlights from the wine list include:
a Bourgogne Chardonnay 2016
Patriarche Père et Fils from Burgundy
a Tiki Sauvignon Blanc 2016 from Marlborough
a Las Olas Malbec/Bonarda Reserve 2014 from the Famatina Valley in Argentina and
a Reata Three County Pinot Noir 2013 from California.
The champagne options are:
Champagne Henriot Brut Souverain NV
Champagne de Castelnau Brut Réserve NV
Champagne de Castelnau Brut Rosé NV
…. which is a bit poor, frankly, but let’s see how it goes.
The new Club World bedding and amenity kits, in partnership with The White Company, have been pushed back until ‘the Autumn’. Again, this will only be on the JFK route this year.
I look forward to seeing how this beds (sic) in. More importantly, I am keen to see how many people who have dropped BA for a better seat elsewhere will be tempted to return by improved food. Especially as I have an invitation on my desk to try out the Qatar Airways Qsuite in two weeks ……
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