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Virgin Atlantic announces new food partnership with Donal Skehan

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Virgin Atlantic has launched a new partnership with Irish food writer Donal Skehan.  Selected dishes from Donal will be appearing in the Clubhouse restaurants and in Upper Class cabins this month, following by Premium and Economy in 2019.

Donal is a regular host on BBC One’s Saturday Kitchen and also appears on various other shows in Ireland, the UK and the US.

Dishes for October include, onboard, an Aromatic Thai Vegetable Stew and Charred Cod with Spicy Mango Salad & Nam Jim Dressing.

Menu items at the Clubhouses include:

  • Spiced Chorizo, Fennel  & Tomato Stew
  • Vietnamese Beef and Mango Salad
  • Super Green Omelette with Goats Cheese, Sun-blushed Tomatoes & Avocado

We will share more details in a couple of days as Head for Points had dinner with Donal on Monday evening.


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You can choose from two official Virgin Atlantic credit cards (apply here, one has a bonus of 15,000 Points):

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