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British Airways confirms September 1 launch for “restaurant style dining” in Club World

29 Aug 2017 by Mark Caswell
New British Airways Club World catering

British Airways will launch its revamped Club World dining service on September 1, with passengers being offered a choice of starters and desserts from new display trolleys.

The carrier announced the new service earlier this year as part the airline’s £400 million investment in Club World, and will initially offer it on the Heathrow-New York JFK route, with plans to roll it out across the rest of the network.

Customers will be offered a choice of four starters from the display trolley as follows:

  • 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

Main courses will then be served plated as is currently the case, and will launch with a choice of:

  • 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

Finally desserts will again be offered via the trolley, with the following choices:

  • DO & CO‘s double chocolate medley
  • Lemon tart
  • Viennese-style apple strudel with vanilla sauce
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Cheese board with Somerset brie, Keen’s cheddar, Cropwell Bishop stilton, walnuts, grapes and fig chutney
New British Airways Club World catering

BA says that “The carefully curated wine selection will feature white wines and Champagnes presented on top of the trolleys in large, silver wine coolers, while regiments of red wine bottles stand alongside them”.

Wine choices will 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.

Chamnpagne choices will be Champagne Henriot Brut Souverain NV, Champagne de Castelnau Brut Réserve NV and Champagne de Castelnau Brut Rosé NV.

Autumn will also see the carrier introduce The White Company bedding and amenity kits on its Heathrow-New York service, before again being rolled out to other routes throughout 2018.

Commenting on the revamped dining service, Colin Talbot, British Airways’ head of catering, said:

“We’ve really focused on attention to detail with the new Club World menu, with the aim of delivering a real restaurant experience in the sky. We’ve considered everything from flavours and textures, to look and feel, all of which have to work at altitude. The dishes are designed to pop with taste and the table settings are both elegant and practical, with thought-through details such as stemless wine glasses.

“We’ve extensively tested the new menu on numerous flights, refining elements after every trial, so we believe the final product our customers will receive on flights to New York from September will prove incredibly popular.”

ba.com

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