Emirates plans to offer passengers a range of Valentine’s Day themed desserts and treats on board and across its lounge network, the Middle Eastern carrier has said.
Chefs for the Dubai-based airline will serve 40 unique desserts for Valentine’s Day, which falls on February 14. The desserts will be available in “most” of the airline’s 41 lounges worldwide from February 13 to February 15.
These will include an orange-ginger panna cotta served with berries and pistachios in Hamburg, heart-shaped shortcake served with fresh strawberries and whipped cream in Cape Town, chocolate and raspberry petit fours in Auckland, a chocolate St Valentine’s cake in Narita, and chocolate-covered strawberries sprinkled with coconut in the lounges in the United States.
The seven Emirates lounges in Dubai are also putting on a full Valentine’s spread from February 13 to 15. Frequent flyers can “enjoy a champagne treat with the lively and generous notes of Moet & Chandon Rosé Impérial”. This will be accompanied by a selection of Valentine’s inspired cakes and desserts including a passion fruit cake with raspberry, red velvet cake and red velvet ice cream. Coffee lovers can also look for three Valentine’s Day coffee infusions by Coffee Planet – rose kissed mocha, orange crush latte or a white latte mocha.
On Valentine’s Day itself, Emirates will serve a special selection of desserts on “longer flights” across its network. In first and business class, passengers can end their meals on a sweet note with a heart-shaped passion fruit cake. In the Airbus A380’s onboard lounge, passengers can enjoy a drink while snacking on pastries as well as strawberries dipped in dark and white chocolate, while snack baskets in first class will feature the limited edition strawberry and cream flavoured Lakrids liquorice. In economy class, customers will be served a white chocolate passion fruit cheesecake for dessert.
For Chinese New Year this calendar year, Emirates also offered special cuisine.