Delta joins United with return of business class dessert cart

23 Jan 2023 by Mark Caswell

Delta has become the latest US carrier to announce the return of its popular dessert cart for premium passengers.

The carts were a victim of the Covid-19 pandemic, replaced with pre-packaged alternatives, but earlier this month United Airlines confirmed that its ice cream sundae cart would return to all long-haul routes from February.

Delta has now followed suit, with its Delta One dessert cart returning to international flights, offering plated desserts, fruit and cheese plates, as well as build-your-own ice cream sundaes, with toppings including whipped cream, cookie crumble, fruit compote and chocolate chips.

The move is part of a revamp of the Delta One inflight menus, with the addition of traditional afternoon tea on flights departing London, Edinburgh and Dublin, and Spanish-style tapas on routes out of Barcelona and Madrid.

Customers departing New York JFK can now pre-select dishes including Questlove’s plant-based Cheesesteak, and Gramercy Tavern’s signature kielbasa with crushed fingerling potatoes, brussels sprouts and Dijon mustard, while those departing LA can opt for chicken piccata with lemon caper sauce and Calabrian Caesar salad.

Questlove Cheesesteak

Delta has also introduced La Fête du Rosé to its premium wine list, as well as Tip Top Proper Cocktails’ Espresso Martinis.

Finally the carrier’s premium toilets on selected flights will now feature sweet orange, cedarwood, sage hand wash, and vanilla, orange peel hand cream from Delta’s skincare partner Grown Alchemist.

Commenting on the news Kristen Manion Taylor, SVP of inflight service at Delta, said:

“Your onboard meal or beverage should be no different than your go-to restaurant at home, and that’s why we’re constantly reinventing our onboard service at Delta – we always want to surprise and delight our customers with seasonal and fresh menu options. From delicious Spanish tapas plates to refreshing rosé, there is something new for everyone to enjoy.”

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