Each week, my Meal of the Week feature examines an airline meal from my travels over the years. This may be a meal from earlier in the week or it may be a meal served over a decade ago.
Why have one breakfast when you can have two…of the same thing? That was my breakfast experience on Aegean this week. Oh yes, and a lot of turkey.
My first flight (the one with the drunk seatmate) took off from Yerevan at 4:45AM…just in time for an early breakfast.
The choices for breakfast in business class were a toasted turkey and cheese sandwich or an omelet filled with turkey. That’s a bid odd, but I ordered the turkey omelet.
It arrived with goat cheese, carrots, and leaks inside. And LOTS of turkey. It was stuffed full of turkey…of the deli counter variety. Quite honestly, the omelet was disappointing. The turkey was overwhelming and yet lacking flavor at the same time. It literally overpowered the taste of every other ingredient.
At least the hot croissant, fruit, and Greek yogurt with honey were nice. It appears that Aegean double caters in Athens, because the butter, preserves, and yogurt were all produced in Greece.
As I stepped onboard my connection, I was hoping for a better breakfast. Instead, the menu was identical. Looking at the menu, it appeared to be a systemwide breakfast menu. That’s great from an efficiency perspective, but unless that is rotated weekly I can see that getting old very fast.
This time, I ordered the turkey toast. It was better, but still just so-so (and I generally like Turkey). Very greasy too. Everything else on the tray was identical.
Aegean generally has wonderful food. This time, it wasn’t so great…at least in my opinion. But I look forward to trying Aegean again soon. Generally, they are above average when it comes to in-flight dining.