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.
This week we go back two years to a late-night flight on Aeromexico from Mexico City to Paris onboard the 787-9 in business class. Despite the late hour, a full dinner was served shortly after takeoff. Although airline beef is often to be avoided, I greatly enjoyed my short ribs onboard.
Aeromexico Business Class Dinner
Service began with a cheese appetizer and choice of beverage. The brie and Manchego cheese was very mild.
For the main course, I chose short rib served with couscous, nuts, Chinampa-grown herbs, and tomatillo.
While not the best-looking dish, it was quite tasty. The meat was tender and full of flavor and the nuts (pecans, pine nuts, cashews, almonds, hazelnuts) and tomatillos were an excellent combo. Also on the tray was a shrimp appetizer and green salad with zucchini in it.
Generally, I avoid ordering red meat on airplanes if there is another appealing choice. The mix of spices and nuts caught my attention here so I decided to chance it…and was not disappointed. Short ribs tend to be much better than “steak” or another beef dish that is more dependent upon limited cook time.
For dessert, three flavors of Häagen Daz ice cream were offered (strawberry, chocolate, vanilla) along with an orange-flavored pound cake. I just had some chocolate ice cream. No coffee since I planned to sleep.
This was my first longhaul flight on Aeromexico and not only was I pleased with this midnight meal, but the entire flight overall. You can read my full review here.
Have you flown Aeromexico Clase Premier? How did you find dinner in Aeromexico business class?
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