For this week’s Meal of the Week, I focus on an “airline meal” served in an airport lounge. I’ll explain what I mean shortly.
Ethiopian Airlines was kind enough to set me up with a complimentary room at the Novotel on the ground of Bangkok BKK, but I was on my own when it came to meals.
A full review of the hotel is coming, but it is one of those properties that considers you captive and charges you accordingly for food and beverage.
The hotel is connected to the airport by underground tunnel, so late in the morning I walked over to the terminal for brunch, a panini with cappuccino at BlueCup Coffee.
I worked all afternoon and around 6:30pm left the hotel to check in for my flight to Vientiane, Laos. After clearing security, I visited one of my favorite Priority Pass lounges in the world, the Oman Air First and Business Lounge.
The spread was particularly good, exactly how I imagine a flight on Oman Air in first class. In fact, I hope to try Oman Air sooner rather than later becuause of this lounge.
Anyway, here’s my dinner:
Arabic coffee and dates to begin, a staple of any Arab flight.
A bowl of mixed nuts:
A green salad with French dressing:
Arabic mezze: humus and tabouli.
Pasta with a creamy tomato sauce.
Chicken skwers cooked in garlic, mint, and onions.
A bowl of fruit with chocolate “opera” cake and a cappuccino.
I could not have asked for a more enjoyable and balanced meal: I also think it represents what a perfect a la carte menu would like on a premium cabin flight.
Good work Oman Air…I love the Bangkok lounge.