Christmas is coming on Sunday, so for this week’s Matthew’s Meal of the Week I am recalling a memorable Christmas dinner I enjoyed in Lufthansa First Class in late 2014.
Each November and December, Lufthansa offers a traditional German Christmas dish on its menu: roast goose with red cabbage and potato dumplings.
When Heidi and I moved from Germany to the United States we flew from Frankfurt to Seattle in Lufthansa First Class on LH490 before connecting to Los Angeles.
I was a bit skeptical about ordering goose, but Heidi strongly recommended that I try it out (not that she would eat it), and the wonderful FAs seconded and thirded her recommendation.
As usual, the meal started with an amuse bouche served directly after takeoff followed by a caviar course. Heidi does not like caviar but I enjoy it.
Then more appetizers:
Hot goulash soup was served next followed by a green salad with a wonderful pumpkin vinaigrette (sounds weird, tasted great).
Then came the goose main course. Admittedly, it looked very appetizing, but would it be tasty?
Oh yes. Very tasty. A bit greasy, but worth every bite.
Heidi had fish:
We would not return to Germany for Christmas that year, so it was great to have a very traditional German Christmas dish.
But the meal was not over. Next came out two delectable desserts,
And finally, by special request, an Irish coffee that would give any Irish bar a run for its money:
I used to love everything about Lufthansa First Class except for the onboard food, but after the last few flights — this one especially — I can say the food is unique, delicious, and memorable. Lufthansa made an already special flight even more special by serving a delicious Christmas dinner a few weeks early.