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.
I enjoyed a simple yet satisfying breakfast in LOT Polish business class on a short regional jet flight to Warsaw.
LOT Polish Business Class Breakfast
When it comes to the “Continental divide,” I fall more on the British, Irish, and American side of breakfast. While I do not mind bread with cold sliced meat and cheese or hardboiled eggs, I enjoy hot eggs for breakfast virtually every day of the year.
Onboard, the “business class” seat on this regional jet was simply your own row in a 2-2 configuration (adjacent seat blocked), but that extra space is appreciated and so was the full breakfast served onboard the roughly two-hour flight.
Although our flight departed fairly late in the morning, breakfast was served after takeoff: poached eggs in a zesty tomato sauce with yogurt (plain, sprinkled with dried dates, raisins, and apricots) and cold cuts (ham, turkey, cheese, hardboiled egg, cucumber). A hot bread roll was also offered.
Two poached eggs in a decent tomato sauce may not be much to get excited about, but it really hit the spot and the consistency of the eggs (slightly runny) was perfect.
I concluded the meal with coffee (water and peanuts were offered with it).
Even though the seating makes intra-European business class a less valuable proposition than in much of the rest of the world in which regional business class includes wider and more comfortable seats, I still appreciate the extra space and enhanced meal onboard.