Sometimes…many times, actually…the simple things in life are the best things in life. My pre-arrival meal on Lufthansa Business Class may not have been fancy, but it certainly hit the spot. It’s the subject of this week’s Meal of the Week.
I was flying upstairs in business class from Frankfurt to Washington Dulles aboard Lufthansa’s beautiful 747-8. I had awakened from a very restful nap just in time to partake in the pre-arrival meal service.
There was no choice: “Mr. Klint, would you like soup and salad prior to arrival?” As a matter of fact, I would.
It was a simple meal: goulash soup with green salad, bread, and a small vanilla pudding for dessert. But it was perfect.
The Creole-style goulash featured paprika-spiced shrimp with a touch of sausage, onion, and garlic. The salad contained mixed green, artichoke, sun-dried tomatoes, and sunflower seeds.
And perhaps the best part was a hot pretzel, directly form the oven. Add a little salted butter and you have a superb meal.
Even dessert, which I usually pass over, was small enough to justify. The chopped pistachio and tart cherry sauce proved an excellent combination with the vanilla pudding.
You are welcome to pity my simple American tastes, but this is one of the best pre-arrival meals I’ve had.