Each week, 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.
My favorite part of flying Qatar Airways Business Class is the on-demand dining menu. I love the ability to customize what you want to eat and when you want to eat IT. For this week’s Meal of the Week, I look back on a delicious dinner I had on a flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Doha in late 2017.
Here’s the a la carte menu–
Click here for a full wine/alcohol/beverage selection (menu has not changed).
Prior to takeoff, I enjoyed a delicious Rosé Champagne, which served as a prefect apéritif for the coming meal.
After takeoff, I enjoyed a large bowl of nuts and a glass of fresh lemon/mint juice.
Shortly thereafter, the table was set for dinner.
The table setting included a bread bowl with three types of breads.
First, each passenger was offered an amuse bouche including crab meat with a dollop of avocado and a spicy salsa. Very tasty.
Next, a superb bowl of tomato soup.
For my appetizer, I chose Arabic Mezze with hummus, tabbouleh, and baba ganoush. It hit the spot.
For my main course, I ordered pan-fried breaded chicken, served with pasta in marinara sauce. It was not a very creative dish, but sometimes simple comfort food is best and it was also delicious.
Finally, I ordered a trio of desserts including vanilla ice cream and a chocolate + ginger tart. Once again…it was delicious, especially considering it had been likely sitting in a refrigerator for 12 hours (double-catered in Doha) and was served 40K feet in the air. Additionally, I ordered a cappuccino which was delivered in a styrofoam cup because the fasten seatbelt light came on.
Qatar Airways offers a fabulous product overall, but a particularly nice menu in business class. You can read my full review here.