Unlimited Persian caviar and vintage Dom Pérignon champagne are the stars of Emirates’ revised first-class dining experience, which is set to make its delicious debut on select routes later this month.
Available to first-class travelers traveling from Dubai to Sydney, the new menu includes seared beef tenderloin with steamed snow peas, bound jus and new potatoes, as well as spiced chicken Arabs with aromatic rice, tapioca balls and the ever-popular Pan-Seared Salmon.
As part of Emirates’ Dine-on-demand service, travelers who choose to eat fish roe will find it served with a mother-of-pearl spoon and accompanied by sides including toast, egg, chives , white onions, sour cream and lemon. .
In the other direction, the menu may feature Australian Angus beef and cheeses from the Yarra Valley, Italian olive oil and produce from Japanese farms.
When it’s time to kick back and enjoy a movie, Emirates’ new ‘Cinema in the Sky’ offer allows early customers to request a selection of gourmet and traditional snacks ranging from lobster rolls and sliders to the simple treat of a bowl of salted popcorn.
The new menus are part of a major US$2 billion in-flight experience upgrade, which will see much of the fleet modernized with the latest cabin interiors, including seats, panels and newly reupholstered flooring from November 2022.
Emirates chairman Sir Tim Clark said the Gulf carrier was “flying against the grain” by investing in the passenger experience as others around it cut costs.
First class isn’t the only cabin getting a dining upgrade, with Emirates also introducing a vegan menu available for pre-order in business, premium economy and economy class to cater to a growing number of opt-ins. the plant-based way of life.
As a pre-dinner temptation, flights from Dubai will offer customers a sampling of fresh greens harvested from Emirates’ own vertical farm, Bustanica.
Selections to follow include pan-roasted king oyster mushrooms, jackfruit biryani, sliced kohlrabi with burnt orange, zucchini pie and vegan mapo tofu. After-dinner treat selections will include chocolate truffle cake with toasted hazelnuts, pistachio and gold leaf, or green grape tart dressed with candied rose petals, custard and stewed berries.
Passengers wishing to pre-order an Emirates vegan meal can do so by looking for a vegan icon on the menu to indicate that the item is indeed plant-based.