On our flight from Hong Kong to Bangkok, Tocqueville and I had our first taste of first class fare. It all started off with a 2004 Dom Perignon champagne. I checked online, and these bottles appear to be selling at about $175 a pop. We also concluded the meal with a glass of the Baron Otard 1795 Extra Cognac, which seems to retail around $260 a bottle. Wow!
Thankfully Tocqueville had done his research, and he knew to pre-order the Lobster Thermidor. You’ll notice it’s not listed on the menu below. When it arrived on our amply-sized first-class cabin tables, more than a few fellow passengers seemed to be eying our entrees with jealousy. Let me just say it was delicious! Absolutely mouth-watering, rich, and tender. I hope you enjoy the visual feast below.
First course: boiled scallop and marinated prawn, served with a fava bean, tomato, and mint salad
Main course: Lobster Thermidor served with mashed potatoes, broiled asparagus, and roasted red and yellow peppers
Cheese and fruit course:
Dessert: Raspberry sorbet with a glass of the cognac
I never expected airplane food to taste so good. This was truly a memorable experience we were blessed to have had!