Not that the British have ever been known for their food (aside from afternoon tea), but…
In June, British Airways will be adding a “gourmet burger” to their first class menu. Via Business Traveller:
The “Flying Burger” has been developed by a team of chefs using three different cuts of British beef — chuck, cheek and onglet.
It will be served with a side of triple-cooked chips and a choice of relishes, and will be available on long-haul flights.
“It has taken months of trials to ensure we get the perfect texture and succulence, not just for the British palate, but for the hundreds of other nationalities that fly with us.”
He added: “As taste buds are affected at altitude, we have created an original patty, which has proven extremely popular in taste-tests.”
British Airways first class burger (courtesy of Business Traveller)
British Airways couldn’t prepare a burger on the ground if their life depended on it, so I can hardly wait to see how they execute it in the air.
I’m not much of a burger guy, but last time I was at the Concorde Room with a friend he ordered their burger. He wanted it medium rare, but they said due to health code they could only serve it well done, but assured him that it was “more like medium.”
First of all, it’s ironic that they were concerned about the health code early last year, given that it was before they got a poor hygiene rating. There were 99 problems with their hygiene, and the way they cooked their burgers wasn’t one of ’em!
And then the burger itself was so well done and dry that it was almost inedible.
In my opinion even the airlines with the best catering couldn’t execute a burger in the air that actually tastes good, much less British Airways.
Anyone have more faith in them than I do? Would love to hear some firsthand reports from people brave enough to try the onboard burger!