Usually I tend to think that breakfast is the most underwhelming meal of the day, especially on planes and in airline lounges.
Well, today is different. I’m at the Qantas First Class Lounge Los Angeles, which is one of the best airline lounges in the US. It’s modeled after the Qantas First Class Lounge Sydney, which is one of the best airline lounges in the world.
The lounge opened a couple of years ago, and has a fantastic Neil Perry inspired menu. I’ve had lunch and dinner there a couple of times, which has been fantastic. I especially recommend the salt & pepper squid.
This morning I’m having breakfast at the lounge, which is every bit as enjoyable as their lunch and dinner menu. It’s possibly the best airline lounge breakfast I’ve had anywhere (though that may largely be a function of not having had many lounge breakfasts, since I’m usually more of a coffee person in the morning).
Here’s the breakfast menu in the Qantas First Class Lounge:
The yogurt with honey, berries, and hazelnuts was fantastic.
The pancakes were sinfully delicious…
For those looking for something healthier, the egg white omelet was eggscellent as well.
And the flat white was better than any coffee beverage I recall having at an airport in a really long time.
The other benefit of being in this lounge in the morning is that it’s empty, while it tends to get really crowded in the evenings, when the Qantas flights depart to Australia.
All not half bad when you’re on a cheap American fare to Shanghai with an upgrade to business class confirmed. 😉
As a follow up to my post yesterday about traveling while sick, I’m feeling significantly better today. My worst day was two days ago, then yesterday I was starting to feel a bit better but still crappy, while today I’m just feeling a bit weak, but no longer have a sore throat or runny nose. I suspect I may have ditched the second half of my cold by taking a countless number of wellness shots, vitamin supplements, etc., from the onset of my cold.