Yesterday I published a review of my Sun Country Airlines first class flight from Los Angeles to Minneapolis. For those of you who missed it, I want to focus on the meal itself for my weekly Meal of the Week post.
You have to know something about me: I love Mediterran/Middle Eastern food. I’m at my favorite Persian restaurant in Glendale, CA so often I am not even going to mention it for privacy fears! 😉
Thus, to be served a Middle Eastern dinner on a domestic USA carrier is something truly special.
If it tastes good…
Sun Country meal service does not start with hummus and tabouleh or even warmed mixed nuts, but crackers, cheese and grapes. The best part? A warm slice of toasted garlic bread. The smell of warm garlic bread that wafted through the cabin was almost as appetizing as actually eating it.
I know, I know: packaged cheese with Triscuts and Club crackers. But 1.) I enjoyed it and 2.) points to Sun Country for being novel.
After the appetizer was cleared away I expected dinner to arrive shortly.
It didn’t. In fact, it took almost an hour for dinner to arrive. I honestly began to think that the cheese plate would be the extent of meal service. But it was worth the wait.
Dinner was a nicely spiced beef kabob with saffron rice and grilled bell peppers and onions. Not only was the portion huge, but the ingredients were of good quality. If only there was a bit of Mast-o-Khiar it would have been fabulous.
The meal also included a large salad with spinach, cucumbers, peppers, garbanzo beans and feta cheese.
This was a delicious dinner: I would not write about it if it was not.
Another hour passed and the cabin once again smelled wonderful: hot chocolate chip cookies. My only complaint — no milk!
Flying an airline for a meal is not generally a wise choice, but it has been almost a decade since I have had a meal this delicious on a domestic flight. Well-done Sun Country!