Part of my travels this week included time in Zurich, a beautiful city in Germanic Switzerland. For my weekly Meal of the Week post, I’ll highlight breakfast on a shorthaul flight in SWISS business class.
I was traveling from Zurich to Rome on a 7:20a flight, with actual flight time of roughly one hour. The lounge in the A-gate area is currently under construction and the Aspire Lounge leaves something to be desired, so I boarded having only consumed a cup of yogurt and coffee.
Shortly after takeoff FAs distributed meal trays. The cold breakfast included bread, bircher muesli, prosciutto, grapes, cheese, and apple slices. I had freshly-squeezed orange juice and hot coffee with breakfast.
This is not the kind of breakfast I usually eat. I don’t have a big breakfast every morning in LA, but usually I’ll stick to muesli with yogurt and berries rather than bread, meat, and cheese.
But when I’m in Europe, I don’t mind a breakfast like this. In fact, I enjoy the change of pace.
My only tip for SWISS would be to do what Lufthansa does: heat the bread. Otherwise, it was a good breakfast for such a short flight.
And of course no flight on SWISS would be complete without chocolates:
I saved the chocolate for my wife.