Sometimes the Polaris stars align and you find a perfect steak in the place you least expect…on an airplane. That’s the subject of this week’s Meal of the Week.
Earlier this week I flew from Tokyo to Los Angeles on United. I tend to avoid steak and order fish or lamb, but the beef filet with Café de Paris butter sounded appetizing. What a good choice it was!
My steak on United wasn’t better than any of those, but it was delicious. Very delicious. Everything about the meal was actually delicious.
The appetizer included a refreshing green salad, a tasty chicken/cheese appetizer, and delicious garlic bread and pretzels rolls.
I was expecting a tiny steak, but it was HUGE. Placed on top cooked spinach and roasted potatoes, it was not only beautifully presented but smelled delicious. But how would it taste? It was time for the moment of truth.
I cut the steak, noticing immediately it was a tender cut of meat. Look at that: a perfect medium rare!
Sometimes steaks look great but taste like rubber. This steak looked great and tasted great.
After the steak, I enjoyed a cheese course followed by an ice cream sundae.
I credit United’s catering in Tokyo Narita for the great meal. I really enjoyed it and would rank it the best meal I’ve had on United since my rack of lamb to Kuwait over three years.