Each week, my Meal of the Week feature examines an airline meal from my travels over the years. This may be a meal from earlier in the week or it may be a meal served over a decade ago.
British Airways has recently updated its catering in business class. Has the food improved on flights within Europe?
BA recently announced a switch in catering to Do & CO from Heathrow flights. It was my understanding that DO & CO catering would not commence on shorthaul service until 2020, but it appeared on my flights earlier this week. At least I think…
Flight #1 – Afternoon Tea (London to Bilbao, 3:15 P.M. departure)
Afternoon Tea is not going anywhere on British Airways, but it has been refreshed. Gone are the sterile trio of sandwiches on crust-less white bread. My three sandwiches included a round roll with crab meat inside topped with a tiny grape tomato slice, a sandwich with cabbage and ham with mayonnaise on bread, and an open faced swiss cheese sandwich on crusty whole grain bread topped with a fig.
The scones with clotted cream and jam are still available and the tea is unchanged.
The sponge cake included a raspberry crust.
For those who did not want there afternoon tea, a charcuterie board was available. I was seated in row three and would have ordered but it was already gone by the time the FA reached me.
Flight #2 – Dinner (Bilbao to London, 7:40 P.M. departure)
Dinner included a choice of two salads: chicken salad (in a mayonnaise-like sauce) or a vegetarian salad with lentils, shaved zucchini and squash, sundried tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese. I went with latter salad, which was very nicely plated.
It was served with a single shrimp in cocktail sauce and a DO & CO branded three-layer cake for dessert. Hot bread was also offered that was very fresh and tasty.
I do think the catering has improved on British Airways, at least on shorthaul business class flights. I’m looking forward to seeing how DO & CO does on longhaul flights. I suppose the question remains whether this was in fact meals from DO & CO or just the cake, but the flight was double-catered in London.
Have you experienced the new Do & Co catering on British Airways? What did you think of it?