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.
For this week’s Meal of the Week, we have a contest between swordfish and beef filet in SAS Business Class. Which was the better choice?
On the whole, I find SAS offers an excellent culinary experience onboard. The meal below is from a trip from Los Angeles to Stockholm a couple years ago.
Let’s start with the appetizer. The meal began with a smorgasbord of options including salad, lobster, and veal loin. Fresh bread and butter are also a treat on SAS. You can take as much or as little as you want.
It was time for the main event. My uncle and I were traveling together and decided to try something different and sample each other’s meal.
Swordfish is one of my favorite fish, so I opted for:
Grilled swordfish and purple mashed potato, spinach, white asparagus with lemon and dill butter.
It sounded amazing.
My uncle loves horseradish ordered the beef filet, described as:
Beef filet with horseradish mashed potatoes, sautéed mushroom, carrots and Merlot Demi-glaze.
Quite honestly, that sounded equally amazing. The chicken breast and ravioli also sounded great. I don’t think there was a wrong choice on this flight.
My uncles’ steak looked amazing, but how would it taste? Quite excellent. It was not a perfect medium rare, but even at medium well it was tasty.
But I picked the better choice. My swordfish was juicy and white asparagus and purple mashed potatoes were a perfect accompaniment. The dill on top of the fish also added a touch of extra flavor.
Dessert was a choice of cheese, fruit, cake, ice cream, or all of the above. I tried everything…
And of course, a superb cappuccino to finish.
Overall, this turned out to be one of the best business class flights of my life. I highly recommend SAS for many reasons, including the onboard dining.
You can read my entire review of my Los Angeles to Stockholm A330 flight here.
> Read More: SAS A330 Business Class Review – LAX to ARN