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.
This week’s Meal of the Week centers on an incredibly γευστικός (tasty) breakfast I enjoyed on Aegean from Athens to Frankfurt.
The flight occurred in 2017: my family had just wrapped up a great trip to Greece and were flying from ATH to FRA to catch a flight back to the West Coast. As with all international flights on Aegean, a complimentary meal was served after takeoff. This flight left around 8:00 AM and thus a hot breakfast was offered to each passenger.
There was no choice. Each passenger was offered a tray containing an undisclosed wrapped item.
Upon pulling back the foil, I found baked feta cheese wrapped in filo and topped with sesame seeds. On the side was yogurt, honey, a piece of bread with butter and strawberry preserve, and a piece of chocolate.
WOW! WOW! This was a tasty breakfast. The combination of flavors was superb, rivaling that of the kanafeh I enjoyed aboard Middle East Airlines (a similar dish).
If you fly on Aegean in the morning out of Athens, you should hope that this is served – it is a wonderful, satisfying breakfast.
I should add here that I so appreciate the consistently kind and professional service on Aegean, another great reason to fly this airline.