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.
Have you ever been given a special meal when you did not order one? That happened to me on a Lufthansa flight in economy class…and I didn’t mind one bit.
It was November 2011 and I was traveling from Beirut to Frankfurt. Since business class was simply the same economy class seat with a blocked middle, I opted to remain in economy class. Dinner was served shortly after takeoff.
I was seated in the bulkhead row of economy class and beyond the usual pasta or chicken choices, a FA offered me fish. Now fish in economy class can be quite a bad gamble (I’m thinking about you South African Airways…), but I figured if anyone could pull it off it might be Lufthansa out of Beirut.
When the tray was handed to me, it was clear that I had been given a seafood special meal. Instead of cake there was fruit and instead of green salad there was a tuna fish salad. Also included was a nice baguette along with the fish main course.
The tuna was fairly disgusting, but the main course of white fish topped in pine nuts with dill-infused rice was outstanding.
If you are ever offered an extra or unclaimed special meal on Lufthansa, consider taking it. I was quite pleased with my fishy meal from Beirut.