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.
Aer Lingus offers Irish food on transatlantic flights. This week’s Meal of the Week samples lunch from Dublin to Boston.
Speaking of Irish food, Aer Lingus boasts on its website:
Irish cuisine is the best in the world (in our completely biased opinion). We want you to agree with us, so we work with top chefs to bring you a fusion of the finest modern and traditional Irish food on every flight.
So how it would be?
The canapés were not exactly Irish…cloudy Irish summers do not permit olives to grow. Nevertheless, a tasty start to the meal.
The appetizer of capresee may look more Italian than Irish, but the cheese was from Toons Bridge Dairy in Cork. Also very tasty.
The main course was a choice of Irish salmon lasagna, Irish cider chicken, or Irish beef filet. I should have known better, but I ordered I ordered the beef. Oh Aer Lingus, you give a bad name to Irish beef! The quality of the meat was acceptable, but it was cooked so well-done that the only flavor left was the sauce on top.
Beef should never require sauce!
For dessert, I had “raspberry fool” with shortbread cookies and tea. Correct me if I wrong, but isn’t this dish (raspberries in cream) more English than Irish?
I really enjoyed my Aer Lingus flight and hope to travel on Aer Lingus again soon. I will, however, avoid the beef.
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