To mark the highly anticipated arrival of the gleaming new twin-deck A380 aircraft, British Airways passengers travelling in First and Club World are being treated to the menu, designed by The Langham, London.
For the first time, British Airways will introduce an elegant five-course tasting menu in First, which takes diners on a gastronomic journey with a combination of flavours brought together to work in the air. Dishes will include poached lobster, chicken tea, seared scallops and braised pork belly, coupled with distinctive ingredients including goji berries and pak choi.
Afternoon tea in First from London will offer a tempting range of delicate sandwiches, artisan pastries and warm homemade scones, inspired by the range of indulgent treats offered at Palm Court at The Langham, London – famed as the birthplace of Afternoon Tea over 140 years ago.
In Club World the hotel will also feature with a celebratory starter, main course and dessert. Created using the finest and freshest British ingredients, customers will be able to choose from a range of menu options, which will include Oxspring cured ham, fillet of beef with parsley crust and a milk chocolate bar with salted macadamia nuts.
Frank van der Post, British Airways’ managing director brands and customer experience said: “We always look for special ways to create memorable experiences for our customers and adapting our menu in partnership with The Langham, London as the home of afternoon tea, seemed like the perfect way to commemorate the arrival of the A380.”
Duncan Palmer, The Langham London’s managing director said: “The Langham hospitality group has hotels in London and Los Angeles, so we were delighted to work with British Airways to create a bespoke menu which works so well with British Airways’ first-class service in the sky.”
As well as a chic new menu, British Airways’ premium travellers will be treated to a range of fine Champagnes and an English sparkling wine ‘Balfour Brut Rose’ will make a guest appearance in First.
British Airways is investing more than £5bn in new aircraft, smarter cabins, elegant lounges and new technologies to make life more comfortable in the air and on the ground.