Virgin Australia unveils new Business Class menu
Designed by resident chef Luke Mangan, the new menu fuses contemporary tastes with local flavours.
As well as comfortable seats, frequent flyer perks and top-notch service, the gourmet menu is another reason many flyers fork out the extra cash or points to fly Business Class. So Virgin Australia customers will be glad to know that the Business Class menu has been given a revamp.
Designed by Virgin Australia’s Resident Chef Luke Mangan, the new menus will roll out from 7 March 2018 and are inspired by his signature produce-driven style. The menu also has a local and contemporary twist, so you’ll notice different options depending on where you’re flying.
As such, the new menu will be available onboard Virgin Australia for long-haul international and domestic flights and each flight will boast a dish that reflects the flavours unique to the destination. So flights to Hong Kong may offer beef wonton soup with Sichuan pepper and bok choy, while Business Class travellers on domestic Australian trips can enjoy a classic big breakfast. For a more exotic brekkie option, you could also opt for falafel with roasted mushrooms, bacon and labneh.
If you’re flying in Business Class to and from Los Angeles, you can also relax in the bar area and enjoy new menu items such as baba ganoush with marinated feta, pine nuts and toasted flatbread.
You can wash down your meal with new Hardys and Grant Burge wines, which have been created in collaboration with Luke’s Group Sommelier and Mauro Bortolato specifically for enjoying at altitude.
“Environmental shifts when at altitude, such as atmospheric pressure and drier air conditions, affect the taste of food and beverages so it was important to produce a wine that delivered in both taste and aroma,” explained Hardys winemaker Paul Carpenter.
Business class guests can also satisfy their between-meal cravings by snacking on produce from local suppliers such as Pana chocolate, Gundowring ice cream and Molives' hand-stuffed olives.
The menu also balances customer’s preferences for lighter options, such as bold and flavoursome salads as well as heartier meals.
As always, the meals on offer are subject to availability. If you have specific dietary requirements, make sure you request a special meal when you book your flight.
Want to fly in Business Class for less? Make sure you check out Virgin Australia's 30% off Reward Seats offer until 28 February 2018.
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