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Ordering a special meal is something I never really consider. I'm usually very happy with the food served on board a flight and I have no diet or religious reason why I should choose something else. I read somewhere that the Kosher meal catered out of the UK is quite good. Since I have had enough of the Panini / Breaded Chicken Salad, I thought I'd try something different.
On Manage My Booking, I selected the special meal with ease. In addition to Kosher, there are quite a number of other meals however from what I understand there really is only one other meal that covers all the other definitions. Someone beside me once had the Asian Vegetarian Special Meal and it looked pretty nice!BA835 – Dublin to London Heathrow (DUB-LHR)
11 August 2017
Airbus A321 G-EUXC
Seat: Club Europe 1A
Departure: 12:50 Arrival: 14:25
In Dublin, boarding is from the 200 gates which means you go downstairs and across the tarmac to the aircraft. It has been like this for a little while now and I am lucky it is summer. Less rain! People boarded from both the front and rear door which meant it was soon time to button up, get a hot towel, watch the safety demonstration and take-off.
Having no idea what to expect, it is interesting when the Cabin Crew hand you a completely sealed tray. Once you take off all the plastic, you remove a lid. Each dish inside is also sealed with plastic lids and the bread plate is sealed with plastic wrap. Let’s have a look at it.
The label indicates what is inside. ENTREE – Beetroot Marinated Smoked Salmon with Halibut Balls and Salad. A Roll. Chocolate Mousse for dessert. Non dairy spread and non dairy creamer. Coffee, Tea, Sugar, Salt and Pepper. I like beetroot and I like smoked salmon and the combination was perfect. Lovely halibut balls too! My favourite part was the chocolate mousse though. Bursting with chocolaty goodness and so filling! Really a very delicious meal!
Leg room in the first row is more substantial than the rest of the aircraft so I like sitting there when possible.
A small leaflet is included in the Kosher meal box from the food makers, Hermolis. This is addressed to the passenger and you can see this below. As I am not Jewish, some of the terminology is unfamiliar to me. I looked it up though!
Here is a run through as I understand it. “glatt kosher” means completely kosher. “kashered” – to make plates, mugs, dishes and so on kosher by cleaning them a certain way. “halacha” – Jewish law based on the Talmud. “Kashrus” – Jewish dietary laws. “herscher” – Rabbinical product certification, the company that makes elements of a meal in this case, I think.BA830 – London Heathrow to Dublin (LHR-DUB)
13 August 2017
Airbus A319 G-EUPY
Seat: Club Europe 1A
Departure: 14:15 Arrival: 15:40
Afternoon tea in Club Europe is a choice of three finger sandwiches and a cake or a Ploughman's Lunch with soda bread and a cake. I really really really miss the scones
which used to be offered along with the finger sandwiches. I could have no finger sandwiches and just scones and be very happy. Anyway, let's see what the Kosher afternoon tea is.
Once in the air the service is exactly the same. A wrapped tray is presented and you’re asked if you would like anything to drink. Champagne for me of course!
It is listed as COLD PLATE: Deli Meat. Dessert is Chocolate Brownie Slice which, as you can see, it is not. No problem of course, the substitute is very good. The sandwiches are totally fine as well with slightly thicker bread than the standard.
The Kosher Meal served on British Airways Club Europe at lunch time is excellent. The portions seem to be a little more generous then the usual meal without being too obvious. It is nice to have something different to eat, especially when it’s so delicious.
For Afternoon Tea I wouldn’t bother with the Kosher meal as it is virtually the same as the finger sandwiches already on offer. That being said, it is tasty and filling so there is nothing wrong with it at all. Remember, for the full selection of pictures for these two flights, please click here.
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