July 12, 2024

Delta refreshes onboard service

Delta is kicking off the new year with a refreshed onboard food and beverage menu.

The new menu features the return of the Delta One dessert cart, espresso martinis, premium rosé wine, plant-based cheesesteak, seasonally inspired items, and more. 

“Your onboard meal or beverage should be no different than your go-to restaurant at home, and that’s why we’re constantly reinventing our onboard service at Delta – we always want to surprise and delight our customers with seasonal and fresh menu options,” said Kristen Manion Taylor, S.V.P. of In-Flight Service at Delta.

“From delicious Spanish tapas plates to refreshing rosé, there is something new for everyone to enjoy.” 

These additions build on Delta’s extensive food and beverage programme, which includes Du Nord Social Spirits; a variety of vegetarian menu options in partnership with Impossible Foods; partnerships with three James Beard Award-winning chefs and onboard wine offerings with Imagery Estate Winery, led by award-winning female winemaker Jamie Benziger. 

The latest menu refresh brings regional touches like traditional afternoon tea and tapas to pre-arrival menu selections, while seasonal additions feature comforting meals from favourite restaurants like New York’s Gramercy Tavern. 

The Delta One dessert cart includes plated desserts, fruit and cheese plates, and a build-your-own ice cream sundae. Passengers can indulge with items like opera cake with chocolate ganache; Cowgirl Creamery wagon wheel, Midnight Moon gouda, and grapes; and a vanilla ice cream sundae with a choice of toppings like whipped cream, cookie crumble, fruit compote and chocolate chips. 

New to additions to the drinks menu include La Fête du Rosé, a premium rosé label produced by La Fête Wine Company in partnership with the winemakers of Château Saint-Maur. This pastel pink wine is perfectly balanced with a silky palate of vibrant strawberry grenadine and currant, ending with remarkable freshness. 

La Fête du Rosé is a Black-owned brand, and its founder Donae Burston works to advocate for underrepresented and underserved communities.

Also new onboard is Tip Top Proper Cocktails’ Espresso Martini – a strong and smooth cocktail made in partnership with Counter Culture Coffee.

Tip Top has been Delta’s onboard cocktail partner since 2021 – and starting this year, the brand will bring on more cocktail flavours in a rotational program. This will include classics like Tip Top’s Old Fashioned, Espresso Martini, Bee’s Knees, Negroni and more.  

For food, First Class and Delta One passengers on select flights are now enjoying seasonal and local menu items.

Passengers departing from New York-JFK will now have the option to pre-select Questlove’s Cheesesteak™️ made with Impossible™️ and pickle relish. They can also enjoy Gramercy Tavern’s signature kielbasa with crushed fingerling potatoes, brussels sprouts and Dijon mustard, served with a marinated yellow beet salad with walnut pesto and ricotta. 

For those flying out of Los Angeles, Chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo are serving up their chicken piccata with lemon caper sauce and Calabrian Caesar salad.  

Passengers flying out of select markets can pick from vegetarian options like Chef Mashama Bailey’s roasted sweet potato tagine with chermoula sauce.