March 2, 2024

Gate Gourmet curates festive menus for top airline partners

Gate Gourmet is offering festive menus specially curated for its airline partners, especially for passengers flying on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Virgin Atlantic will be offering festive meals for passengers travelling in its Upper Class, Premium Economy and Economy cabins from Christmas Eve to Boxing Day.

The main dish in Upper Class is a roasted, sliced turkey breast with rosemary gravy and chestnut stuffing served with glazed baby carrots, cranberry grenadine relish, red potato wedges roasted with rosemary and parsley, roasted Brussel sprouts and pigs in a blanket on the side.

For those who prefer the vegetarian option, Virgin Atlantic will serve Roasted Vegetable en Croute with pumpkin puree. For dessert, there are two traditional Christmas offerings: chocolate yuletide log and the classic mince pie. The airline will also give each passenger a chocolate Lindt Gold Reindeer as they exit the aircraft.

Air Canada will also be treating its passengers to a traditional Christmas meal on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The meal includes sliced roasted turkey breast with turkey gravy, Yukon mashed potatoes with chives, bread stuffing, roasted Brussels sprouts and baby carrots – the traditional meal served in Canada and the US.

Meanwhile, LATAM Airlines is featuring dishes infused with traditional holiday spices and ingredients, including LATAM’s signature roasted chicken with a spice and almond crust, orange and whisky sauce, potato purée with old-style mustard and sautéed vegetables with prosciutto.

Business Class passengers will also have the option of a dessert which includes caramelised spiced apples, ginger biscuits and crème anglaise with whiskey and meringue. On select flights, passengers may opt for the sautéed turkey with old mustard and vegetables with couscous, raisins, almonds and lemon.