Virgin Atlantic will launch its new Spring/Summer menu across all cabins from April 5 2023.
New additions to the Upper Class menu include lobster and crab tortellini, vegetarian poke bowl and a classic Pimms summer pudding. The extra bites menu takes the spotlight, as the airline introduces a club sandwich, filled with applewood cheese, house slaw and seasonal leaves on brown bread served with salted crisps. An aloo tikki is also available, with pepper pakora with tomato and onion salad, accompanied by sweet tomato and chilli chutney.
A tempting new strawberries and cream flavour of Northern Bloc ice cream will also join the menu, aiming to transport passengers to sunshine.
Virgin Atlantic has also announced it will fly the renowned rosé, Whispering Angel, for six months from April 5. Upper Class passengers will be able to relax with a chilled glass of Côtes de Provence, taking in the flavours of grapefruit and citrus. From the same date, Upper Class passengers will also be able to sip on teapigs peach iced tea – an all-natural blend of juicy peach with teapigs’ black tea base.
Premium passengers will be able to choose between chicken pie and a spinach & ricotta tortellini with sage butter sauce, roasted pumpkin and caper panko crumb. A passionfruit and mango cheesecake garnished with coconut is on offer for dessert. Honey barbecue chicken thigh with Portuguese rice and steamed vegetables will be served in Economy alongside a farfalle pasta in a spinach ricotta cheese and roasted garlic sauce.
The Easter bank holiday weekend will see Cocoba chocolate lollies loaded in all cabins on flights departing the UK for the US and Caribbean, from April 7-10.
Virgin Atlantic will also mark the UK King’s Coronation in May. Passengers in Upper Class on May 6 will be welcomed with a mini bottle of Lanson Black Label champagne, and from May 6-8 passengers in all cabins on flights departing the UK for the US and Caribbean will be treated to a packet of specially created Joe & Seph’s Kings Coronation raspberry and white chocolate coated popcorn.
The commemorations don’t stop there, as the airline will fly a special Mile High Tea in Upper Class and Premium over the weekend in honour of King Charles. It will include three finger sandwiches with fillings of dill cream cheese and roasted peppers, cheddar cheese, pickle and mixed leaf and vegetarian coronation chickpea. Sweet treats include a warm scone with clotted cream and strawberry jam, and a trio of mini patisseries; a raspberry and rosewater macaroon, a calisson white chocolate and earl grey ganache, and a red, white and blue Battenburg.
Corneel Koster, Chief Customer and Operating Officer, Virgin Atlantic said: “We’re pleased to mark the return of warmer days with an enhanced food and drinks service onboard. At Virgin Atlantic we’re always working to create unique and personal experiences for our customers
, and delicious dishes and refreshments never go unnoticed.
“Delighting our customers is what our teams do best; offering fantastic and extensive choice in our Clubhouse and onboard, with special touches to celebrate momentous occasions. We will continue to develop our offering, to delight our customers as they do business, visit family, or seek the sun.”