We've had a few discussions about the sad state of airplane food, and we all know that first class customers usually get better meals than us lowly coach customers. The food in the front of the plane is usually nicer and presented better than that in the back of the plane, but Hawaiian Airlines isn't happy with just nicer & presented better. They've decided to take their first-clas menu to the next level by offering a three entree "tasting menu" complete with a specially made Pomegranate Passion beverage and mochi ice cream. Hawaiian Airline's President and CEO, Mark Dunkerley, stated:
"People want greater control over their travel experience. That's why we're giving customers more choices in every aspect of their travel on Hawaiian, from booking online to checking in for flights, and now with their dining in First Class."
I wish someone would send me first class to check it out... *sigh*
Since I know that's not happening anytime soon, I'll just have to talk about it instead. There are a total of 20 entrees designed for the tasting menu, but only 5 will be available at a time. For lunch and dinner, FC customers will select three of the five entrees to create their meal. For breakfast they will select two of three entrees as well as a plate of assorted fruit. What if they run out of your option? Oh don't worry, they won't since they bring along one of each per FC person. My theory is if you're really nice and since you've already paid enough to be in FC, they'll probably let you choose 4 (or all 5!) if you ask really nicely. To learn more about the entrees,
The entrees have all been created by award-winning Hawaii Regional Cuisine Chef Beverly Gannon and include Hawaiian Crab Cake with a Zesty Pineapple Salsa, Rock Shrimp and Lemon Pepper Ravioli with Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Sauce, and Chicken Tandoori with a tangy Makhani Sauce.
So if you're travelling from SF to Honolulu, or on any of Hawaiian's eight other West Coast routes, and you're flying first class, you're in for a treat. Those of you flying coach, don't be too sad, Hawaiian still offers complimentary meal service with a choice of one of three entrees designed by Chef Gannon.