Summer is finally here, and with it a refreshed menu for the Qantas first class lounges at Sydney and Melbourne.
These seasonal menus are a centrepiece of superchef Neil Perry’s approach to dining at the flagship Qantas First Lounges, using the latest produce and giving very frequent flyers a bit of 'surprise and delight' variety by adding new dishes alongside perennial favourites.
So what are some of the new pre-flight delights?
We've noticed a little extra Japanese influence in this summer menu, including an intriguing Tsukemen dipping ramen.
New Western-style dishes to try include pork rillettes with pickled peaches and rocket, and tagliatelle with asparagus, prosciutto, fresh peas, lemon & parmesan.
The ever-popular buffalo mozzarella remains missing in action, alas.
For dessert, the pavlova is swapped out for a berry trifle and a very summer-sounding 'Splice' pine-lime granita with vanilla ice cream. We're sure that both go very well with a glass of the nectar-sweet Noble One or your choice of champagne from Bollinger, Delamotte, Tattinger and Veuve.
Of course, keep an eye on the 'Market Inspirations' section of the all-day dining menu, which typically changes every few days (but always includes a vegetarian meal and a seasonal soup).
If you're visiting the Qantas First Lounge at Sydney or Melbourne through to the end of February 2014, click the links below to download a copy of the menu and start planning your first class feast!
Download: Qantas First Lounge - Summer Menu 2013-2014, breakfast [80kB PDF]
Download: Qantas First Lounge - Summer Menu 2013-2014, all-day dining [80kB PDF]
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