Food for thought: new Qantas first class lounge menu for summer

Food for thought: new Qantas first class lounge menu for summer

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.

Read: How seasonal menus are crafted for the Qantas First Lounge

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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David Flynn
David Flynn is the editor of Australian Business Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.
 

7 comments

  • TheRealBabushka

    TheRealBabushka

    13 Dec, 2013 11:18 am

    Cheers David. You're a star!

    I was just thinking about the menu for a flight next weekend! It would appear that you've read my mind!

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  • BNE0077

    BNE0077

    13 Dec, 2013 02:55 pm

    I think being in the lounge its the only time where I would welcome an extended flight delay.   Menu is always grea especiallytif you travel in two or with a better half so you can at least sample more of the menu without too much guilt ! :)

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  • moa999

    moa999

    13 Dec, 2013 03:16 pm

    Interesting. Gotten rid of the sholder breakfast/ lunch choices, and also dumped some of the sandwiches that had been added.

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  • Jase Croll

    JaseCroll

    13 Dec, 2013 03:53 pm

    Nooooo - not the Pavolva, was amazing the last time I was in there.

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  • TheRealBabushka

    TheRealBabushka

    13 Dec, 2013 05:09 pm

    The Pavlova was amazing but if Jamie Oliver is promoting it for Woolies with Australian "stoned fruit" then I guess it's not cool enough for Qantas.

    Although I'd imagine stoned fruit would be better than a stoned chef...*hint* *hint* Nigella....

    LOL

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  • undertheradar

    undertheradar
    Banned

    14 Dec, 2013 01:38 pm

    ive created some of my best dishes when ive been stoned LOL

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  • gippsflyer

    gippsflyer

    13 Dec, 2013 09:01 pm

    Yes, thanks David. Just the thing for an upcoming trip!

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