The airlines is introducing more vegetarian and plant-based options
Virgin Atlantic is gearing up for the cooler months with a fresh and inclusive menu, set to take flight across their network starting October 4th. The airline’s cosy season menu promises a delightful array of choices, ranging from succulent dishes in upper class to upgraded snacks for all passengers.
In response to evolving dietary preferences, the airlines is introducing more vegetarian and plant-based options, ensuring that all travellers can indulge in delicious inflight offerings. Corneel Koster, Chief Customer and Operating Officer at Virgin Atlantic, expressed his excitement, saying, “At Virgin Atlantic, we’re always looking to create memorable moments onboard, which is why we strive to offer an unmatched, contemporary, and extensive selection of dishes across our cabins.”
Upper-class passengers will be treated to a delectable menu that combines British classics with global flavors. Highlights include succulent serrano ham with roasted squash, pickled red onion, and feta cheese; herb-roasted chicken breast; and roasted trout fillet. The Extra Bites menu takes centre stage with a mouthwatering cream tea featuring both sultana scones and white chocolate and orange scones, complete with clotted cream, morello cherry jam, and lemon curd. Also featured are a delightful bao bun with cashew satay chicken and a spiced lamb flatbread.
In Upper Class, passengers can now ‘build their own breakfast’ with choices including yoghurt, fresh fruit, warm pastries, and a new cereal range featuring artisan granola or fruit and iber. For those looking to catch up on rest, an Express Breakfast, served 40 minutes before landing, offers options like a bacon roll or sweet pastry. New wellbeing drinks make their debut with Real sparkling tea, Perfect Ted matcha, and Lo Bros kombucha. The wine selection showcases a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, a Côtes du Rhône Rosé, and an Italian Villa Borghetti Valpolicella Classico.
Premium Class passengers will be spoiled for choice with an enticing menu featuring options like a homely chicken lasagna, sage and thyme pork stew, and panko-coated tofu with katsu vegetable curry. A British cheese plate with vintage cheddar, blacksticks blue, fig jelly, grapes, olive oil, and sea salt crackers joins the menu. Passengers can also opt for either a sweet or savoury Mile High Tea, with choices such as coconut and blueberry financier and pistachio macaron mini patisseries or mini quiche Lorraine and smoked salmon blini.
Economy Delight passengers now have the convenience of pre-ordering their entrees, a feature already available in Premium and Upper Class. The upgraded Economy menu includes tantalising options like a chicken, leek, and tarragon casserole, creamy spinach and butternut pasta, Cathedral City cheddar and crackers, and a Pots & Co. plant-based chocolate pot.
Virgin Atlantic has also elevated its snack game. Economy passengers can choose from an array of delectable treats, including Walker’s shortbread fingers, vanilla Oreos, Cadbury mini fingers, and Penn State sour cream and chive pretzels. Meanwhile, Upper Class and Premium passengers can indulge in Savoursmiths bubbly and serrano chilli crisps, Yumma peach-flavoured gummy sweets, Creative Nature blueberry muffin bars, Love Raw Vegan caramelised biscuit bars, and more.