British Airways Offers Traditional British Menu on London Flights Celebrating the Olympic Games

May 29, 2012 Katja Presnal

British Airways Olympic Games inspired menu as seen on https://www.skimbacolifestyle.com

British Airways is ready for London Olympic and Paralympic Games and they literally cooked something special for the customers traveling from London with British Airways this summer. British Airways announced Olympic Games inspired menus created by rising star Simon Hulstone. The London Games themed great traditional British menu will be available on long-haul flights from London Heathrow from July in First, Club, World Traveller Plus and World Traveller cabins.

The Olympic Games inspired menu takes inspiration from the airline’s menus dating back to 1948 – the last time the Games were held in London, and the emphasis is on local produce and traditional British dishes. British Airways has been focusing on bringing a better culinary experience and they have been doing research on “height cuisine” and perfecting food served on high altitudes. While the menu consists of popular ingredients from the 40’s, many of the traditional British dishes have been reinvented for a modern day audience – rich in umami. To complement the nostalgic experience there is a special on-board soundtrack you can listen during your flight – featuring uplifting music and commentary from iconic British moments from previous Games.

Great British Menu

Michelin-star chef Simon Hulstone, said:

“It’s an honour to have created a menu that millions of people will experience during the Games – I can’t think of a better platform to showcase British cuisine.”

Simon’s menu includes great seafood dishes like ‘Rillette of mackerel dressed on a pickled cucumber carpaccio with sour dough croutes’ and ‘Fish pie using sustainable sourced hake, dressed with parmesan pomme puree and a warm tartare sauce’.

British Airways Olympic Games inspired menu as seen on https://www.skimbacolifestyle.com, Great British menu

‘Steak and mushroom casserole’ and ‘Braised beef chasseur with young carrots and chateau potatoes’ from the airlines’ 1948 menus are also part of the Olympic menu. Simon has reworked this chasseur dish for a new audience with umami rich ingredients, to become ‘Potted braised beef with a potato and horseradish topping, served with hispy cabbage, baby carrots and roasted shallots with a rich jus’.

In keeping with the drinks list from 1948, Gin from London is also available on-board.

British Airways Olympic Games inspired menu as seen on https://www.skimbacolifestyle.com, Great British menu

View the full menu:
Great British menu

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Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal shows how to live Nordic inspired life to the fullest and plan your dream life. Katja owns Presnal5 strategic marketing intelligence agency and wants to help marketing professionals to combine a dream career and dream life via freelance work.Katja is an award-winning marketing strategist, and a well-known speaker. Katja has lived in five different countries, and seven states in the USA. Her three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners.She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks.

Comment (1)

  1. Naomi

    That looks amazing! So much better than the sad little snack boxes you have to buy on domestic flights stateside…

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