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Club World Seat 02J

Quickly on board and our baggage stored we were soon offered pre-departure drinks, and amenity kits, and menus. It was clear that my travel companions were as excited as I was at our holiday over the Atlantic. I had already looked through the menu online and had preordered my main course, but it was good to look again and see what is on offer.
Boarding seemed very rapid and it was not too long before we heard the annoncement of boarding complete.

We were soon welcomed on board by the Captain, and were reminded about the BA seatbelt policy. I looked as my watch as the departure time arrived and we pushed back bang on time. We then taxied to the end of runway 27 L and waited for our chance to take off.
It was only the second time I had taken off in Club World in a forward facing seat. So it felt a little weird. But we took to the air and soon set course to the northwest flying over Gloucester, and Abersoch and Dublin before heading out over the atlantic.

The crew were soon an their feet and offering us our first drinks, a Gin and Tonic please. It was not too long before I had my tray infront of me with the two starters I had ordered, the Salmon and the Soup.  Both were excellent. I then had the Chicken main dish and some cheese and the chocolate tart for dessert. I know piggy me, but it was all good.

 

Scottish smoked salmon and pea and mint soup

Roasted breast of corn-fed chicken

What? An empty glass? Cheese board

Chocolate and amaretto tart

Here is the full menu

Meal Wine
Starters

Scottish smoked Salmon
asparagus, gribiche dressing

Laverstoke Park buffalo mozzarella
basil-marinated heirloom tomatoes
gazpacho

Pea and mint soup

Fresh seasonal salad
broad beans, balsamic onion, radish,
choice of Dijon mustard dressing
or creamy tarragon dressing

Main

Seared fillet of British beef
Lyonnaise potatoes, rosemary shallot
sauce, sautéed chestnut mushrooms

Roasted breast of corn-fed chicken
braised pearl barley risotto,
wild garlic

Asparagus Tortellini
creamy tomatoes and mascarpone sauce
roasted pecans

Desserts & Cheese

Chocolate and amaretto tart
salted caramel sauce

Lemon and lime slice

Warm sticky toffee and date pudding
vanilla crème anglaise

Blueberries and Raspberries

Cheese board
Belton Farm Red Fox
Normandy Camembert
Wensleydale Blue
pecans, quince jelly, biscuits

Champagne

Canard-Duchêne “Cuvée Léonie”
Brut NV

Champagne Besserat de Bellefon Grande
Tradition Brut Rosé NV

White Wines

Domaine Famille Paquet, Macon-Lugny
“Les Charmes” 2018, Burgundy, France

Casa Marin Cartagena Sauvignon Blanc 2018
San Antonio Valley, Chile

Red Wines

James Bryant Hill Pinot Noir 2016
Central Coast, California, USA

Château la Gorce, Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2015
Bordeaux, France

Port

Graham’s Six Grapes
Reserve Port

This was the first time I had flown on the 787 and was impressed with the sense of space on the plane and the view from the huge windows.
I then settled down to watch Tolkien the screen but unfortunately fell asleep, even though I was really enjoying the film.
As we ere arriving after 18:00 local time the Afternoon tea was simplified and did not have scones…
We crossed the over the the coast near Emily Harbour and then continued south west till we followed the St Lawrence River to Quebec City and on towards Montreal. We passed Montreal and the airport looping round Beauhamois to land on runway 06L.

It was then a short taxi to our stand.
The service had been great throughout, with lots of chat and really felt welcomed on board, and nothing was too much trouble for this crew.

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