Virgin America Gets Gourmet Meal Makeover

Staff Writer

Virgin America meals just got a mini makeover with new inflight menu offerings for first class, as well as new dishes in the main cabin and a free ice cream offer for anyone flying with the airline! The airline invited chefs from Chefs Feed, the leading food industry media network and platform, to taste the new cuisine which will debut in First Class.

Sampling the new seasonal menu options were celebrity chefs, Hiro Sone (Ame, Terra, Urchin Bistrot), Staffan Terje (Perbacco, Barbacco), Chris Beerman (Citizens Band) and Elizabeth Binder (Former Top Chef contestant and Bar Bambino). First class customers can expect to see dishes such as a grilled mushroom medley with bresaola appetizer and a savory soy ginger marinated salmon salad entrée, while those with a sweet tooth will enjoy San Francisco-based Humphry Slocombe's Chocolate Gold Rush and Butter by Midnight flavor ice creams. Butter by Midnight consists of brown butter ice cream with a blueberry glaze and the Chocolate Gold Rush flavor is dark chocolate ice cream covered in chunks of bittersweet chocolate.

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But don't fret if you are not flying first class, because all passengers, regardless of cabin class, will be able to get a free scoop of ice cream at Humphry Slocombe's San Francisco Ferry Building location. All you have to do is show your Virgin America boarding pass at their store before December 31, 2014!

Customers travelling in Main Cabin from New York’s JFK airport will also be tempted with new menu options including a Marrakesh chicken salad, and on all other flights a new pastrami on marble rye sandwich and an autumn veggie wrap will make their debut. Gourmet treats like sea salt caramel flavored 479° popcorn and cucumber vodka mojitos are also new additions to the inflight menu.

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