World's Largest Plane Serves Menus From The Langham, London


It's hard to squeeze a free bag of peanuts out of a flight attendant these days, let alone be served a gourmet meal. But on British Airways' new twin-deck A380 aircraft — currently the largest airplane in the world — passengers will be lavished with world-class menus designed by one of London's most iconic hotels, The Langham.

To celebrate the A380's route to Los Angeles, those sitting pretty in First will have the option of a five-course tasting menu or afternoon tea menu, and in Club World seats, a three-course menu sourced from the freshest local ingredients. And in true aristocratic style, Champagne will be available to wash it all down. Photo Courtesy of The Langham, London

While the five-course menu features delicacies like lobster, scallops and pork belly, the afternoon tea is especially proper. The elegant sandwiches and pastries mimic those found at The Langham's Palm Court, where Afternoon Tea began 140 years ago. "We always look for special ways to create memorable experiences for our customers and adapting our menu in partnership with The Langham, London as the home of afternoon tea, seemed like the perfect way to commemorate the arrival of the A380," said British Airways' Managing Director Brands and Customer Experience, Frank van der Post.

Check out all of the featured dishes from The Langham, London below:Photo Courtesy of British Airways
First Menu Options
Tasting Menu:

  • Poached lobster with Charentais melon, mango and shiso salad
  • Chicken tea with goji berries
  • Seared scallops with pea puree, asparagus and truffle sauce
  • Braised pork belly and cheek with heritage carrots, peaches, pak choi and lemon grass and lime sauce
  • Praline profiteroles with quince

Photo Courtesy of The Langham, London
Afternoon Tea Menu:

  • Crayfish and fennel in a mini brown roll
  • Egg and mustard cress mayonnaise in a bridge roll
  • Smoked mountain ham and sweetcorn on a mini brioche bun
  • Langham hibiscus and blackcurrant jelly
  • Lemon drizzle cake with lime foam
  • Mango and passion dome with almond sponge
  • English rose macaroon with raspberry and lime jelly
  • Valrhona chocolate brownie
  • Raisin, orange and plain scone

Champagne Menu:

  • Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle
  • Henriot Vintage Brut 2007
  • Balfour Brut Rosé 2007

Photo Courtesy of The Langham, London
Club World Menu Options
Three-Course Menu:

  • Oxspring cured ham with spiced black figs and goat's curd
  • Fillet of beef with parsley crust, garlic mash, Savoy cabbage and red wine sauce
  • Milk chocolate bar with salted macadamia nuts

Champagne Menu:

  • Taittinger Brut Réserve NV
  • Champagne de Castelnau brut Rosé NV
  • Champagne Boizel Grand Vintage 2004

Photo Courtesy of The Langham, London