If you don’t know me yet, my name is Noah Mark and I’m a foodie. I’m the guy that travels the world for food.
I’m the guy that must get the right photo of my food, in the right light, and use the right filter, and if you’re with me I might very well take a photo of your food too!
I love all types of cuisine, from the secret BBQ joint down the street with the common picnic tables, to a 5 star Michelin restaurant with a bill that resembles more of a car payment than a dinner out.
When I first followed René’s blog, many years ago, the idea of flying on a domestic US carrier and receiving an upgrade to first class, along with a meal, seemed all but impossible! Then, by combining my regular travel habits, staying loyal and following some of René’s great travel tips and a few Delta travel cards here and there, I became a Delta Platinum Medallion (PM) and enjoying a meal in-flight became a welcomed reality, and a great one at that!
We all know Rene has always said Delta’s cuisine is tops amongst other domestic US carriers, and I wholeheartedly agree! From the “always reliable” Delta first class omelet, to salads, sandwiches and pastas, these meals really hit the spot at 30k feet. Plus, with great partnerships from Sommelier Andrea Robinson, and chefs such as Michelle Bernstein and Danny Meyer from Blue Smoke, Delta is proving that you can have your chocolate cake and eat it too, with not just a decent meal on board but some dishes you’d be happy to have on the ground as well.
Being an avid blog and forum reader, as well as a heavy social media user, I have taken a special attention to all kinds of inflight meals over the last year or so.
One thing I noticed is that some carriers would serve a full in-flight meal, and then plop a dinner roll or garlic toast on the tray table, or on top of the meal.
I don’t know where that tray table has been, or even the tray the FA brings out for that matter, I think that bread should be on its own plate. I’m a huge fan of bread, sometimes too much ha! So this became a half serious half harmless joke for me and some of my friends in travel social circles. It all started with just a “no bread plate shaming” photo and comment here and there, however since then it’s now taken on a life of its own.
Now let me say that Delta very rarely is an offender of not providing me a bread plate. Although I will say that is not the same for other Skyteam flights, as my KLM and AF flights I recently took did NOT have a bread plate. Just shameful, don’t you think?
Luckily I brought a Delta bread plate with me as a backup (phew)! I did, however, “shamefully” see that just recently Rene was missing bread in a recent photo of his meal!
René, you got some ‘splainin’ to do!
I mean, what is up with that? Could you not wait for just a few seconds for the FA to bring you a basket of fresh, hot and tasty Delta bread? Was this really too much to ask so your faithful readers would not have to “turn away” from your shameless, breadless photo!
PS from René – Oh great, now I am going to have the bread plate song stuck in my head all day – thanks Noah Mark 😉