- Other meal reviews:
3 Cheese Pasta Dinner
Steak and Potatoes
Cold Salmon with Rice
Asian Chicken Salad
Chicken Salad & Pasta side
Lemon Chicken (nasty – AVOID)
Meatballs with spinach & ricotta cheese
I am not shy about the fact that, most times, Delta food really is good. Wait! What? Airline food is good? Are you crazy? Yeah, it really is quite good.
The Delta burger is not bad at all. My wife has never had it and keeps telling me it is mythical and does not exist. The Delta calzone is one of my favorites and is most times loaded with pepperoni (I just wish it had more sauce included). The cold Delta steak is one of the best meals I have had on a flight ever.
Folks these meals are all on DOMESTIC flights not international or transcon flights where the food is even better. Yep, Delta does food right. Well, most times.
What you see at the top of this post is one of the new meals Delta is trying. This one Delta is a “swing and a miss” to use a baseball comparison. Here is what it is:
- Pork and beef meatballs (fat is flavor so the mix works)
- Cheese, tomato sauce and ricotta
- Sautéed spinach
- Crispy custinin on top
- Corn & tomato based soup
- Toffee almond cookie
Keep in mind folks I am of Swedish heritage and I have had my share of meatballs in my life (no Swedish meatball jokes please). These were OK. They were moist but could have used a bit more spice and flavor. The cheese, tomato sauce and ricotta were also just OK.
However the crostini on top was soggy and not good. The sautéed spinach was just nasty. They should have considered another side that could have paired better.
The soup and cookie on the other hand was great and I would have enjoyed a second helping of either or both. I also have to say this is the first time I have ever received a larger soup spoon in addition to the small spoon inside the Bon Appétit napkin and silverware.
I am thrilled Delta is expanding the choices and I applaud them for all they do to provide good tasting meal choices at 500 MPH up in the air. This choice has potential but needs help! Have you tried this new Delta meal choice? Did you enjoy it more than me? – René
PS – I have a question in to Delta CORP about FEBO as two FAs on my last trip verbally announced to the 1st class cabin that FEBO is now the RULE at Delta. I will post if they ever get back to me if there has been a change or a memo!
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