- 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
If you are a long time blog reader you know I am, most times, impressed with Delta meals up in the air. Clearly Delta has worked hard with their catering partners to provide quality choices and it shows. This latest meal choice is no exception.
You would think a small-ish steak would be destroyed by an airline but then you don’t fly Delta. This was truly impressive. If I had to be super nit picky I would say it was a smidgen over cooked but again that is more a preference than an issue.
From the grill marks to the flavor and quality of the cut all were just the BEST. If you happen to follow me on twitter you know I am slightly obsessed with my dear grill and when it comes to steak I am really picky and I just cannot say enough good things about this one from Delta.
The roasted red new potatoes were also just about perfect and had a nice seasoning mix on them. Again, if being ultra picky I could have used a few more of them but that is saying something that they were so tasty I wanted a larger portion.
I am not sure what “dry” cheese was on top but it also had a nice flavor and just enhanced the steak and potatoes with each bite. Even the au jus was pleasant and the right quantify to add flavor and yet not turn the dish into a stew. Lastly the baby spinach (maybe that’s what is was) and carrot slivers was not cooked to death and worked with everything else nicely.
The soup was a corn chowder and was OK but not amazing. I understand the sweet paring with the savory main meal and like this kind of attention to detail.
I have to say, I am excited to see what else Delta brings out in 1st class domestic dining in 2016. If I ever get a chance to select the Delta steak and potatoes again, you bet I will. – René
PS – I have received an update from Delta CORP on my question about FEBO, that is, meal service by your flight number and starting in Front Even then Back Odd has not changed in 2016. I was told this has been the same since 2009 so I have no idea why recently I had two Delta FAs announce to the entire cabin they are doing FEBO. But, since Delta has confirmed this is the RULE for Delta, if they mess it up, I would complain and get some free SkyMiles 😉