December 10 2020  |  Catering

Holiday fare selected for Emirates meal service

By Rick Lundstrom

Customers in First and Business Class can enjoy roasted turkey breast and apricot stuffing, roast potatoes with creamy brussels sprouts with turkey bacon and cranberry jus lié.

Passengers can kick off their travels in the Emirates lounge in Dubai International Airport with a range of traditional Christmas dishes including roasted turkey, and a wide selection of festive sweets like stollen cake.

On board, the signature festive menu is also making a comeback. Passengers traveling from Dubai to select routes in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Europe, the United States, Brazil, South Africa and the Philippines, can enjoy a taste of Christmas on board.

Passengers in Economy Class will be able to indulge in a festive meal of roasted turkey with mashed potatoes, green peas, baby carrots and cranberry jus lié prepared by Emirates' award-winning chefs. For dessert, Emirates will serve chocolate mousse with a Mandarin orange compote.

In First and Business Class passengers can enjoy roasted turkey breast and apricot stuffing, roast potatoes with creamy brussels sprouts with turkey bacon and cranberry jus lié. For dessert, passengers will be served festive sweets such as a Santa inspired chocolate cranberry cake or a chocolate gingerbread cake.

Young travelers across all classes can also pre-order a specially prepared turkey dinner over the festive period.

Emirates is also adding a special touch on board for those who may have missed Christmas markets this year. From December 23-25, passengers traveling in First and Business Class can enjoy mulled wine served with garnishes like cinnamon sticks, red currants and orange slices. In premium classes, passengers will be served hot chocolate with special trimmings to customize as they wish like marshmallows, white and dark chocolate, strawberries and raspberries. The hot beverage is served with fresh Christmas bakes including cranberry, pistachio & white chocolate cookies, spiced gingerbread snowflake cookies and gingerbread houses.

On Christmas eve and Christmas day, Santa's helpers – Emirates' cabin crew - will be giving away edible holiday gifts in all classes to put everyone in a festive mood. In First Class, customers can savor a special holiday cupcake and in Business Class customers will receive a gingerbread Christmas tree cookie with marzipan cane. In Economy, customers can munch on chocolate truffles.

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