November 20 2023  |  Catering

Emirates brings Thanksgiving flavours to inflight menu

By Jane Hobson

Emirates is serving up Thanksgiving classics for the holidays

Emirates has unveiled special inflight menus on flights from Dubai to the United States and the United States to Dubai between November 23 to 30 to celebrate Thanksgiving. Traditional festive fare will also be served in Emirates’ airport lounges across Dubai, Boston, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco from November 18 to 25.

In its press release on November 20, Emirates said that passengers in First Class will enjoy elevated traditional dishes like sweet potato soup with succulent poached lobster and chives, followed by Thanksgiving turkey leg roulade with pumpkin purée, cranberry jus lié, brussels sprouts, steamed green beans, glazed baby carrots, veal bacon strips and roasted pecans.

For dessert, First Class passengers can sample warm apple fritters with mascarpone cream and cinnamon sugar, key lime tart accented with raspberry coulis. They will also have the option to try toffee apple and pecan cake with vanilla curd, cherry compote, marshmallows and pistachios.

In Business and Premium Economy Class, sweet potato soup with roasted pumpkin oil is the appetizer of choice. The Thanksgiving menu’s main course consists of sliced sous vide turkey, class cornbread, pumpkin purée, cranberry jus lié, brussels sprouts, baby carrots and roasted pecans. For dessert, passengers in these classes can enjoy a hearty spiced apple cake with date compote and raspberry curd.

In Economy Class, the special menu consists of chicken roulade with cranberry jus lié, green peas, mashed parsnip with carrots and baked potatoes with butter and parsley. Dessert offerings include pumpkin delice with cinnamon cream, or toffee apple and pecan crumble served with salted caramel sauce and marshmallows.

For breakfast in First, Business and Premium Economy Class, passengers travelling on the select dates will awaken to the scent of cinnamon pancakes served with seasonal apple and cranberry compote, topped with a dollop of pumpkin cream. Complimentary blueberry muffins and aromatic cinnamon rolls round out this special breakfast menu.

On the Emirates A380 flights from Dubai to Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington DC, passengers can also savour the flavors of Thanksgiving in the onboard lounge with pecan cupcakes topped with cream cheese frosting or Snickerdoodle Blondies. Of course, there is also a selection of premium whiskeys, cocktails, wine and champagne available.

Between November 18 and 25, passengers can also celebrate Thanksgiving at the Emirates Lounges in New York, Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Travellers will be invited to experience authentic Thanksgiving dishes of rosemary and sage turkey breast with lemon, green olive, and fig stuffing, accompanied by candied sweet potatoes, marshmallow-toasted pecans, roasted winter vegetables of carrots, brussels sprouts, parsnips and pumpkin. For dessert, passengers can enjoy pistachio and pumpkin-spiced baklava.

Emirates Lounges in Dubai will be offering roasted turkey breast with cranberry sauce, stuffing, glazed chestnuts, new potatoes with rosemary and paprika, roasted root vegetables with brussels sprouts and pumpkin tarts, for dessert.

For passengers who want to watch the top NFL games this holiday, Emirates offers a wide array of content within 6,500 channels of on-demand entertainment on ice, 80 Academy Award® winning films, over 2,000 movies, 650 TV shows, and 4,000 hours of music, podcasts, and audiobooks across 40 languages. This includes the ability to watch the Philadelphia Eagles vs. Kansas City Chiefs, Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions and Washington Commanders vs. Dallas Cowboys over the Thanksgiving period via Sport24.

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