United to Upgrade In-Flight Dining Offerings

By Jesse Sokolow on 14 October 2015
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United Executive Chef Robin Carr applies a finishing touch to a meal

A United chef applies a finishing touch to a meal

United Airlines announced it will introduce new in-flight dining options. The carrier will offer new dishes in United BusinessFirst, United Business, and United Economy.

When the airline begins p.s. transcontinental flights from Newark Liberty International Airport to both San Francisco and Los Angeles on October 25, new menu items such as roasted duck with stone-ground mustard and fig, peppered goat cheese with pumpernickel bread will be available to passengers traveling in United BusinessFirst, the carrier’s business-class cabin.

Passengers in the cabin will also be able to choose from new dishes including flat-iron steak with grilled broccolini, gigande beans and red chimichurri; duck confit ravioli, mushroom ragout, semi-dried tomatoes and sauteed asparagus; and lamb shoulder with sauteed gnocchi, eggplant confit and lamb jus. Currently, United operates its p.s. transcon flights to San Francisco and Los Angeles from John F. Kennedy International Airport.

On November 1, the airline will begin offering new menu items in its first- and business-class cabins on on flights throughout the United States and Canada, as well as on flights to Mexico, the Caribbean, and Latin America. On flights longer than three hours departing between 1:30 p.m. and 3:59 p.m., United will introduce seasonal entrée salads such as Napa salad with grilled salmon, goat cheese and fig and an arugula salad with Milanese-style chicken. In addition, late-night flights between Hawaii and Houston, Chicago, Newark, and Washington, D.C. will have full dinner service, with new dishes including hoisin short ribs with wasabi grits and stir-fried vegetables.

On late-night flights between Hawaii and Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Denver, the carrier will offer items such as pretzel burger with bleu cheese dressing, arugula and pickled onions. These dishes will also be available on late night flights lasting longer than five hours and 20 minutes.

For coach passengers starting November 1, United will introduce new items available for purchase on flights departing before 8:00 p.m. and those longer than three and a half hours, to most destinations in North America, to Central America, and the northern part of South America, as well as between Honolulu and Guam. New selections will include Southwestern bistro scramble, and Italian sandwich and a French country-style bowl with slow-cooked beef, roasted carrots, onions, parsnips and steamed white rice.

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