Sweet or savory: More options, new snacks and chef-designed meals coming on board for summer

6/3/2024 11:33:36 AM

Delta-chef-curated menus-624x312.jpgFrom chef-curated menus to allergen-friendly snacks and the latest iteration of our award-winning rotational wine program, here’s a look at what Delta customers can dig into this summer.

Just as summer is a time to escape routine and explore unfamiliar destinations, this season, Delta is ready to introduce you to exciting new flavors on board.

“Our onboard food and beverage service is an integral part of the customer journey,” said Kristen Manion Taylor, S.V.P. of In-Flight Service at Delta. “We know customers crave variety along with a taste of the familiar—that’s why our goal with every seasonal menu refresh is to balance new flavors with reimagined classics, all while maintaining our high standards of quality.”

And now that Delta Premium Select customers have the option to pre-select meals before travel, premium customers have more in-flight dining options than ever before.

From chef-curated menus to allergen-friendly snacks and the latest iteration of our award-winning rotational wine program, here’s a look at what customers can dig into this summer.

Bon Appetit

Asian favorites as imagined by Chef Jereme Leung
Global restaurateur and pioneering chef Jereme Leung is known for combining culinary traditions with modern international elements for a truly unique fine-dining experience. With the June launch of Delta service from Seattle to Taipei,* Delta One customers can sample Chef Leung’s hearty takes on Asian classics like braised beef brisket with stir-fried beans and Chao Zhou preserved olives, potato, tomato, and steamed rice; avocado and crab meat salad with tobiko fish roe; and soup noodles with minced pork, shiitake mushrooms, greens and carrots.

*Also available SEA – PVG and DTW – PVG

A twist on Southern tradition with Chef Mashama Bailey
Delta’s partnership with James Beard-award winning chef Mashama Bailey is the gift that keeps on giving. Starting this June, Domestic First Class customers* departing from Atlanta can savor her hearty Southern favorites, like the Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q’s short rib open-faced sandwich with sweet pickles and a side of cheddar and broccoli, or the Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q smoked chicken salad with cabbage and beet slaw, crumbled queso fresco and toasted pepitas. Top it off with banana pudding for a true down-home delight.

*Available on board and via Pre-Select* on select domestic flights over 900 miles (*Pre-Select not available on A321neo).
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Menu items have been styled using exact ingredients and portions served on board.

Now boarding: Delicious flavors by route
Wherever your travels take you this summer, Delta is serving up delicious, regional favorites across the network for premium cabin customers.

Flying back to the U.S. from the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024? Delta One customers departing from CDG to the U.S. have their choice of roasted chicken breast with chicken jus, artichoke-filled pasta with tomato cream sauce, and more. Finish it off with a Paris-Brest with praline cream and almonds for a meal that’s si bon.

Plus, from July to August, Delta One customers departing Paris can sample two limited selections from Guy Martin, chef of Le Grand Véfour restaurant in Paris, which has previously been awarded three Michelin stars. Savor the rich taste of slow-cooked lamb shoulder in rosemary sauce with summer vegetables, or haddock served with tarragon polenta, asparagus and buttered peas in shellfish sauce.

Chef Martin, a self-taught prodigy highly decorated in his native France, is also the author of numerous cookery books and the host of the television program Épicerie Fine.

For Delta One customers flying JFK to LAX or SFO, Union Square Events, a Danny Meyer concept, is serving up tasty treats like pastrami short rib with BBQ jus and chicken scarpariello with roasted lemon. Available through Pre-Select

Delta Premium Select customers on select transoceanic routes departing U.S. can enjoy globally flavored delights like makhani chicken curry with tomato chickpea stew and three-cheese manicotti with Bianco DiNapoli tomato sauce. Available for Pre-Select

More choice for pre-arrival entrees
Feeling salty or sweet? Now customers flying in Main Cabin and Delta Comfort+® can choose between a sweet or savory option for their pre-arrival entrée on long-haul international flights. Varied selections include a spinach, egg and cheese calzone or a chocolate hazelnut calzone.

Good food that’s good for you
Domestic First Class and Delta One* customers can indulge in the limited selection Wellness Entree, designed with a focus on lean protein, whole grains and fresh vegetables—without the nine major food allergens. This hearty, simply prepared roasted chicken comes with quinoa, green beans, roasted carrots and Roma tomato.

*Available in First Class and Delta One on select domestic routes over 900 miles and on Delta One on select transoceanic routes. Limited Selection; only available through Pre-Select (Pre-Select unavailable on A321neo)

Say hello to new snacks
Main Cabin customers can sink their teeth into a soft-baked 88 Acres Dark Chocolate Sea Salt bar, rolling onboard in late May. This deliciously savory treat delivers a homemade cookie taste, without gluten or nuts.

Cheers!

Lean back, relax, and raise a glass with new and returning beverages on board for summer.

Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA
This neatly balanced amber-bronze beer, bursting with tropical, fruity flavors, comes onboard this summer as a permanent offering.

Wine Down
Susana Balbo Signature Malbec: This July, August and September, Delta One customers can enjoy elegant flavors from female winemaker and Malbec Master Susana Balbo – like this variety with brambly wild berry fruit and hints of licorice.
Delta One international, July – Sept.

Chateau La Mouline Moulis-en-Médoc AOC: Red lovers, rejoice – from a spectacular Bordeaux vintage known for its succulence and designated a Cru Bourgeois Supérieur, a rich and complex blend of cabernet sauvignon and merlot.
Delta One, June & July

Rosé, all day: The return of Gerard Bertrand Cote Des Roses to Delta One is sure to delight rosé lovers, with its salted watermelon and pomegranate notes.
June – August

Argyle Pinot Noir: From the Willamette Valley region of Oregon, this wine’s cherry fruit and rose petal floral notes make it a returning customer favorite.
Delta One select routes, June - Aug
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