I have to say I am impressed with Delta. You see, Delta has a clock for meals. If you fly out before 9:45 AM you get breakfast in first class (if the flight length is 900+ miles, that is that they call “MEDIUM – LONG FLIGHTS”). If you depart after 9:45 AM you get lunch. Dinner starts at 4 PM.
With those basics in mind, I was booked on a flight from Minneapolis to Mexico City that departed at 9 AM Central Time. The problem is my tummy and I were on Eastern Time. By the time we were up in the air and food service began, it was going on 11 AM for me. I ate my breakfast several hours earlier in the Sky Club; a second breakfast was not what I was looking for.
Then the simply lovely Delta flight attendant told me there were three choices. (Also, when I say “simply lovely,” I mean it. She provided great Delta service and was a joy to be around.)
- An omelet – sigh
- Some oatmeal – sigh
- A cheese plate – errr, what!
I suddenly had a chance for a light lunch option with wine and cheese – sweet. I have a shot of the meal as a featured image in the post but I know sometimes it is hard to see it as the blog kinda zooms in on the photo – so if you want to see it full screen you can use this link to take a look.
Everything was simply nummy and perfect!
The flatbread was great with the side jelly and bites of the sharper cheeses. The apples and oranges were fantastic with the softer cheeses. The grapes were ripe and crisp. The raisins with the almonds were a treat as well (to be 100% fair, the almonds were a little chewy but that is reaching for something tiny to gripe about). Even the pomegranate seeds were a refreshing crunch paired with my last bites.
Having a croissant on the side for what remained left me very satisfied and wanting nothing more.
I wish Delta would allow, when you are close to meal time changes, to have the opportunity in advance to choose from either the breakfast or lunch menus but until or when that happens (or likely not) I am very pleased to see this cheese plate option on any of my flights. – René
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