Qatar Airways launched an exciting new on-board dining experience for its premium customers, starting with its European routes. The new concepts include a newly-designed tableware, in-flight dining menus, cutlery and chinaware that are crafted specially to meet the high expectations of travellers and elevate their experience on board.

Qatar Airways is also putting greater focus on featuring regional influences with the menu design, which now sees the inclusion of new signature dishes to the in-flight menu based on route destinations (such as offering porcini and truffle risotto on Italian sectors). Traditionally prepared Arabic dishes such as kabsa, biryani and flame-grilled meats will feature as a choice option across most routes.

QR DessertsNew signature warm desserts will also be introduced to passengers in the Business Class cabin, in addition to a luxurious afternoon tea experience on board selected routes. Attention to detail has been given to every new concept, from the mini condiment grinders dispensing ground black peppercorns and Himalayan pink salt, to tableware such as the linen-lined bread baskets that house a freshly baked trio of bread.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said that their new concept was designed and produced with the highest attention to detail, to meet the exacting standards of passengers.

Qatar Airways is collaborating closely with local farms and suppliers to produce products for our specific needs, promoting a ‘farm-to-table’ approach. Our in-flight dining menus are designed to align with the four seasons, incorporating the use of locally-grown produce and tapping into authentic foods of local provenance.’

Qatar Airways has also recognised the emerging trend of travellers being more aware of their dietary needs and expressing interests in healthier food options. It fully supports its customers’ desires and will now feature lighter options, such as fresh crisp salads, woodland berries, warm breakfast oatmeal and more. Healthier drink options such as ‘cold pressed’ juice with great flavour combinations will also be available on selected menus during long flights.

The airline has also improved its indulgent treats, including an enhanced caviar service offering for First Class passengers, which is perfectly accompanied with a Balik-style salmon on a bespoke crystal plate.

Pre-Select Dining Option

Qatar Airways launched a highly-successful pre-select dining option last year, where passengers travelling in First and Business Class are able to pre-select one main course from the à la carte on-board menu as far as 14 days in advance and up to 24 hours before take-off. This is in addition to the existing Dine-on-Demand service already available for valued First and Business Class passengers. The pre-select service enables passengers to enjoy even more choice and freedom to create their own dining experience while travelling on selected long-haul flights from Doha.

To pre-select a meal, passengers simply need to log into ‘My Trips’ on the Qatar Airways website and choose from the seasonal menu available on their flight. Meals can also be ordered through the Qatar Airways mobile app.

The Pre-Select Dining option complements the airline’s award-winning Business Class experience, Qsuite, which offers an unparalleled level of luxury and privacy on board a Business Class cabin. First and Business Class passengers can now board their flight in the comfort and knowledge that their pre-selected dish is reserved and waiting for them whenever they are ready to dine, giving them more time to relax and enjoy the airline’s on-board entertainment and amenities.

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