Gourmet hamburgers are all the rage, and British Airways has now elevated the concept to an exclusive burger for its first class passengers.
BA's high-flying hamburger will appear on the first class bistro menu of British Airways' long-range international flights from June.
The airline says the recipe has been honed by its chefs "over the past ten months", and uses three different cuts of British beef (chuck, cheek and onglet) to ensure full flavour even at 35,000 feet, where your ability to taste reduces by 30 per cent.
“Burgers are experiencing a renaissance right now, with pop up burger bars and food trucks opening in all the major cities" observes British Airways chef Mark Tazzioli, who adds they're just the type of 'comfort food' which many passengers enjoy.
“It has taken months of trials to ensure we get the perfect texture and succulence, not just for the British palate, but for the hundreds of other nationalities that fly with us."
"As taste buds are affected at altitude, we have created an original patty, which has proven extremely popular in taste-tests.”
Ingredients in BA's ‘Flying Burger’ include
- 100% British Beef – three cuts of British beef to create a succulent juicy burger that keeps moisture even at altitude
- Monterey Jack Cheese – a semi-hard cheese, particularly favoured by American travellers
- Gherkins – also known as ‘pickles’, these are most popular with customers from Poland and Germany
- Tomato Relish – using tomatoes, raisins and paprika, the smoky relish is popular with British, American and Canadian palates
- Brioche Bun – a sweetened pastry especially popular with French and Italian flyers
It's all served with a side of triple cooked chips and choice of relishes.
BA will also offer a ‘Grounded Burger’ in its First and Concorde lounges, featuring a different recipe for pre-flight dining.
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