Member since 16 Oct 2012
Total posts 27
A knife and fork. Not plastic, but metal. Together with a starched napkin they are among the last vestiges of fine dining in QF domestic business class. Yet there’s an ever present, unloved piece of culinary artillery too - the dessert spoon.
The unfurling of the napkin to reveal the presence of this spoon elicits an inevitable thrill. Might there be sweets! Could there be a delicious chocolate pudding in the trolly? Perhaps a tarte tarin? Or even a simple panna cotta?
The anticipation isn’t dampened by the underwhelming, canteen style hot meal. The dessert spoon - the precious - holds the promise of a delectable sweet treat. All other culinary sins can be forgiven!
Swiftly the flight attendant rattles back out of the galley with the trolly. Surely now the moment has arrived. The unloved dessert spoon will receive its calling!
Alas no. The attendant sweeps up the tray... dessert spoon and all. No pudding. No tarts. No panna cotta. Nothing. One’s heart sinks.
Only a single, lonely Lindt chocolate remains.
Inevitably, thoughts return to the mysterious dessert spoon. What was it there for? Perhaps to taunt me? Did it serve some bigger purpose?
Maybe these are mysteries only known to the QF caterers.
Member since 22 Jul 2020
Total posts 10
What?! You don't eat your Lindt with a spoon?
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 11 Oct 2014
Total posts 385
Nah - better to pour the sugar for your tea / coffee onto the Desert spoon. The amount of sugar looks distinctly smaller on a Desert spoon, compared to a heaped teaspoon !
Love your sense of humour, RB001.
Member since 28 Oct 2011
Total posts 248
At breakfast time, I generally use the dessert spoon for the yoghurt.
Member since 26 Nov 2012
Total posts 3
I flew QF J yesterday (admittedly I did use points to upgrade as I have an injury and wanted space, so I didn't fork out $700). As I looked at the sad ‘braised pork' on my tray, I mused, how far the mighty have fallen. No dessert or even a fresh salad and a redundant dessert spoon falling out of my napkin
Fresh off my first paid J Rex flight, I could not help thinking, QF needs to step up it's game. If this was an episode of RuPaul, it'd surely be a ‘sashay away' moment.
And I write this from the J lounge in Sydney surrounded by grubby carpet (despite an attendant having just mini-vacuumed) and badly stained cream chairs (I mean, who puts cream in an airline lounge that gets this much use?). Michelle Visage would definitely have something to say...as do I.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 06 Mar 2015
Total posts 244
At least you do get a good meal on a QF flight.
ATM there's no need for any cutlery whatever on a VA J class flight.
Maybe in April we will require the use of cutlery again on a VA J class flight.
Quite a few start up announcements in the last few months so maybe they were buying the necessary cutlery during this waiting time .
One can't rush things now can one ???
Member since 23 Jul 2020
Total posts 22
At least the food is edible on Qantas - this is why I no longer fly Virgin "Business Class"
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