Virgin Australia has made a long-awaited upgrade to the preflight meals at its airport lounges, with "six original menus" to be rolled out over the coming months.
The airline promises that these will in turn "continue to be refreshed to ensure variety and choice to the broad range of taste buds that enter the lounges every day."
Next month will also see the launch of themed 'Afternoon Pop Up' menus including options such as classic Vietnamese bahn mi with roast pork, pickled carrot, cucumber chili torched salmon nigiri with teriyaki sauce, seasoned sesame seeds and Japanese mayonnaise.
Virgin Australia exec Mark Hassell says the new menu features "well-balanced dishes that are fresh, unique and full of flavour."
In addition to classic bacon and eggs, Virgin's new lounge menu includes baked beans and hash browns...
... a 'pie and pea mash'...
... and roast beef rolls.
Travellers can also look forward to mid-morning serves of 'Greek yoghurt shots with muesli and fresh fruit toppings' plus cold-pressed vegetable juices.
Also on the menu are:
- Roast Peking duck pancakes served with cucumber, spring onion and hoisin sauce
- Fresh pumpkin tortellini with creamy pesto sauce and shredded parmesan
- Authentic Vietnamese beef pho with noodles, bean shoots, coriander, mint and chilli
Qantas has long held the lead in the domestic lounge stakes with its Qantas Club and Qantas Business Lounge network, both of which have offered more substantial meals and a greater variety of dishes from month to month, including daily 'Island Dining' specials of a morning and evening in the business lounges.
If you're passing through a Virgin Australia lounge and have a chance to try the new dishes, let us know how you rate them!
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