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British Airways serves up best of British

Tuck into to a Best of British Menu at 33,000 feet.

British Airways is taking off this autumn with a special ‘Best of British Menus’.

The airline said it wanted to welcome back customers who may not have flown for a while by offering “a really special menu that celebrates the best of Britain.”

This autumn, travellers flying in First and Club World can expect to tuck into a traditional roast served with roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables, as well as lamb hot pot and Welsh rarebit with chutney. The pudding menu will celebrate the British apple season with apple mousse or Granny Smith sorbet compote with vanilla custard and crumble.

The airline has collaborated with British farmers, caterers and producers to create dishes that champion seasonal British ingredients.

Other British classics include chicken pie with mash, pork pie with piccalilli, shepherd’s pie, sausage and mash and chicken, bacon, leek and mushroom pie. Vegetarian options run from butternut squash gnocchi with blue cheese sauce to handmade ricotta mezzaluna with truffle cream.

British Airways’ chefs admit the menus have at times been a challenge, particularly creating Yorkshire puddings and crispy roast potatoes at altitude.

“But our chefs have been working to make it happen, because we know that every British roast dinner should have them,” said Sajida Ismail, British Airways’ head of Inflight.

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