I’ve blogged about the food I’ve been served on some of the flights I’ve been on. And I’ve blogged about something you can hardly call food. I’ve been called brave by readers of the blog to bring up the subject of the quality of the food on Finnair’s flight and I even expected that some of the blogs would generate a comment or two from someone within Finnair. However, my criticism has been met with absolute silence. I’ve taken this as a good sign. A sign of Finnair being bold enough to let us Quality Hunters write about, what we experience without censoring anything. Thank you for that.
This weekend my three weeks long Europe trip had ended and I was heading back to Asia, where I started the QH journey. The destination was Hong Kong and I was flying Business Class. More than anything else I was looking forward to being served decent food and NOT the Finnair Sandwich as my fellow hunter Wolfgang calls it.
On flight no 1 from Manchester to Helsinki I was being served smoked reindeer rillette on rye bread, which instantly topped my list of best things I’ve eaten on an airplane. The salmon that I had for main course was so-so. It was eatable, but the dill potatoes were impossible to eat as they had been cooked to destruction.
On board on the flight from Helsinki to Hong Kong I decided that I wanted to check out the menu even though I wasn’t at all hungry after the meal I had on the Manchester-Helsinki flight. The flight attendant asked me if I was interested in trying a new test menu that Finnair was trying to introduce called ‘Superfood Dinner’. Anything that is called ‘super’ sounds fine to me so I accepted and I had the most delicious meal.
The entrée was salad with beetroot and giant prawns. The main course was poached pike with mushrooms (chantarelles even!), vegetables, spinach sauce and a side salad. And for dessert the menu offered fresh fruit, berries and organic honey. It was world class!
This was such a delicious and tasty. I couldn’t believe that I had been served this on the same airline that serves this:
In fact, I was so busy eating that I forgot to take a picture of the main course, but I assure you that it was nicely presented and very, very tasty.
This shows a new and very promising future for the Finnair Cuisine that I’ve criticized a lot so far. Now, if the airline somehow can implement the ‘Superfood Menu’ as a choice for passengers on Economy Class that would, in my opinion, be very high quality.