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The indefatigable and implacable Travelling Gourmet TM boards an Emirates Airbus A380 jet fly to…
MYSTERIOUS Dubai the City of Gold…I was on EK355 and the Purser announced: Prepare all doors and cross check! It was Sat 11 April 2015. The plane was FULL with some 480 passengers and crew and the engines were humming as the pilot revved them up. It was a full flight so I did not get my usual aisle seat which lets me exit and enter easily. Never mind…one has to adapt in this crazy world. Life is like a poker game..you play to win with the cards you get.
We were on Heading of 205 degrees… and it would be 3655 miles to Rome the Eternal City.
I switched my trusty Titanium Aerospace Breitling watch to Italian Time. This is one of those techniques I use to ensure that I do not get jet lag and can hit the ground running at my destination.
1557 Italy Time: ‘We have Cabin Crew ftom 19 countries speaking 18 Languages on this flight…’ Impressive!
I put on their ICE Entertainment system and started watching “Fino aqui tutti bene”…A hilarious Italian comedy which made me laugh a lot! I like to watch Italian, French and German movies to improve my language skills.The title ‘means so far so good…” ha! ha!
1700 and my Special Seafood Meal was served piping hot after being in their Galley Combi Oven set for 150C.
Smoked Tuna Salad with Vinaigrette and Crabstick and Mayonnaise.
Firm yet tender Cod lounging on Tomato Sauce, cute boiled Parsley Potatoes, Green and Red Capsicum with Eggplant and Onion in the Ratatouille Style. A roll with Laughing Cow Cheese.
For Dessert…Fresh Fruit Salad
To be continued…
The cabin crew are very friendly and good looking too unlike the old, fat, wrinkly and ugly Quantas and Air France crew. I like their service and I like to chat with them in the Galley.
To be continued…
As a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer he has travelled the world in a keen & indomitable pursuit of exotic delicacies & fine wines. His articles have been published in over 20 prestigious publications, both local & international. Dr. Lim has toured and trained in Wine Evaluation & Oenology in most of the world's top wine producing areas from France to Australia. The Travelling Gourmet says, "Gastronomy has no frontier. These are the gastronomic voyages of The Travelling Gourmet. My unending mission. To explore strange new cuisines, to seek out new wines and new culinary experiences, to boldly go where no gourmet has gone before...." Have pen, will travel. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any other information storage & retrieval system, without permission from Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet and/or MSN. Material may be works of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents may be true but may also be products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance whatsoever to actual person or persons, either dead or living, events, or locales may be entirely and purely coincidental and unintentional. No part of this website may be used to villify others or for criminal purposes.
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