International Inflight Dining
Award winning wines, prestige champagnes and innovative inflight dining
It's been another a vintage year for Qantas Inflight dining. We're proud to announce Qantas has again taken out four awards at the Cellars in the Sky Awards 2012. Our hand selected wine list won Best Overall Wine Cellar, Best Presented First Class Wine List and shared the award for Best First Class Sparkling and Best Business Class Sparkling.
Airline food and beverage has undergone something of a revolution in the last decade, reflecting increasingly sophisticated consumer palates and expectations. Qantas has been at the forefront of this change, working closely with Australia's most respected winemakers and providores, and introducing programs such as Sommeliers in the Sky.
Enjoy the journey.
Five star dining
With flawless service, an award winning wine cellar and a five star dining menu created by Qantas consulting chef Neil Perry, Qantas have set a new benchmark in dining in First.
Enjoy delicious and innovative cuisine created from sustainable and locally sourced produce and served by our silver service trained cabin staff. Choose from 12 delicious main courses, with the opportunity to indulge in an 8-course tasting menu on selected services.
Celebrate the 15th anniversary of Neil Perry on Qantas with a special menu in First featuring the most popular dishes over the last 15 years. View sample First menu.
Wine and champagne
Qantas is proud to offer our First customers one of the most highly awarded selections of wine in the skies, including two of Champagne's most revered, prestige cuvees from the celebrated 2000 vintage, the Taittinger Comtes De Champagne Blanc De Blancs 2000 and Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill 2000.
Over 300 wines have been carefully selected by a panel of wine industry judges and respected winemakers, including Vanya Cullen (Cullen Wines), Tom Carson (Yabby Lake) and Stephen Pannell (S.C. Pannell).
We pride ourselves on a charismatic selection of cutting edge boutique drops and iconic wines that showcase the diversity and quality of the Australian wine industry. At hand to help you make the right choice in International Business and First are our Sommeliers in the Sky, cabin crew who have been exhaustively trained in all aspects of wine service.
This year, we are pleased to announce that the Qantas First Class Cellar is the recipient of four of the industry's most coveted Cellars in the Sky Awards 2010, including Best First Class Cellar. Experience award-winning wines in First, including:
- Best First Class Sparkling - Comtes de Champagne Taittinger 1999, one of the world's great classics.
- Best First Class Red - Tim Kirk's Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier, from Murrumbateman near Canberra, one the most important advances in Australian Shiraz since the first releases of Penfolds Grange.
- Best First Class White - The multiple award-winning Wigan Eden Valley Riesling 2004, a mature Riesling with dry toast, lime marmalade and wild honey, and a racy palate with a spine of mineral acid driving the finish.
Read more about Qantas' award winning First Class Wine Cellar in the Gourmet Traveller Inflight Guide to Wine.
Dine when it suits you
We have redesigned our International Business menus to offer a contemporary selection of Rockpool inspired small and main plates on all international flights (excluding Noumea and trans-Tasman flights).
Our International Business menus are all about choice. The enhanced menus give you the option to eat something light or a three course meal. You can also choose when you eat, so you can maximise your sleep on board.
Throughout your flight, let our crew prepare you tasty refreshments, such as our signature Chicken Schnitzel and Swiss Cheese Toasted Sandwich, or simply help yourself from our in flight bar, available on all B747-400, A330 and A380 aircraft. Celebrate the 15th anniversary of Neil Perry on Qantas with a special menu in International Business featuring the most popular dishes over the last 15 years. View sample International Business menu.
Our International Business Cellar reflects the pursuit of quality. Consisting of an excellent range of emerging and established wines, it is no coincidence that it was recently voted Best Business Class Cellar in the prestigious Cellars in the Sky 2010 Awards.
Sample the following award winning wines in International Business:
- Coldstream Hills Chardonnay 2008 - a fabulous chardonnay vintage with ripe stone-fruit flavours and incredible depth, intensity and complexity, from the Yarra Valley.
- Penfolds RWT Shiraz 2006 - An intense, bright-fruited and graceful Shiraz from the Barossa Valley with raspberry, dark plum and blackberry flavours. Diametrically opposed in style to its American-oaked stable mate, Grange.
Read more about Qantas' award winning Business Class Wine Cellar in the Gourmet Traveller Inflight Guide to Wine.
A new standard in international travel
With our contemporary international Economy menu, you can enjoy a variety of dining options including healthier choices, presented on stylish Marc Newson-designed tableware. All meals are accompanied by a selection of premium Australian wines and other refreshments.
After dining, settle back to watch the movie with a delicious ice cream. If you're feeling peckish, fresh fruit, water bottles and Refresh packs^ are available, along with our Relax and Unwind service featuring Cadbury's hot chocolate and herbal tea, are available throughout your flight.
On the A380 self-service snack bars are located throughout the cabin, so you can help yourself to a snack or drink whenever you like.
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