Cathay Pacific has introduced a new menu for both First and Business Class guests. The new menu is part of a partnership with the Italian Michelin starred restaurant Tosca. For those not familiar the Tosca restaurant is located at the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, the world’s tallest hotel.

Cathay Pacific Business Class

Here are the new menus:

First class

  • Fresh burrata, basil and gold leaf (starter)
  • Octopus terrine, lemon and parsley salad (starter)
  • Tomato soup with egg and truffle (soup)
  • Cannelloni, ricotta and spinach, pancetta and black truffle (entrée)
  • Beetroot tortellini with roasted almonds and baby spinach (entrée)
  • Lamb shoulder, mustard, herb crust and roasted artichokes (entrée)
  • Veal oyster blade, escarole “Alla Napoletana” and potato cake (entrée)

Business class

  • Octopus terrine, lemon and parsley salad (starter)
  • Lobster, almonds, romaine and pink pepper dressing (starter)
  • Beef short rib, tomato Pizzaiola sauce, Neapolitan potato cake (entrée)
  • Veal oyster blade, escarole “Alla Napoletana” and potato cake (entrée)
  • Pan-seared sea bass, veg cake, lentils and wine sauce (entrée)
Cathay Pacific First Class

The new menus are available on all long-haul flights to the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom and South Africa. They are said to be available until late April 30th.

Here are a few press photos of what a select few of the meals will look like:

Lobster, almonds, romaine and pink pepper dressing

Beef short rib, tomato Pizzaiola sauce, Neapolitan potato cake

Octopus terrine, lemon and parsley salad

Veal oyster blade, escarole “Alla Napoletana” and potato cake

 

I will be flying Cathay Business and First Class next week, so I’m quite intrigued to see what the dishes are like. Another thing that surprised me with the new is the fact that Cathay has recently been cost cutting and I’m sure these new menus aren’t ‘cheap.’

Images of the dishes and information courtesy of Cathay Pacific.