Emirates EK655 – Colombo to Dubai, 3,307 kms
Not a bad way to start a holiday with the first leg of my Siberian Trek a flight on an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER in Seat 1A!
Creamy soup garnished with pumpkin seeds
Traditional Arabic Mezze
A spread of local savoury dishes including houmous, moutabel, shanklish salad, bamieh bil zeit, chickpea salad, muhammara, stuffed vine leaves, potato kibbeh and Arabic bread
Roasted Lemon Chicken
Sliced and served with grilled asparagus and pickled orange salad with ginger Dinner is served with a seasonal side salad
Chicken with Tomato and Ginger Chutney
Served with roasted vegetables and potatoes with herbs
Fish fillet served with spiced tomato chutney, tempered green beans and vegetable fried rice
Braised Beef with Caraway
Served with steamed vegetables and mashed potatoes with herbs
In tomato cream sauce with sautéed vegetables and parmesan
Roasted new potatoes
Blanched baby carrots
Green beans with tomatoes and mushrooms
Steamed basmati rice
Masala pappad, godamba roti, pav and garlic bread
Mango chutney, cucumber raita, yoghurt and Malay pickle
Dense chocolate cake with apricot preserve, served with tropical fruit salad and strawberry coulis
Coconut custard pudding topped with cashew nuts, served with kithul treacle
An assortment of fresh cut fruit
A carefully chosen assortment of fine boutique cheeses from around the world, served with crackers and accompaniments
Fine luxury chocolates
Dom Pérignon 2008 – Pinot Noir / Chardonnay – Champagne, France
Château Pontet-Canet 2005 – Cabernet Sauvignon Blends, Pauillac, France
Dow’s Colheita Port 1978 – Touriga Nacional / Touriga Franca / Tinta Barroca / Tinta Roriz / Tinta Cão – Douro Valley, Portugal
Colombo to Dubai – EK655
My flight from Colombo to Dubai on boar EK655 was very comfortable despite the first hour or so being through some severe turbulence. The crew did a great job of looking after me.
Being able to start my journey with a glass 2008 Dom Pérignon made realise I was actually on holidays!
Really enjoyed the Beef, it was very tender and tasty, was not a fan of the Pontet-Canet, not the best match for the Beef dish.
Next up is a flight from Dubai to Moscow.