Emirates EK133 – Dubai to Moscow 3640 kms
The next leg of my Trans Siberian Trek is Dubai to Moscow on EK133, another Emirates Boeing 777-300ER in First Class, this time in seat 1A. Another old school boarding via the stairs.
It was a bit hazy in Dubai .
First up was a glass of 2006 Dom Pérignon Rose. Loved it, so did not say no when I was offered another glass. 4.5 out of 5
In partnership with Dom Pérignon chef Marco Fadiga, we present small bites inspired by the region
Grilled venison with cranberries
Smoked Scottish salmon with chives and avocado cream
Bleu d’Auvergne on gingerbread with spiced apricot chutney
Presented with a traditional selection of finely chopped onion,
grated egg, sour cream and lemon, served with melba toast and blinis
I went for the Caviar. Is there a better way to start a flight to Moscow than with Caviar and Dom?
Served with Arabic bread croûtons
Chicken and Lemongrass Consommé
With rice vermicelli and vegetable julienne
Traditional Arabic Mezze
A spread of local savoury dishes including houmous, muhammara, loubieh bil zeit, shanklish salad, moutabel, tabouleh, stuffed vine leaves and cheese kibbeh with walnuts
Selection of Smoked Fish
Tuna pastrami, salmon, scallop and halibut, served on quinoa salad with horseradish cream
My next course was the smoked fish. WoW, great combination, have never had Tuna Pastrami before, the smoked scallop was the star!
Sundried Tomato Crusted Chicken
Sliced and served chilled with kohlrabi and green papaya salad
We can create a salad of your choice with toppings including veal rashers, shredded carrot, cherry tomatoes and bocconcini, dressed with creamy French vinaigrette or olive oil with balsamic vinegar, or to make your salad a light meal we can add grilled salmon or chicken schnitzel
Braised Veal Cheeks
Served with steamed carrots, green beans and horseradish mash
Russian-style minced chicken patties, served with vegetable napoli, sour cream and crushed potatoes
Seafood marinated in a traditional Emirati spice blend, served on fragrant rice
For my main course I had the Seafood Machbous. The aroma of spices as the plate was served was amazing, really enjoyed this as well.
Mediterranean Vegetable Ravioli
With sage butter sauce, tomatoes, olives and shaved pecorino
Grilled prawns served with shellfish sauce and wild rice with cardamom and citrus zest
Mashed potatoes with chives
Broccoli with honey‑roasted pumpkin
Sautéed spinach with roasted garlic
Steamed basmati rice
All our meals are served with freshly baked and toasted bread
Chocolate Ricotta Pudding
Topped with crumble and served with whipped cream
White chocolate mousse with raspberry filling, on a layer of almond genoise
An assortment of fresh cut fruit
Your choice from our selection of seasonal boutique cheeses,
served with crackers and accompaniments
Premium, aged Dutch gouda made from goat’s milk, with a bold flavour and smooth caramel finish
Bleu des Basques
A rich, creamy and earthy French blue cheese with a spicy and floral finish
Soft washed-rind French cheese with a red bloomy rind and
rich, creamy and mellow flavour
Belton Farm Red Fox
Handmade red leicester with an intense blend of sweet and nutty flavours
and a trademark hint of crunch
Produced in the Basque countryside, this smooth and creamy cheese is
flavoured with warm, spicy chilli pepper
Yarra Valley Dairy Marinated Feta
Creamy and salty cow’s milk cheese, marinated in garlic, fresh thyme,
bay leaves, peppercorns and olive oil
A great meal made even better by the awesome service of the EK133 crew.
With the Smoked Fish I had two wines
Started with the August Kesseler Lorcher Schlossberg Riesling Alte Reben 2016, which was not bad, a 3.5 out of 5
The second wine was the Cervaro della Sala 2016, a better match for the smoked fish. Gave this a 4 out of 5
With my main course I had the Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle 1998. Great drop, gave it a 4 out of 5
To round of the wines I finished with a Vin de Constance Klein Constantia 2013. Just awesome, another 4 out of 5
Dubai to Moscow on EK133
Really enjoyed this flight, the crew were attentive and friendly and never seemed rushed like on EK655, which I put down to the 1 hour plus of turbulence where the crew were also required to buckle up. You really can’t go wrong in Emirates First Class.
Next up is Moscow and dinner at the White Rabbit Chef’s Table.
Will be posting my full wine reviews shortly.