Dining on Emirates: World’s largest flying restaurant

Observer Report

Islamabad/Dubai

Emirates serves more than 100 million meals a year with the same attention to detail in First, Business and Economy Class. Catering for more than 55 million dine-in guests a year travelling to and from 144 cities across 6 continents, no one understands global culinary trends better than Emirates as it serves destination-inspired cuisine onboard the world’s largest flying restaurant.
With a catering investment of US$1 billion per year, Emirates runs a round-the-clock kitchen with 1,200 chefs based in Dubai whipping up 12,450 recipes. The finely-tuned operation caters 590 flights a day with authentic local cuisines giving customers a taste of the destination they are going to.The airline also works closely with 25 catering partners around the world to provide the same quality of food for its Dubai-bound flights.
Emirates’ focus on local flavour means it has food available from every region it flies to. Flights to Pakistan for example, offer authentic Pakistani cuisine served with specialties like raita, chutney, naan, paratha and traditional pickles to ensure an unrivalled food experience on board.
To keep up with regional and seasonal food trends, Emirates changes its onboard menus monthly and continually reviews its recipes.
Emirates focuses on simple, well cooked dishes that emphasise fresh ingredients of the highest quality.The airline brings the finest products on board through long standing partnerships worldwide, and supporting local suppliers and artisans.
This includes sourcing over 15,000 kilograms of Persian feta from the Yarra Valley in Australia each year. The olive oil served on board is exclusively from carbon neutral producer Monte Vibiano in Italy, a partnership that is now more than 15 years old.
Coffee and tea are the twomost widely consumed beverages on board for Pakistanis. Emirates has been serving Dilmah tea across all its cabins for the last 25 years. Over 9.6million tea bags are used each year with more than 10 tea varieties on offer, including an exclusive blend created for the airlineserved in First Class called the Emirates Signature Tea.
Illy and Nespresso coffee can be found in premium cabins, where espressosand cappuccinos are the most popular requests. For Pakistan flights in premium cabins, Emirates serves other traditional beverages like Nimbu Pani, Mango Juice and Lassi.

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