Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Gordon Ramsey/Plane Food Picnics

Here's Gordon Ramsay, the Scottish chef with the "potty mouth" on all his 
television shows. I have never appreciated his choice of expletives but I do admire a man whose cooking has been awarded 13  Michelin stars in his career.

As Mac and I headed back to Germany from England last month we found that Terminal 5 boasts
a restaurant Mr. Ramsay opened to give weary travelers a better eating choice
than normal terminal fare. 
We thought we'd better try it just to see if that was true.
It was! 
We were happy we stopped in and had a meal before our flight left late afternoon.
But, what made us most happy was the picnic we bought for our flight home.

Mr. Ramsey has come up with a brilliant idea for travelers who are sick of the peanuts
and crackers offered by the flight attendants on your airplane in the economy section.
I'll admit that often I smell the food from FIRST CLASS and wish I was sitting up there and receiving what they were on the flight.
Now there's an answer.
Stop at PLANE FOOD and get yourself a picnic.

These picnic's boast 3 courses for 12 pound 95 p.
You may purchase them in this insulated container from the hours of 7am-9pm

You may choose from 4 starters,
1. Selection of mini breakfast pastries
2. Caesar salad with pancetta and soft boiled egg
3. Antipasti of salami and buffalo mozzarella
4.  Prawn and baby gem cocktail

4 Main Courses
1. Smoked Scottish salmon with an apple, celery and walnut salad
2. Honey-roasted beetroot, goat's cheese and rocket lettace
3. Roasted Hereford rump of beef with green bean salad and mustard
4. Cumbrian honey-roast and Parma ham with slow roast vine tomatos

4 Desserts
1. Fruit salad with vanilla yogurt
2. Chocolate and pecan brownies with creme Chantilly
3. Cheesecake tart with berries
4. English cheese selection with quince and biscuits
(that's crackers for us Americans)

When the steward came by and offered us the normal
Mac and I smiled at each other and took out our picnics.  They were just

"Mac, how did you feel when all the other passengers around us craned their necks to see what we were eating," I asked.
He smiled and winked at me, "Very clever indeed!" he replied.
Do give this a try if you are ever at terminal 5 at Heathrow, unless of course
you are lucky enough to be seated in FIRST CLASS!

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