Glacier 51 toothfish makes Qantas 1st Class menu

September 16, 2014

Flying first class with Qantas over the next few months? Then you’re in for even more of a treat than usual as the seasonal menu turns to the flavours of Spring.

“Many of the dishes are new to this particular menu” says Roger Barstow, one of four chefs from Neil Perry’s Rockpool Group who work with Qantas to shape its international inflight dining.

The star of the new Spring menu for QF1, Qantas’ flagship Airbus A380 service to Dubai and London, is be the pan-fried Patagonian toothfish served with zucchini, chilli and tomato scapece, polenta and pine nut pesto.

The toothfish is from “Glacier 51”, a sustainable fishing zone in the Australian area of the sub-Antarctic region.

Australian Business Traveller‘s Chris Chamberlin sampled the Winter 2014 tasting menu in August on a Qantas A380 from Sydney to Hong Kong, and described it as being “closer to something you’d expect from a Michelin-starred restaurant on the ground than flying high at 40,000 feet.”

-taken from Australian Business Traveller