Alaska Airlines has launched a new lineup of menu options to bring in the Fall season. Fresh, healthy choices are offered in all cabins. Travellers can enjoy a variety of entrees that are vegetarian, vegan and made without gluten. Half of First Class meals are made without gluten ingredients.
Fan favourites such as the Signature Fruit and Cheese Platter and the Charcuterie Platter continue to be available onboard. New seasonal offering in the main cabin are available on most flights longer than 1,100 miles.
West Coast-based Evergreens is a made-to-order salads company that is headquartered in Seattle. They have created the gluten-free Brusselin’ Vegan Salad. Enjoy a bed of Tuscan kale and crisp romaine lettuce, topped with roasted shaven Brussels sprouts, red quinoa, fresh red peppers, golden raisins, capers and roasted almond slices, served with an agave and apple cider dressing. This is my kind of inflight meal. Healthy and can’t get any fresher.
A tasty sandwich with a fun name – the West Coast Muffuletta is Alaska Airlines’ take on the popular New Orleans classic. Sink your teeth into thinly sliced cured ham, prosciutto and Soppressata on a sesame-crusted ciabatta roll with mozzarella cheese, fresh arugula, and an avocado and olive pesto.
“We take a lot of pride creating new seasonal food options that taste great and that are good for you,” said Todd Traynor-Corey, managing director of guest products at Alaska Airlines. “Many of our guests tell us they love the bright, West Coast flavours that use real, healthy ingredients. For our fall menu, we continue to focus on plant-based, vegan and gluten-free options.”
Aviation Gin from Portland, Oregon joins the spirit selections inflight. Aviation American Gin has been around since 2006 and is backed by Ryan Reynolds who is also co-owner. The smooth, balanced gin is the foundation for the airline’s new onboard cocktail, Wheels Up, a refreshing grapefruit gin fizz. True Grapefruit is used for this cocktail, joining True Lemon and True Lime on board.
Crater Lake Hazelnut Espresso Vodka from Bend, Oregon is back on board. Dark Harvest Wine from Washington State’s Chateau Ste. Michelle Estates Collection is available in First Class. Enjoy the Cabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay. San Francisco’s Anchor Brewing West Coast IPA as well as Seattle’s Fremont Brewing Golden Pilsner joins the selection from West Coast companies.
Folks flying first class on flights longer than 1,100 miles have a variety of new meals for both breakfast and lunch/dinner. Highlights include Apple, Pumpkin and Pork Shoulder Breakfast Hash; Scrambled Egg Breakfast Crepes; Caramelised Onion and Potato Frittata; Asparagus and Shiitake Mushroom Risotto; Sous-Vide Kalbi Beef; Brick Spiced Chicken; and Chickpea Teriyaki.
Alaska also offers fresh food items in First Class on flights as short as 550 miles. For flights under 1,100 miles, new First Class choices include the Ham and Gouda Breakfast Sandwich, Smoked Brisket Torta, and a Vegan Quinoa and Roasted Carrot Salad to name a few.
Guests can pre order the food and beverage selections up to two weeks before their flight and up to 20 hours prior to departure in all cabins. Fresh food in the Main Cabin is available only by pre-ordering. Snacks and Picnic Packs can be purchased on board flights longer than two hours.