British Airways customers can now
enjoy the airline’s first specially created gourmet burger on
The ‘Flying Burger’ recipe has been specially honed by
British Airways chefs over the past ten months. The team of chefs
use three different cuts of British beef (chuck, cheek and onglet)
to ensure full flavour, even at 35,000ft, where your ability to
taste reduces by 30%.
Mark Tazzioli, British Airways’ chef, said,
“Burgers are experiencing a renaissance right now, with pop up
burger bars and food trucks opening in all the major cities.
Burgers are the ultimate tasty satisfying treat and ‘comfort food’
we crave when flying. It has taken months of
trials to ensure we get the perfect texture and succulence, not
just for the British palate, but for the hundreds of other
nationalities that fly with us. As taste buds are affected at
altitude, we have created an original patty, which has proven
extremely popular in taste-tests.”
Served with a
side of triple cooked chips and choice of relishes, the ‘Flying
Burger’ is currently exclusive to First customers in the ‘bistro
menu’ of British Airways’ long-haul flights. The airline
will also serve a ‘Grounded Burger’ in its First and Concorde
lounges for customers - featuring a different recipe for
Appealing to a truly global
audience, the ‘Flying Burger’ caters to the hundreds of
international customers flying with the airline. Ingredients
• 100% British Beef; Three cuts of British
beef to create a succulent juicy burger that keeps moisture even
• Monterey Jack Cheese; A semi-hard cheese,
particularly favoured by American travellers
• Gherkins –
also known as ‘pickles’, these are most popular with customers
from Poland and Germany
• Tomato Relish; using tomatoes,
raisins and paprika, the smoky relish is popular with British,
American and Canadian palates
• Brioche Bun; a sweetened
pastry especially popular with French and Italian flyers
To celebrate the flying burger, British Airways
has compiled a top 10 must-visit restaurants around the world, for
serious burger fans on the ground.
Lucky Chip, London – UK: The Food truck revolution has made van food cool again. Lucky
Chip is one of East London’s finest, with gourmet burgers with fun
names, including the ‘Scrooge McDuck’ which boasts duck, veal,
aioli truffle and Pedro Ximenez figs in this fun-filled-feast!
Mallies, Detroit - USA: Featured in the Guinness Book of Records for serving the
largest burger in the world, Mallies was made famous when ‘Man
Versus Food’ attempted to take on the ‘Absolutely Ridiculous
Burger’. If you dare to do the same, they require 72 hours’
Fleur at The Mandalay
Bay Hotel, Las Vegas - USA: Home to one of the most expensive
burgers in the world at $5,000. Hurbert Keller’s dish is made from
Kobe beef topped with black truffles and served with 1990 Château Pétrus
Rockpool Bar and Grill, Sydney – Australia: Burgers are
the centrepiece of this award-winning restaurant, which produces
dry aged beef on its premises. Carnivores will love the dry aged
30-day full blood wagyu beef from the wood fired grill.
Local House – Dubai: This UAE establishment is
best known for one thing, Camel Burgers. Described as
‘surprisingly juicy’ why not go all the way, and finish with camel
milk fried ice cream.
Hamburgueria do Bairro, Lisbon - Portugal: With a choice
of 15 burgers, including four vegetarian options, this Portuguese
burger has attracted a loyal local following.
Gourmet Boerie, Cape Town – South Africa: Boerewors, the traditional South African meat is served up in mini
rolls and sliders. Try the Gorgonzola burger served with poached pear, caramlised
pecan nuts and rocket.
Agadir Burger, Tel Aviv – Israel: Going strong
since 1997, Agadir Burger tops the Tel Aviv list. Head to the Nahlat Binyamin Pedestrian Mall to sample their unique toppings,
including spiced goose breast.
Heart Attack Grill, Las Vegas - USA: An unapologetic
celebration of burgers – boasting higher fat content than anywhere
else. Daring bites include ‘Flatliners’ and the ‘Triple bypass’
Burger Mania, Hiroo - Toyko: Serving 100% Japanese beef,
this is one of Tokyo’s top burger joints. Try the 'platinum'
burger made with mouth-watering wagyu steak.
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