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Flying back from Vegas at 35,000 feet and getting an aerial view of the Grand Canyon while having a choice of Calzone or Salmon really puts things into perspective. Flying in an airplane, especially with Delta is always and amazing experience.
After a bit of gazing out the Airplane window, and seeing a United Jet wiz underneath us at a surprisingly close distance, it was time to place an order for dinner.
Tonight’s Delta dinner / lunch menu included a choice of Salmon or a Calzone. I went with the Calzone. There is always a risk of getting a little pasta sauce on my shirt, but I was hoping the Delta team would come through with a minor detail to take that risk away. More on that later.
The meal came out and it was three courses. A nice cilantro enhanced salad with Caesar dressing. It was good but the cilantro was overpowering. I’d prefer that ingredient to just be removed but otherwise very good salad.
Next up was the main course, the Calzone itself. It was a nice just-crisp-enough on the outside but soft-on-the-inside consistency. A side of marinara sauce and two sweet Italian peppers complimented the dish.
The inside of the Calzone was where it was at. Meat, cheese and a little sauce was just the right mix. Enjoyed this quite a bit.
For dessert, the meal came with a chocolate cake, cheese and grapes.
The cake was moist and sweet and the cheese was creamy. Fresh grapes were a nice touch too.
This was a delicious meal for airplane food. No question about it. Among the domestic carriers, Delta has the best food onboard of any domestic carrier. Plus the service is usually with a smile.
But this dish is risky on a plane. A little turbulence and the marinara sauce and a Calzone could be all over your shirt. Thankfully Delta thought of one of the most important ingredients for this meal, the napkin hole.
The napkin hole is essential in my opinion. If an airline doesn’t have this in their napkins for First Class meals then that’s saying they care more about napkin wear (holes cause napkins to wear quicker) than the average Business and Leisure traveler’s shirt in my opinion.
Thankfully Delta had the napkin hole and all was right in the world with this meal, First Class seat, and smooth ride back east to see the family after a long weekend away.
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