Following the takeover of catering services for Iberia and Iberia Express in Madrid during the first quarter of 2020/2021, DO & CO have introduced a new dining service onboard Iberia focused on local and seasonal ingredients and the Mediterranean diet.
The new food service is presented with new tableware and linen on all short, medium and long-haul US flights. This new equipment will be gradually implemented in the remaining destinations.
In business class on short- and medium-haul routes, Iberia will serve a hot breakfast, including a selection of omlettes and freshly made butter croissants served alongside fresh seasonal fruit, a superfood bowl of craft yoghurt with seeds and berries plus coffee, tea and fruit juices. On longer flights, a plate of Spanish cheese and cold cuts is included.
After 10:30 a.m., passengers on flights within Spain or to/from Portugal will be served a gourmet cold snack and a main dish plus fresh fruit.
On flights longer than one and a half hours departing after 10:30hrs, customers can enjoy a hot lunch or dinner, which includes a fresh salad starter, and a choice of main dishes that will always include a vegetarian option, as well as a home-made dessert, such as double chocolate cake, almond and orange cake, or white chocolate mousse with berries. On longer flights an additional plate of Spanish cheese is included as appetiser.
On medium-haul flights longer than four and a half hours, Iberia is introducing a new concept for economy class – a selection of healthy wraps and a sweet treat served with cold or hot drinks, including freshly made tea and coffee.
On long-haul flights, business class passengers on long-haul flights can enjoy a main meal which includes a cold starter followed by a choice of three hot dishes, which include roast lamb with smoked roast peppers on a bed of pea and edamame mousseline, or Langostines with homemade tomato and Parmesan sauce served with grilled broccolini and rice. The vegetarian option in November is a spinach quiche with Manchegan cheese and a mild Romescu sauce. November desserts include a passion fruit pannacotta and a Spanish cheese plate (Mahon, Manchegan with paprika and goats cheese).
Depending on the time of day and destination, before landing there is a second service of either a breakfast or afternoon snack and on the longest flights, there is an additional service between meals including salads, fresh fruit and sweet or salty snacks.
On long-haul flights economy passengers will have the choice of two hot main dishes, such as baked chicken and seasonal vegetables with home-made tomato sauce served with rice or rigatoni with home-made tomato sauce, topped with roasted aubergines. The new desserts for long-haul flights includes a chocolate mousse, one of DO & CO’s flagship products.
As the flight approaches its destination, a second service of a breakfast or afternoon snack is served in economy with a selection of juices and hot drinks. On longer flights the service between-meals in economy, depending on the destination, features tapas boxes, sandwiches, sweet or salty snacks, water and juices.