Airline, Travel

Cathay Pacific First Class , Hong Kong – New York

 

The thought of a 16hr flight is daunting such a long time to be on a plane! It is not that bad when you are flying Cathay Pacific first class. There are only six seats in First class on this plane & on this flight, all of them were occupied but once you are in your seat you would never know. The seat does not have a door like Singapore Airlines or Emirates, however, it still feels very private. The seat itself if very roomy, heaps of storage and it’s long I can only just touch the foot rest. When converted into a bed it is super comfortable also perfect for sleep on this very long flight.

This flight left in the late afternoon HK time so food service was a dinner and breakfast. There are many different food options available on the menu along with an extensive wine list.  You can have your meals at any time just order off the menu and it’s brought plated straight to your seat restaurant style no carts are used.  The food itself was good but didn’t blow me away, maybe I was expecting too much?

Cathay Pacific first class is great but still after 16hrs happy to finally get to ( JFK ) New York.

Bose headphones . Aesop amenity kit, Pye pajamas

Nice handwritten note from the crew

Cathay Pacific First Class Menu

Tomato , orange and basil soup

Bread basket

Sallad

King prawns, asparagus, millet , garlic butter & lemon herb

Tea

Fresh berries with cream

Seat converted into bed with a thin mattress placed ontop

Breakfast

Dim Sum

 

Cathay Pacific First Class, Hong Kong – New York

Airline

Cathay Pacific The Pier First Class Lounge, Hong Kong

 

Take a look at Cathay Pacific’s The Pier First Class Lounge at Hong Kong airport. It does not feel like you are in an airport at all it has a real homely vibe to it. Food wise there is a ‘pantry’ fully stocked with pastries, cheese crackers, tea/coffee, snacks etc. There is also a restaurant with a la carte menu.

One of the coolest things in this lounge are they ‘day suites’ which is a small room with a couch/bed in it that you can relax in with a nice view over the airport or close the curtains and have a sleep.

This is definitely one of the nicest lounges I have been to.

Bar

Food spread in the pantry

Hallway to the day suites

Cathay Pacific The Pier First Class Lounge, Hong Kong – Day suites

Nice view over the airport

Resturant area

Fruit plate with mango sorbet

Chicken Karrage

Shower room

Office area

 

Cathay Pacific The Pier First Class Lounge, Hong Kong

 

Modern Australian

Aria – Sydney

 

The last time I went to Aria was many years ago after reading the restaurant had a huge make over I decided to go check it out.  The renovated restaurant space looks fresh but not too different to the original, of course the amazing harbor views remain the same.

For the weekend lunch & dinner the  menu is 2 course $115 , three $145 & four $170 this includes salad and mash potatoes with so many appealing things on the menu I opted to go for the four courses.

The food is a little different to what you might expect from a restaurant of this caliber. No fancy gastronomic creations just simple dishes executed perfectly.  I really enjoyed the meal I had here. If you have not tried out the new Aira I would definitely recommend it.

 

 

 

Ibérico Jamón, white beetroot, macadamia, salt bush

Mud crab, kombucha, white Alba truffle

Champagne lobster french toast, sterling caviar, finger lime – favourite

Smoked duck, green almond, cherry

Roasted lamb loin, braised neck, labneh, cucumber

Mixed leaf salad

Mashed royal blue potato

John Dory, cauliflower, pipis, red dulse

Peach, ginger, lime meringue, yuzu sorbet – favourite

Banana and passionfruit soufflé

Pettit Fors 

 

Aria Restaurant – Matt Moran

1 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000

http://www.ariarestaurant.com/sydney/
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