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
King prawns, asparagus, millet , garlic butter & lemon herb
Fresh berries with cream
Seat converted into bed with a thin mattress placed ontop
Cathay Pacific First Class, Hong Kong – New York
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.
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
Fruit plate with mango sorbet
Cathay Pacific The Pier First Class Lounge, Hong Kong
Dinner by Hiroyuki Sakai Iron Chef French
I have probably watched every episode of Iron Chef even now when I see an old episode on TV I still watch it. I like how it is made to seem so dramatic and the voice over just tops it all off. I found my self looking on the internet for places to eat in Fukuoka and to my surprise saw that Hiroyuki Sakai Iron Chef French has a restaurant close by so I had to try it out.
The menu at La Rochelle Fukuoka is in Japanese and French neither of which I can read however my French knowledge extends to the word degustation. Seeing this on the menu made it an easy choice the degustation it is. At 12000 yen or about $120 AUD for the five courses considering the food it is reasonably priced defiantly less than I was expecting.
Not knowing what was going to come out made it more exciting! When a dish came out first tasting it and then trying and guess what it is and whats in it. The food was all excellent French style strong flavors , rich sauces lots of butter and cream. Exactly was you would expect from Iron Chef French.
Another unexpected thing was that dessert was not a fixed course but a whole cart was wheeled out and you could pick and choose what you wanted. The waiter was not just cutting up and serving it up rather taking great care and plating it up just like if it had come out of the kitchen.
La Rochelle Fukuoka