>Good evening from London!  We stopped back at our hotel room for a bit so that Husband can do some work in preparation for his meeting tomorrow morning (the whole reason he came to London in the first place), so I thought I might write up a bit about the trip so far.

As I previously noted, Husband planned to fly business class while I sat in coach, which was fine by me.  However, he was able to use one of his VIP System Wide Upgrades for me when we arrived at JFK on Friday evening, so I wound up sitting next to him in business class.  I have never flown business class internationally (he has been able to upgrade me domestically a few times), and let me tell you, it is fucking amazing!

To begin, I was given a fucking menu with which to order my dinner.  It started with a dish of warm nuts (ha ha) and then we got salad and “Grilled Citrus Scallops served with a marinated Cucumber salad” appetizer.  (I considered avoiding the scallops as it seemed like a good way to get food poisoning, business class or not, but I couldn’t resist.)  The salad came with an adorable tiny glass bottle of balsamic vinaigrette, which I was dismayed to discover after I ate it that it had 9 grams of fat.  Oh well.  Normal people began their wine consumption with the appetizer course, but I had a diet Sierra Mist.  Warm bread was also doled out.  The wheat roll was super tasty.

For dinner I could choose:

Beef Fillet: Fillet of Beef featured with a Red Wine Onion Sauce, accompanied by roasted Butternut Squash, Haricots Verts, and Mushroom Risotto

Barbeque Chicken: Breast of Chicken flavored by a Barbeque Marinade served with mild Jalapeño Mashed Potatoes and Creamed Corn

Fillet of Cod: Fillet of Cod enhanced by a Corn and Butter Sauce, offered with Haricots Verts, Mushrooms, and Chive Mashed Potatoes

Pasta Duo: Cheese Ravioli and Cheese Tortellini complemented by a Pesto Alfredo Sauce and a Marinara Sauce

Vegetable Plate: Seasonal selection including Cremini Mushrooms, sautéed Asparagus, Cherry Tomatoes and Whipped Potatoes

Quite frankly, the pasta duo sounded best but I really wanted to avoid all that fatty sauce, so I went with the BBQ chicken.  I was quite pleased and not really surprised to discover that the food was just as bad in business class as it is in steerage.  Chicken was rubbery and the mashed potatoes were scary.  Not that I would have eaten them anyway, as I don’t like jalapeño (too hot).

Unlike the main entrée, dessert choices were amazing:

Saga Blue and Jarlsberg Cheese accompanied by seasonal Grapes, Walnuts and selected crackers.

Breyers Chocolate Ice Cream with Blackberry Sauce topped with White Chocolate and Raspberry Brulee Squares

Husband ordered the cheese and I ordered the ice cream and we shared.  I don’t have any idea what the fuck “White Chocolate and Raspberry Brulee Squares” are, but they tasted like mini cheesecake chunks and were yummy.  I love Jarlsberg cheese and moldy blues cheeses, so that was good too.

After dessert, special Bose headphones that block noise were distributed and I curled up in my recliner – I mean, airline seat – with two pillows and drifted off for the remaining three hours before landing.  So it was a pretty fucking awesome flight to get out here.  I was slightly refreshed and up for a full day’s adventure, which I happily got.

Cheers for now!

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