Menu art?

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  1. Infinite1K
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    This is the cover of the menu used on the ex-EWR transcons.

    It certainly is a very interesting choice of ingredients to showcase. And it does not really look that appetizing.

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    Interesting, but it's still better than CO transcon menus from not so long ago and their complete absence of any decorative features... :)
     
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    Marketing 101 Fail...
     
  4. ssullivan
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    Oh come on. Doesn't the combination of peanuts, a jalepeño, some chopped radish, a little parsley, and sliced zucchini sound absolutely delicious? There's even a lemon wedge to squirt on it for extra flavor. :p

    Scary thing is that if cuts continue, that menu might be showing us the new "cold plate." :eek:
     
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    When is this airline going to realize that if there was one thing PMUA was doing right, it was design/marketing?
    That sh*t was legit, butcha had to mess widdit, dincha?
     
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    I'm an outlier. I like it. I think they are attempting to show not what you're getting as a cold plate. rather, the exotic ingredients that are going to garnish the meal you're about to receive. Of course, when you actually get it, it's really a microwaved Lean Cuisine. Scratch that, a Lean Cuisine is better.
     
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    Carrot peels, lime wedges, shelled/peeled peanuts, cilantro, jalapenos, radishes and cucumber don't strike me as the most exotic ingredients in the book, but it is what it is.

    Side note: typing out that list gave me new found appreciation for just how ridiculous this collection of stuff is... :)
     
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    That list cries out for a "which one of these things does not belong here" and to me, it is the radishes that totally throws it off.

    Nothing against radishes, but if you kept that off the list, then the ingredients would be perfect for some Thai dish :)
     
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    Ah but you're wrong. Wrap that up in a spinach leaf and you have a Thai appetizer. I forget what they call it, but it's delish and i always order it when it's on the menu. I said that I was an outlier.
     
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    What were the contents of the actual menu? If it was Vietnamese food, the cover kind of makes sense.
     
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    Something got switched up in the printing process and the HKG-SGN menu image replaced the intended domestic menu art:

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    Trying to be a touch more true to form for the sCO meal offerings, I see...
     
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    You won't find many red radishes in thailand...
     
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    That looks really good to me. That used to be a midnight snack for me in college LOL.
     
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    Couldn't resist?
     
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    :)
     
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    I don't really care what picture they put on the menu as long as what's listed inside is appealing, and tastes good when served.
     
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    Unless it was offered in the snack basket, none of the ingredients pictured were used in the food described in the menu.

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    So it has nothing to do with the food. Someone on TOBB posted a US-China premium cabin menu and that one had a picture of dumplings and a little Chinese-style bowl.

    I'm underwhelmed with UA's premium cabin food, and I was so even before this year. It's pretty sad when the food catered at LHR (that would be British food) is better than anything I've received leaving the US food capitals of SF and Chicago. Ah, well.
     

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