With a new year comes new flavors: Delta's refreshed onboard food and beverage menu features international eats from acclaimed chef Peter Cho and new comforting classics from Delta partner and star chef Mashama Bailey. Plus, say hello to a returning favorite: Tip Top Margaritas are back!
“We want our onboard food and beverage service to be as exciting as the destinations to which we fly,” said Kristen Manion Taylor, S.V.P of In-Flight Service at Delta. “In addition to ensuring our products are delicious and served with care, we want to continually surprise and delight our frequent flyers with new food and beverage offerings for every palate.”
Chefs Cho and Bailey – along with LA-based Chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, Danny Meyer’s Union Square Events, and other celebrated chefs and food-service specialists — also bring their renowned talents to Delta’s Culinary Council, a dedicated group of culinary experts who help guide Delta’s onboard food and beverage strategy.
Delta’s onboard menu, regularly refreshed and seasonally inspired, is sure to satisfy customers of every dietary preference. Read more on the latest offerings below.
A taste of Korea from Chef Peter Cho
Peter Cho, executive chef and owner of Han Oak, Toki and Jeju restaurants and James Beard Award finalist, has made his mark on the Portland food scene with his modern take on Korean favorites, merging local ingredients with inventive western techniques. As of December, Delta One customers flying to Incheon from the U.S. can enjoy hearty offerings like Korean braised beef short rib with mixed rice, mushroom, broccoli and sweet soy sauce; kimchee; doenjang soup with soybean paste; vegetarian bao bun with curried potato salad and pickled cucumbers; and more.
Southern classics from Chef Mashama Bailey
Domestic First Class customers departing from Atlanta can enjoy new flavors from Chef Mashama Bailey, winner of the 2022 James Beard Foundation’s “Outstanding American Chef” award and Executive Chef and cofounder of The Grey, an award-winning restaurant in Savannah, Ga.*
*Available on select domestic flights over 900 miles
Starting this February, domestic First Class customers departing from Atlanta on flights offering our signature meal service will have their choice of several hearty breakfast options from Chef Bailey: scrambled eggs with hashbrown cake and chicken sausage gravy; frittata with spiced tomato sauce, fingerling potatoes and bell peppers; or Grey Market pecan granola with mixed berry compote and almond milk. Lunch and dinner entrée options include beef short ribs from Atlanta-based Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q; glazed smoked chicken with quinoa salad; or baked mac-n-cheese with toasted garlic breadcrumbs and broccoli. End with a delicious whipped cream-topped lemon bar for a sweet finish to your meal.*
*Available for pre-select and served on board
Delta One customers flying international on select flights may want to indulge in Chef Bailey’s creole shrimp with creamy grits and tomato gravy. Also available: Grilled bratwurst with braised red cabbage, herb mashed potatoes, green beans and a grain mustard demi-glace; cauliflower soup with a snipped-chives garnish; poached shrimp appetizer with cucumber yogurt sauce and lemon; and a side salad of mixed greens with radish, tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette.*
*Limited selections, available for pre-select only
Menu items have been styled using exact ingredients and portions served on board.
More seasonal options to enjoy
First Class customers on select routes can enjoy seasonal, locally sourced menu items featuring flavors both comforting and new. Look for exciting limited-time offerings like charcuterie and cheese with Brooklyn Cured smoked beef salami; Neapolitan-style pepperoni pizza; and a vegetarian breakfast burrito with potatoes, salsa verde, Monterey Jack cheese and pico de gallo.
*Available on select domestic routes over 900 miles
More choice, elevated service for Delta Premium Select customers
Delta Premium Select customers will soon be able to personalize their experience on board with the option to pre-select meals before their travel – one of several enhancements to DPS service that begins rolling out in March.
RAISE A GLASS
Tip Top Margaritas
Back by popular demand, the Tip Top Margarita has returned to domestic flights. Now with a perfected recipe, the Margarita scored an impressive 95 points from Wine Enthusiast and is sure to quickly regain its status as an in-flight favorite.
Available on select domestic U.S. routes
Fat Tire Ale
New Belgium Brewing’s Fat Tire Ale will return for customers flying within the U.S starting Feb. 26. A bright and balanced beer, Fat Tire blends a subtle malt presence with a slightly fruity hop profile and crisp finish.
Red, White and New: Fresh flavors from Delta’s rotational wine program
Ethics Drinks “Tchin” Sparkling Wine: As of December, Main Cabin customers can relax on board with Ethic Drinks Sparkling Wine, a delicious, eco-forward wine made with sustainable practices.
Now available on international flights
Gambino Sparkling Wine: This white hails from the Treviso area of northern Italy, in the land of Prosecco. Domestic First Class customers can enjoy a complimentary glass prior to departure and while in flight.
Available Feb. 2024
Quinta do Noval 10-Year Tawny Port: Now available to international Delta One customers, Portugal’s classic Tawny Port wines are blended from extensively cask-aged wines that take on a nutty, toffee-like complexity.