While the Peasants Eat Pretzels in Coach, First Class Gets Even Classier

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Want this en route to Dubai? Photo: Hannah Whitaker

If you thought going to a hospital for an exquisite meal sounded strange, how about getting one on an airplane? In a story about the most flamboyant first-class options, the Times points out a few airlines that have beefed up their first-class food services with insane offerings (at even more insane prices) that include things like a seven-course meal served on Royal Doulton China, onboard chefs preparing dishes made to order, and meals by Yves Mattagne, a two-star Michelin chef, Alfred Portale from Gotham Bar & Grill, and Suzanne Goin from Lucques in Los Angeles. In another lifetime, we'll tell you how it tastes. [NYT]