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Singapore Airlines launches Book the Cook in NZ!

The email from Singapore Airlines read “we’d like to invite you to come and taste our new Book the Cook menu for Premium, Business and First Class”. I thought, this is a nice way to spend a Wednesday lunch time!

And so it was that I cabbed it over to LSG Sky Chefs at Auckland Airport, who do the menus and cooking for 15 airlines, to be served a feast of the latest offerings from Singapore Airlines for Kiwis heading up to Singapore.

Book the Cook has been around for a while now and I have even ordered from it myself a few years ago when flying out of Singapore to NZ in Business Class. NZ makes the 20th destination to offer it outbound. It will roll out on October 30, 2017.

LSG Sky Chefs Product Development Manager, Christopher Prall, said the introduction of Book the Cook was a great opportunity for the culinary team to be involved in the development and delivery of innovative local and international dishes.

“The menu is simply mouth-watering and we’re looking forward to preparing these dishes which will only add to the customer experience across First, Business and Premium Economy classes,” he says.

So here’s how it works: Premium, Business and First class passengers from Auckland can now select from 10 dishes of their restaurant quality meals with many ingredients sourced from New Zealand and some dishes unique to New Zealand – like the King Salmon and the Wakanui beef, which is our equivalent to Wagyu. There are also the a la carte dishes onboard too for those passengers who don’t book the cook.

You can Book the Cook online from October 13 for flights from October 30 on this link or through your travel agent.

Oh my, I’m just going to leave you drooling over my photos below…

SQ book the cook chicken nonya

The first course taster of chicken nonya curry is served in Premium Economy and was my favourite dish!

Lobster on Singapore airlines

Some people would book first class just for this dish! Lobster thermidor with kumara and potato mash

SQ book the cook media event

Chris Prall explains the NZ crayfish/lobster dish for First class at the media lunch

Book the cook NZ salmon Singapore Airlines

NZ king salmon with a white wine cream sauce

Moussaka on book the cook

This eggplant moussaka was exceptional!

Singapore airlines nz lamb dish

New Zealand lamb with a rosemary lamb jus

Steak on Singapore airlines

NZ wakanui beef with port wine and mushroom sauce. So tender!

Singapore airlines duck

Roast Cantonese duck with XO sauce. The ducks are from Cambridge NZ

Book the cook laksa

Spicy prawn laksa in coconut cream – I lobed this one! Perfect for a lunch flight.

Singapore Airlines biryani

Deconstructed, slow cooked lamb biryani

Book the book rendang

Tender beef cheek rendang in coconut sauce and coconut rice

Singapore airlines dessert

And as if there was room – this delicious mandarin bavarois with raspberry coulis!

*Disclaimer: I did not eat ALL these dishes!!!

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Hi, I'm Megan Singleton and I'm the word slinger of this travel blog as well as on radio in NZ every Sunday. Former Travel Editor at Yahoo NZ and current freelance writer for a few newspapers and mags from time to time, I set off on this travel writing journey 20 years ago and I've pretty much always got a suitcase half packed (or half un-packed!) I'd love you to join me on Facebook or Twitter and sign up for my newsletters if you want loads of travel tips, advice and deals!