Andy Luten and Andy's Travel Blog
Erika Owen
June 30, 2015

Lobster mac and cheese, West Coast Dungeness Crab, Chicken Satay, Wasabi Aioli, Beef Oscar; these aren't the usual contenders on your everyday in-flight menu—until now. Last week, American Airlines unveiled a new domestic menu featuring some of the most promising international flavors we've ever seen on an aiplane catering list. Take a look:

Transcontinental First Class

Appetizers: Spicy Crab with Sushi Rice, avocado, and Wasabi Aioli; Burrata Cheese with Oregano and Capers; Edamame Hummus with Toasted Garlic Baguette

Entrees: Beef Oscar with Crab Asparagus, Bearnaise Sace and Smashed Potatoes; Steamed Sea Bass with Soy Glaze and Ginger Cilantro Pesto Rice; Lobster Risotto with shaved Brussels Sprouts, Lemon Oil, and Parmesan Crisp; Wagyu Meatloaf with Sriracha Ketchup, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and Candied Onions; Pan-Roasted Coconut Lime Chicken with Olives and Garlic Mashed Potatoes; and Tumeric Paneer with Red Tikka Curry, Jeera Rice, and Roasted Two-Color Cauliflower

Domestic First Class

Entrees: Beef Filet with Lobster Mac n' Cheese, Shrimp & Grits, Lasagna, Lentil Chili with Polenta Cakes, Asian Slaw Salad with Teriyaki Chicken

Dessert: Salted Chocolate Caramel Sundae

The new wine list (available on all flights, domestic and international) is also a sight to see:

• Aaldering Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Stellenbosch

• Domaine Rene Lequin-Colin Clos Devant Chassagne-Montrachet

• Louis Roederer Brut Vintage, G.D. Vajra Barbera d'Alba (available in International Business Class/Transcontinental First Class)

• Chateau St. Jean Robert Young Vineyard Chardonnay Alexander Valley (available in International Business Class/Transcontinental First Class)

American's Flagship Lounges are also get a taste makeover. Mid-July, new snacks will be available featuring bites from around the world. Take a peek:

• South America: Peruvian Causa Yellow Potato, West Coast Dungeness Crab, Aji Amarillo, Basil Cilantro Oil

• Europe: Ricotta whipped with Lemon and Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Ciabatta Crostini

• Asia: Cool Sesame Soba Noodles, Chicken Satay

• North America: Classic All-American Macaoni and Cheese Fritter

The new in-flight meals will be available on a rolling basis on flights traveling within the United States starting July 1st. Andy's Travel Blog has some drool-worthy photos to hold you over until your next American Airlines meal (or lunch).

Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.

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