Top Left: Vanity mirror with toiletries and “sniff boxes” to help you wake up or relax
Top Right: Reading Lamp and power outlet
Bottom Left: Universal Remote to operate anything and everything in your suite…lights, massage, chair positions, bed setting, TV, etc…
Bottom Right: Tote stuffed with all my goodies for the flight
There is also this automated mini-bar and pops out on demand. The whole cabin is a really efficient use of space and everything stows away for a neat, safe space.
Believe me…this straight up feels like you are in a proper bed. I put on my eye shade and earplugs and enjoyed a three hour nap.
Food & Wine
When I woke up, it was getting to be lunch time. Since it was a day flight, the cabin service was flexible and you were able to eat anytime. Hot entrees just had to be ordered 30 minutes in advance. Dining in first class on Emirates is like dining at a top restaurant, complete with impeccable service and plenty of courses.
First up, the wine…
Vintage Dom & Vueve (it was New Year’s Eve!) for Champagne selections and a wide array of both whites and reds from around the world. The menus also made wine-food pairing suggestions.
While we looked over the menu, our tray tables were set up and we were served an aperitif and canapes.
|salmon-leek mini quiche, corn leek parcel, chicken skewer with peppers|
First Course: My husband got the Arabic mezze (left) and I got the caviar. The only thing I love more than Caviar is FREE caviar with a side of FREE vintage champagne.
After the caviar, I asked about the mini sweets and she ended up bringing me a little taste of everything. I’m a picture of health…alcohol, caviar, sugar, and coffee.
Looking at my food photos, I realized I didn’t have any main courses, so jokes on me…
My husband is obsessed with port and got all excited to see Graham’s Single Harvest Tawny Port from 1969 on the wine menu. He said it was life-changing… I am a pleb and think tawny port tastes like raisins, so I passed.
Do you like port? Most of them are not for me. I do enjoy some dessert wines with cheese, but typically ones with big citrus flavors.
Window or aisle seat when travelling? Window for me. My husband is a lengthy beast, so he does aisle.