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THAI brings its top-class Royal Orchid Dining Experience down to earth

Sep 10. 2020
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By The Nation

Thai Airways International’s catering department has launched the Royal Orchid Dining Experience, making meals from its Royal First and Royal Silk in-flight menu available to general customers on the ground.

Following the success of a gourmet event held from July to August, with high-quality meals being prepared by international chefs, another event was held at THAI headquarters’ employees’ canteen, which was converted into a Royal Orchid Dining Experience by volunteer staff from the airline’s technical, operations, and ground equipment services departments, THAI Catering managing director Varangkana Luerojvong said.

To generate a passenger cabin atmosphere on the ground, plane seats and furniture are made from discharged aircraft engines, engine fans have been converted into table legs and rubber wheels made into tables. Some engine parts including the spinner core are on display. Customers can get to climb a ladder car similar to real embarking, before scanning a QR code to receive an e-boarding pass on their smartphones.

Menus served at the latest dining experience were bestsellers from the previous event, such as pasta, shawarma, chicken tikka, yakisoba, cheesecake, macaroni, salad, roasted beef with nam jim jaew, and kanom chin nam prik, with prices starting at Bt65.

There were also special menus made of high quality ingredients by international chefs from THAI Catering, which has over 60 years of experience in serving THAI and customer airlines.

These special menus are now being rotated every month.

Local and imported ingredients used in preparing inflight meals, mixed fruit juice, tamarind tea and lime butterfly pea are sold in the TG Market Zone.

The Royal Orchid Dining Experience is now open every Wednesday to Sunday. Coffee, tea and baked goods are sold from 7am, while international meals are available from 9am-2pm.

Self-service set menus are also on sale at the main level of the Royal Orchid Dining Experience, while full service set menus for a group of customers are served on the mezzanine level. For reservations, please call 0-2356-1666 from 8am-5pm. Those interested need to book three days in advance.

THAI Catering also aims to introduce the Royal Orchid Pop-up Dining Experience at its THAI Silom and Larn Luang offices later this year.

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