Overall I found the food on both airlines of the highest quality for plane service, but felt that Lufthansa was slightly superior. The overcooked filet on United and the generous portion of caviar on Lufthansa may have had something to do with my assessment.
UA: “Henriot Burt Millésimé” 1996 Champagne, Saget Domaine de la Pierrière 2007 Sancerre, Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay 2006 Sonoma Coast for white wine and Girardin Santeay Villages “Vielles Vignes” 2007 Burgundy, Chateau Simard 2006 Saint Émilion Bordeaux, Geyser Peak Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Alexander Valley for red and Graham’s Late Bottled Vintage Port 2003 for dessert, spirits included Absolut Vodka, Tanqueray Gin, Bacardi Rum, Glenlivet Single Malt Scotch Whiskey, Chivas Regal Premium Scotch Whiskey, Jim Beam Black Bourbon Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Canadian Club Reserve Whiskey, Dewar’s White Label Blended Scotch Whiskey, Disaronno Amaretto, Bailey’s Irish Cream, Kahlúa, Courvasier V.S.O.P. Fine Champagne Cognac, for beer Miller Genuine Draft and Miller Light, and for non-alcoholic beverages assorted soft drinks, mineral and still water, apple, orange and tomato juices, tonic water, milk, tea and Starbuck’s coffee.
LH: world champion sommelier Markus Del Monego supports Lufthansa with Vinothek Discoveries and puts together a new selection of wines every two months, Kinley tonic water, bitter lemon and ginger ale, Coca Cola, various juices and sodas, Jacobs Arabica coffee, a generous selection of liquor including Fernet Branca, often appreciated after an indulgent meal.
ON BOARD AMENITY KIT
UA: a tan canvas case containing socks, sleeping mask, facial tissue, ear plugs, Scope, Purell, Crest toothpaste and toothbrush, Murad Soothing Skin and Lip Care and Pomegranate Body Lotion.