A380-800 Prestige Class Los Angeles (LAX) — Seoul Incheon (ICN)
bearable. There were two main meal services, lunch about two hours in and dinner served about three hours prior to landing. Service was formal, with linen tablecloths, glass wine goblets and full-size metal silverware, and elegant Korean porcelain plates and bowls. Throughout the flight a crew member was always available for any request. Western main courses included grilled beef tenderloin in a thyme red wine sauce or roasted cod with a chive cream cheese sauce over angel hair pasta. I went for the Korean option, Bibimbap – minced beef and seasonal vegetables, served with sesame oil and an extremely hot add-it-ifyou-dare Gochujang chili sauce. A Chinese and Japanese selection were also offered. A cheese tray followed, and the meal finished with dessert. Dinner was another taste of Korea, as I went with the braised chicken thigh with spicy Bulgogi (Korean BBQ) sauce, served over steamed rice. It was a great introduction to flavors I would soon experience in Korea. The wine list offered wonderful pairings with the gourmet food. One unique feature aboard the A380 is Korean Air’s Celestial Bar, a stylish space at the front of the Premier cabin, created in partnership with ABSOLUT VODKA. With large-screen monitor and several comfortable couches, the bar staff serves specially crafted cocktails along with snacks.