Hello! I have just returned from a week in Paris, and I thought I’d tell you, dear reader, about my trip across the water in Lufthansa Business Class from Boston to Frankfurt. Two years ago I did this same flight, but it was a different aircraft and as a result it was a completely different experience.
My journey began in the newish Lufthansa lounge in Terminal E. It was large and beautiful with a lovely view overlooking Boston. I could see the Tobin Bridge, Bunker Hill, the Zaykim Bridge, and one really nice feature is that you don’t need to leave the lounge to go to your gate! They have a direct door to the escalator that takes you right to the gate.
There is lots of food and drink available at this lounge. There is a full buffet of salad, soups, sandwiches, hot entrees, baked potato bar, desserts and candy, and a staffed bar.
Giant jars of candy!
And my favorite part: the bar. I enjoyed the Pinot Noir from Oregon.
Once on board, I was completely disheartened to find that the seats were not at all like I thought they would be. The business cabin was arranged in a 2-2-2 layout, which means I had a seatmate that I wasn’t expecting. I’m positive that I checked Seat Guru when I chose my seat and I don’t remember the layout being like this, but maybe it was. I certainly missed having my own little cubby like on my previous Lufthansa flight. Nevertheless, the food and service was nice and the flight was quite enjoyable.
I love checking out the menu while I sip my welcome drink of sparkling wine. I decided to go with all the shrimp options for the starter and entree.
The appetizer was Barbecue Gulf Shrimp, jicama pineapple slaw, and bourbon caramelized peaches. It was not my favorite. There was an overall mushy texture to everything, with very mild flavors and a fruitiness that didn’t seem to go with the shrimp. But who cares? I had a big glass of red wine so I didn’t mind.
Main Course: Seared Shrimp and Scallops, chicken sausage, broccolini and Parisienne potatoes (which I learned are just little potato balls made by scooping the potato with a melon baller). This was served with a nice big salad with lots of parmesan cheese. Again, everything was kind of bland but another glass of wine helped it all go down. Just sitting back with my feet up, watching a movie, and eating a nice dinner on a plane is quite a luxury.
And finally, for the dessert course, my head chose the cheese plate but my heart kind of wanted the pumpkin cheesecake. I guess I was trying to get into the Paris state of mind. The cheese was lovely with a cheddar, tomino, and gouda.
The rest of the flight was uneventful. I don’t think I slept much, but I did rest a bit which was helpful for the long day ahead. I did become extremely dehydrated on this flight. I drank the bottled water provided, and also any other water they came around with. I ended up completely parched once I arrived at Frankfurt and I had to drink several glasses of water before I could even think about any breakfast. This dehydration unfortunately lasted for the first couple of days of my trip before I recovered properly. Oh well! Small price to pay for a fun week exploring Paris.