Gourmet plane food from On Air Dining creates £600 pudding made with cats' droppings
Luxury in-flight food costs a small fortune but anything beats green aeroplane jelly, right?
A wild new pudding invented from On Air Dining – the mile-high catering company based at Stansted Airport – has us intrigued.
Picture this: as you're soaring through the clouds en route to somewhere fabulous, your fork sinks into the kopi luwak coffee coconut gold dessert, a decadent-looking pudding made from the world's most expensive coffee, kopi luwak.
So far, so good. We like rare and expensive.
It's served with fresh coconut milk pudding, gold filtered water, an Italian amoretti biscuit and a drizzle of custard made from coconut and black walnut bitters, topped with 24-carat gold leaf.
Unfortunately, the highly desirable coffee beans essential for the dish can only be acquired by consuming the droppings of the wild Indonesian palm civet (a type of cat). Grains are then washed, hand dried and roasted (but we still remember where they came from).
"The digestion process neutralises the acid producing exotic coffee that is extremely smooth," states the release.
The pudding costs £360 on its own, or £600 served with a cuppa of civet coffee and some petit fours, reports the Daily Mail.
On Air Dining also caters to the half-pint set on long journeys, providing something far more exciting than crayons: bespoke cookies that can be decorated with sprinkles, marshmallows, chocolate drops and more.
"We are more than aware that a number of our clients seek the 'ungoogleable'," says Daniel Hulme, CEO of On Air Dining.
"With our reputation we are fortunate enough to have access to the most prestigious products to create unusual new dishes like this amazing dish."
Surely consuming this exotic dish must gain you membership to a whole other kind of mile-high club?