Herbed shrimp with asparagus and stuffed olives at 45,000ft, anyone?

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What foodie delights did you have when you boarded the flight for your summer holiday? A giant bag of Haribo? A mini tin of salt and vinegar Pringles? A four-course meal including two types of stuffed pasta, a choice of five wines and a charcuterie platter? 

 

Because the latter is what reigning pontiff Pope Francis had when he last boarded a chartered jet from Italy to Cuba. 

 

In a series of recently released photos, the papal on-board feast was revealed from the starter to the dessert.

 

 

To kick off proceedings, we have herb shrimp with asparagus and a stuffed olive. 

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Next up, charcuterie, cheese and mixed veg. 

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Now we're onto pasta, which was available in two ways: ravioli with béchamel sauce, as well as a cheesy crêpe with courgette, limoncello and salmon. 

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To finish, there was a fruity dessert with a cookie and a Ferrero Rocher. Posh. 

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All in all, not a bad way to spend a few hours in the air, hey? 

 

 

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