Delta Air Lines has announced the introduction of new food and beverage options for its customers in 2023. The airline will be bringing back the popular Delta One dessert cart and introducing new menu options such as espresso-infused martinis, premium rosé wine, plant-based cheesesteaks, and locally and seasonally inspired dishes. These new culinary inclusions build upon Delta’s already expansive food and beverage program, which is enhanced through partnerships with three James Beard Award-winning chefs and various premium brands, including Impossible Foods, Imagery Estate Winery, Du Nord Social Spirits and more.

“Your onboard meal or beverage should be no different than your go-to restaurant at home, and that’s why we’re constantly reinventing our onboard service at Delta – we always want to surprise and delight our customers with seasonal and fresh menu options,” said Kristen Manion Taylor, S.V.P. of In-Flight Service at Delta.

Delta’s dessert cart is coming back

One of the highlights of the new menu is the reprise of the Delta One dessert cart for customers flying internationally in Delta One class. The trolley will be laden with individually plated desserts, fruit and cheese plates, and a build-your-own ice cream sundae option, featuring sweets such as opera cake with chocolate ganache and customisable vanilla ice cream sundaes.

Delta One passengers aboard select flights will also be able to enjoy the taste of La Fête du Rosé, a premium rosé label by La Fête Wine Company, produced in concert with the expert winemakers of Château Saint-Maur in St. Tropez. The pastel pink wine is light, smooth, and fresh, featuring flavors of vibrant strawberry, grenadine, and currant.

New cocktails

On selected domestic and international flights, Tip Top Proper Cocktails – Delta’s partner since 2021 – will introduce more of its popular selections, including classics like the Old Fashioned, Bee’s Knees, Negroni, and more. The rotational program will kick off in March with the Espresso Martini, a bold-yet-smooth cocktail created in conjunction with Counter Culture Coffee.

Seasonal menus

Passengers flying First Class and Delta One on select flights can indulge in a variety of locally- and seasonally-inspired specialty fare. Customers departing from New York-JFK airport have the option to pre-select Questlove’s Cheesesteak, made with Impossible’s plant-based meat alternative and pickle relish, or Gramercy Tavern’s signature kielbasa with crushed fingerling potatoes, brussels sprouts, Dijon mustard, and a marinated yellow beet salad with walnut pesto and ricotta cheese.

Those flying out of Los Angeles can choose from chicken piccata with lemon caper sauce and Calabrian Caesar salad, crafted by renowned chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo. Additionally, customers departing from select cities can opt for delicious vegetarian options such as Chef Mashama Bailey’s roasted sweet potato tagine with chermoula sauce.

Local specialities

Delta One customers flying to the U.S. from Spain, the U.K. or Ireland will have the opportunity to experience a special service inspired by their regions of departure. Passengers departing from Madrid and Barcelona will be able to savor Spanish-style tapas, including dishes such as beef empanadas, Spanish tortillas with stuffed piquillo pepper, Ibérico ham, dried beef, smoked salmon and aioli potato salad. On the other hand, those flying out of London, Edinburgh and Dublin will be treated to a traditional afternoon tea service, featuring Thrive Farmers tea, warm fruit scones, finger sandwiches, clotted cream, strawberry preserves, and mini pastries.