Source: Delta Air Lines

Delta is kicking off the new year with a refreshed onboard food and beverage menu that is sure to delight, featuring the return of the signature Delta One dessert cart, espresso martinis, premium rosé wine, plant-based cheesesteak, seasonally inspired items, 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. “From delicious Spanish tapas plates to refreshing rosé, there is something new for everyone to enjoy.”

These additions build on Delta’s extensive food and beverage program, which includes Du Nord Social Spirits; a variety of vegetarian menu options in partnership with Impossible Foods; partnerships with three James Beard Award-winning chefs and elevated onboard wine offerings with Imagery Estate Winery, led by award-winning female winemaker Jamie Benziger.

The latest menu refresh brings regional touches like traditional afternoon tea and tapas to pre-arrival menu selections, while seasonal additions feature comforting meals from favorite restaurants like New York’s Gramercy Tavern. Read more about these new items and more below.

Decadent Desserts

Sweets fanatics, rejoice! Delta is bringing back its beloved Delta One dessert cart. The trolley of treats includes plated desserts, fruit and cheese plates, and a build-your-own ice cream sundae. Customers can indulge with items like opera cake with chocolate ganache; Cowgirl Creamery wagon wheel, Midnight Moon gouda, and grapes; and a vanilla ice cream sundae with a choice of toppings like whipped cream, cookie crumble, fruit compote and chocolate chips.

New Trips with New Sips

From the heart of St. Tropez, La Fête du Rosé is a premium rosé label produced by La Fête Wine Company in partnership with the prestigious winemakers of Château Saint-Maur. This pastel pink wine is perfectly balanced with a silky palate of vibrant strawberry grenadine and currant, ending with remarkable freshness.

La Fête du Rosé is a Black-owned brand, and its founder Donae Burston works to advocate for underrepresented and underserved communities.

Tip Top Espresso Martini

Tip Top Proper Cocktails’ Espresso Martini is a strong and smooth cocktail made in partnership with Counter Culture Coffee. It boasts a delicious complexity from Counter Culture’s unique espresso blend and features rich notes of roasted coffee and vanilla bean.

Tip Top has been Delta’s onboard cocktail partner since 2021 – and starting this year, the brand will bring on more cocktail flavors in a rotational program. Look forward to their popular cocktail selections, which will be phased in as the year progresses, and include classics like Tip Top’s Old Fashioned, Espresso Martini, Bee’s Knees, Negroni and more.

First Class and Delta One customers on select flights are now enjoying seasonal and local menu items featuring comforting flavors and unique treats:

  • Customers departing from New York-JFK will now have the option to pre-select Questlove’s Cheesesteak™️ made with Impossible™️ and pickle relish; they can also enjoy Gramercy Tavern’s signature kielbasa with crushed fingerling potatoes, brussels sprouts and Dijon mustard, served with a marinated yellow beet salad with walnut pesto and ricotta.
  • For those flying out of Los Angeles, Chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo are serving up their chicken piccata with lemon caper sauce and Calabrian Caesar salad.
  • Customers flying out of select markets can pick from vegetarian options like Chef Mashama Bailey’s roasted sweet potato tagine with chermoula sauce.

And for dessert: a delicious, chocolate chunk and sea salt cookie from Bell’s Cookie Co. or blueberry lemon cheesecake.

Regional Touches

Delta One customers flying to the U.S. from Spain, the U.K., or Ireland will be treated to regionally inspired pre-arrival menus. Customers flying out of Madrid and Barcelona will enjoy Spanish-style tapas, while those flying out of London, Edinburgh and Dublin will relax with a traditional afternoon tea offering.

The Spanish tapas include hot and cold options like beef empanadas, Spanish tortilla with stuffed piquillo pepper, Ibérico ham, dried beef, smoked salmon and aioli potato salad. The traditional afternoon tea menu features Thrive Farmers tea, warm fruit scones, tea sandwiches, clotted cream, strawberry preserves and mini pastries.

Was Up with Luxurious Soap and Lotion

Delta’s skincare partner Grown Alchemist is now bringing its luxurious products to lavatories on Delta flights. Starting this month, premium cabin customers on select flights will wash up with Grown Alchemist’s sweet orange, cedarwood, sage hand wash and hydrate with the brand’s vanilla, orange peel hand cream.