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KLM serves authentic Dutch food and wine during "From Holland" celebration
Sure, most tourists may only find themselves trying to get a fried snack out of an Automaat, or on the receiving end of an overpriced "tourist menu", but the kind of food served in authentic Dutch restaurants is just fantastic.
Dutch airline KLM knows this - and is presenting Dutch food and wine to the world with their "From Holland" celebration. In October and November, passengers departing Amsterdam will be treated to a variety of Dutch dishes.
Coach passengers can enjoy a red cabbage and beef casserole or an Indonesian meal. In business class, passengers are treated to a Dutch meal developed by Michelin star chef Wilco Berends. As a snack, premium cabin passengers can even order an in-flight broodje kroket (croquette sandwich). The airline assured me that this snack would be served piping hot and crispy - just like on the ground.
Even the wine service comes from local Dutch wineries, including some from tiny cellars in the province of Zeeland. The thought of a nice glass of wine along with a traditional Dutch cheese platter really does sound very appealing.
So, if you are flying out of Amsterdam on KLM this month or next - be sure to try some of the in-flight Dutch food, and report back to us what you thought of it, and whether KLM really did manage to serve a crispy kroket at 33,000 feet.