Some may see it as yet another way Delta Air Lines is trying to outdo Seattle-based Alaska Airlines in the Seattle and west coast markets, but in this case passengers flying in the first class cabin will reap the benefits.
Starting this week on “select” flights from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Delta Airlines will be serving First Class cabin passengers salmon and other Northwest-based food favorites.
If you live in Seattle or have visited, you’ll recognize the names of these local suppliers and products:
Pike Place Chowder,
Pike Place Fish Market
The Pike Brewing Company’s XXXXX Stout Mustard,
Uli’s Famous Sausage,
Beecher’s Handmade Cheese,
Le Panier Bakery,
Menus using ingredients from these suppliers (i.e. Pappardelle’s lavender fettuccine with Pike Place Fish Market’s wild Alaskan coho salmon and Northwest Seafood Seasoningar) are being served to First Class passengers on flights from Seattle to Los Angeles and San Francisco, and Delta said it plans to expand this line-up to other mainline lunch and dinner flights between 900 and 1,500 miles.