Over the years I have used miles to upgrade myself when possible – which isn’t as often as I would have liked! As I age I find I’d rather use miles to upgrade than to buy a free ticket. This trip so far has been a real experience in pampering which is represented, for me, by the extent to which the food has been so good.
Historically I have upgrade on Continental/United:my experience of US based Airline lounges is that they have a bar, bagels and some plastic wrapped cheese. Not so Lufthansa and this was the business lounge upstairs was the First Class lounge. so you can imagine… The above menu describes the selection of salads and sandwiches. I was really surprised to see the word “Organic” used even though it only was to describe the salad dressing, but very glad to see that plastic packets of orange cheese were not represented 😉 Even the “junk” food selection was somewhat balanced and came with a sense of humor – apologies for the out of focus Gummy Bear picture – I sometimes get worried that someone is going to tell me not to take pictures so I always am trying to do it on the sly and quick!
My hotel breakfast buffet has to be one of the most elaborate buffets I have ever experienced. Everything is thought of. What makes this so exceptional to me is that my hotel is not expensive it is $137 a night which includes this breakfast, WiFi and they even left a complimentary plate of fresh raspberries and macron in my room upon arrival. These pictures don’t need any narrative, the diabetic jam is a nice touch and the soft-boiled eggs on offer where transcendent, somehow the yolks are thick, not running and not hard: amazing. I love the heavy dark German bread!
Like the above is really breakfast food – oh well it’s a vacation. These folks make you eggs anyway or waffles. And speaking of the staff, this morning was my second breakfast and I was greeted by name and the hosted had remembered my room number. AMAZING.