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Gourmet Meals Made to Order for Air Travel

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Despite some recent upgrades, most airport restaurants offer unadventurous bites. To best resolve the mediocre dining crisis (yes, crisis), luxury hotels across the country have begun providing gourmet meals to-go. From Boston to Seattle, high-end hotels and resorts are dishing out gourmet meals made to order right before their guests’ departures. We rounded up the best of the hotels that have recently launched these miraculous “meals to go” menus that ensure convenient (and tasty) bites.

Four Seasons Hotel Boston

Boston, Massachusetts

The 273-room Four Seasons Hotel Boston in the Back Bay neighborhood recently introduced a menu specifically for departing travelers. For Your Trip Home allows guests to select a meal from a boutique menu to be hung on the hotel room doorknob the night before they check out. Guests can choose a breakfast, lunch, “classic,” or dinner menu, the latter comprising a selection ranging from jumbo shrimp cocktails to chilled 8-oz beef tenderloin with asparagus and mushroom salad.

Hotel Bel-Air

Los Angeles, California

At LA’s Hotel Bel-Air, legendary Wolfgang Puck and his crew recently created Meals on the Move, a menu available to hotel guests that can be made to order right before departure. Guests can order via in-room dining with an hour’s notice. Many of executive chef Sonny Sweetman’s signature items are included in the menu, and dishes range from the signature Bel Air Club (maple glazed turkey, smoked ham, crispy bacon, gruyere, and fried egg) to a Lobster Cobb Salad (avocado, chopped egg, blue cheese, bacon, balsamic vinaigrette, and lobster).

Hotel Monaco Denver

Denver, Colorado

The newly redesigned, 189-room Hotel Monaco Denver is a AAA Four-Diamond property known to offer perks like free access to bikes, in-room yoga mats, free Wi-Fi, and a complimentary wine reception in the lobby. The hotel recently launched the Breakfast with Wings menu, where guests can order breakfast as early as 6 am to take to the airport with them. The menu includes house-made granola with yogurt and fresh berries, breakfast panino with egg, fontina cheese, and bacon or sausage on freshly baked croissant and steel cut oats with brown sugar, raisins, dried blueberries, toasted pine nuts, and crumbled banana chips. Best of all, every item is less than $10…

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