Currently inside TPR on an extensive layover waiting for our 1:30pm connecting flight to HKG. We arrived earlier this morning from SQ377 in F ex-MXP. Here is the menu of that flight we took: SQ377 First Class: MXP-SIN (January 2012) Lunch From Milan to Singapore Canapes Satay with Onion, Cucumber and Spicy Peanut Sauce Appetisers Antipasto Plate Marinated Scallops, Parma with Endive, Tomato Mozzarella Duck Foie Gras Coated with Breadcrumb Allspice, Raisin-pear Chutney and Mesclun Soups Cream of Celery Soup Garnished with Blue Cheese Oriental Clear Chicken Broth with Spinach Salad White Chicory and Rucola with Roasted Pumpkin Balsamic Herb Dressing Thousand Island Dressing Main Courses Beef Fillet with Mushroom Duxelle, Madeira Wine Sauce, Steamed Vegetables and Gratinated Potato Braised Halibut in Black Pepper Sauce, Seasonal Vegetables and Fried Rice Chicken Breast with Brioche Stuffing, Roasted Vegetables and Risotto Potatoes Egg Noodles in Broth with Sliced Pork and Chinese Greens Gnocchi with Roasted Pumpkin, Arugula, Pecorino Cheese Desserts Cheesecake with Raspberry Mirror, Fresh Raspberry, Raspberry Sorbet Citrus Panna Cotta with Passion Fruit Coulis Cheeses Selection of Dana Blue, Montasio, Brie and Grana Padano Cheeses Served with Garnishes Fruits Fresh Fruits in Season Finale A Selection of Gourmet Coffees & Fine Teas Served with Pralines Breakfast From Milan to Singapore To Start With A Choice of Apple, Tomato or Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice Fruits Fresh Fruit Plate Starters Choice of Cereal or Yoghurt Cornflakes with Milk or Birchermuesli Plain or Fruit Yoghurt Wholesome Beginnings Chicken Congee Shredded Chicken in Rice Porridge with Chinese Crullers European Breakfast Cold Ham with Cheese, Warm Pork Sausage and Scrambled Eggs Prepared On-board Braised Udon Noodles with Seafood, Black Mushrooms and Chinese Greens Fresh Eggs Prepared On-board (Baked, Broiled, or Scrambled) with your Choice of Ham Steak, Chicken Sausage, Vine-ripened Tomato and Mushrooms From the Bakery Assorted Breakfast Pastries and Bread with Butter, Jam, Marmalade or Honey Finale A Selection of Gourmet Coffees & Fine Teas As you can see above, caviar was not an option for the two appetisers listed. This is not a rant by any means and overall we had great service and the meals we chose were also very good (I especially enjoyed the chicken breast). But rather, I was curious as to why caviar wasn’t an option on our long haul full lunch service. This caught my attention given the fact that SQ had eliminated caviar for many long haul supper service routes for quite some time already and was curious if they plan to do the same for a long haul lunch. I spoke to both the LS and IFS regarding this situation and both politely explained that for this particular sector, they are not providing caviar. However, they told me the company has not gone the route of eradicating that appetiser for all F services. Nonetheless in the past, all my long haul SQ F experiences that served either a full lunch or full dinner service had caviar as an appetiser option. The other European flights I’ve taken previously ex-LHR, CDG and ZRH that featured the full lunch or full dinner service in the past all had caviar. On the other hand, this was my first time flying ex-MXP on SQ F. Hence I don’t know if ex-MXP flights in the previous years had served caviar or not. If not perhaps SQ sees MXP as less of a premium route (even though they are offering F for the route) compared to LHR/CDG/ZRH? Anyways unless they make changes by then, don’t expect any caviar to be served if you plan on flying F ex-MXP even though there is a full lunch. I’m not saying I “extremely” adore the taste of those Malossol Caviar they serve and would go out of my way to always order it as an appetiser for all my F flights if available. But it will be sad to see if more and more long haul routes do indeed loose it as a result if they do resort to more cost cutting. Has anyone else been on a F long haul flight for another route recently where SQ served either a full lunch or full dinner but did not have caviar on the menu at all?