Despite some electrical issues with the Bose headset, my first experience on this Airbus A-380-800 in Singapore Airlines ‘Suites’ class is, well, sweet! In a cabin of only 12 suites, my partner and I have 3 C and F which apparently converts into a double bed, but we don’t test this theory. The only other occupants is a family somewhere in front. I decide not to watch anything from the extensive entertainment system, instead opting for a downloaded episode of ‘Designated Survivor’ on my iPad.
Service is impeccable, and upon boarding and being shown to our seats, we are offered a menu and pre-departure Dom Perignon Brut, Champagne, and then the obligatory hot wet towel. I decide upon the standard degustation menu; my partner has pre-ordered the Japanese Kaiseki menu. The menu includes delights such as Marinated Lobster, Grilled Lamb Chops in Red Wine Sauce, Mont Blanc Cake, and Fine Pralines, all paired with copious amounts of above-average wine.
Dinner service begins. The suites are set up in such a way that you can dine with your partner sitting across from you. This feels like yourself in a restaurant. Actually a 5-star restaurant. Quite amazing and a thrill being able to do this in the sky. Literally sky dining at its best. My menu is amazing but my partners Japanese ‘book the cook’ degustation menu looks sublime.
As I reach danger point of consuming too much food, I request the suite next to me to be made into a bed and upon returning from the bathroom it is ready and I fall into a deep sleep for about an hour. Bliss.