7 (Fri) December 2018
Sea Bass en Papillote
aboard Turkish Airlines – TK 827
-Beirut to Istanbul to Manila-
Mission to Lebanon + personal deviation, Day 6 (see previously 9.335 Legendary Meat on Dough).
In transit, en route to Manila. Completed the mission to attend the Meeting of the Regional Parliamentary Working Group on Universal Health Coverage in the Eastern Mediterranean Region – Monday to Tuesday. After hanging out for a couple extra days, I’m on my way back home.
Lebanon was awesome, though I barely saw any of it. Would love to come back for a proper visit to dig deeper into the country’s history and culture, especially the food.
But so glad to be going home.
As always, I am grateful for and respectful of the opportunity to travel internationally, whether for fun or for work, especially via business class (see BEST IN FLIGHT), including airport lounge access (see in BEST IN LOUNGE), even if certain comments made on GMTD about airlines or airports, about food or service or facilities, may suggest otherwise.
The Sea Bass en Papillote was excellent. Juicy fish – making me wonder whether it was indeed cooked in the paper (en papillote) and reheated as is, rather than just wrapped in the paper after the fact, which is what the cynic otherwise would’ve suspected – delicately seasoned, pairing nicely with the shredded carrot-onion-peppers on top and the potato on the bottom. Fortunately, the dish was offered Beirut to Istanbul and again Istanbul to Manila – can’t recall if that’s ever happened to me before.