Fly&Dine Giveaway Interview: The Food Secrets of “Million Mile Secrets”

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Welcome to the second Fly&Dine Giveaway Interview! One lucky reader is going to win a $50 Visa gift card, so make sure to leave a comment with your answer to today’s question (below) for your chance to win.

If you’re a regular visitor to frequent flyer blogs (and if you’re reading this, you are), you certainly know Million Miles Secrets as one of the top dogs in the game. I’ve been a fan for a while now and was lucky enough to convince Daraius and his wife Emily to share the food tips they’ve picked up over countless miles of air travel. Read on to learn their secrets and you can find today’s question at the bottom of the interview with more details on how to win FREE MONEY.

It’s interview time!


What’s your favorite airport in terms of food? Why?

Daraius: I like Chicago O’Hare (ORD) for Rick Bayless’ Frontera Grill.

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Emily: I like Midway Airport (MDW)  because of Pegasus on the Fly, which has great gyros. I also like Café Intermezzo at the Atlanta Airport (ATL) for its European food.


If you could talk directly to the airlines of the world, what advice would you give them in terms of their in-flight menus?

Daraius: Elaborate menus are great, but sometimes I just want all my food on a plate and don’t have the time for a 3-hour meal service. I’d rather go to sleep or get work done instead of waiting for the next course!

Emily: One aspect that could be improved is serving a wider variety of non-alcoholic drinks. For example, I’d like to see craft root beer or more fresh juices.


Best hotel restaurant you’ve ever eaten at? What made it so special?

Emily: My favorite hotel restaurant is La Pergola at the Rome Cavalieri hotel in Rome. This was the splurge restaurant of our anniversary trip to Italy.

Being a 3-star Michelin restaurant, there was a focus on quality, presentation, and taste.

Fagotelli "La Pergola"

Quality, presentation, and taste at La Pergola

I thought their signature pasta dish, the Fagottelli “La Pergolaâ€, was divine! It was very romantic because we could see all of Rome lit up.


If you could use your miles to pay for one life-changing meal, where would it be, what would it be, and how many miles would you be willing to spend

Emily: A meal which Daraius and I would like to have would be a last dinner with family who has since passed away.