The buffet spread only changes twice during the day. Breakfast is in the mornings followed by lunch and dinner. The lunch and dinner offering is pretty much the same thing and doesn’t change after breakfast is over. I was able to visit this lounge at least three times within a span of three days. I visited this lounge during breakfast hours on my layover to San Antonio. Then, I visited this lounge during the evening on my way back from San Antonio. I had an overnight layover at the Country Inn DFW thanks to Mr. Perry the Platypus who persuaded me to avoid the dreaded DFW Airport Hotel and Conference Center. I visited the lounge yet again during breakfast hours before my early flight to Los Angeles.
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The breakfast buffet spread consisted of mixed fruit, Greek yogurt, cereal, pastries, muffins, bread, chips and salsa, breakfast egg tacos (but looks like enchiladas), egg frittata, and French toast with vanilla-pineapple syrup.
I had the egg sausage jalapeno jack cheese taco, egg frittata bacon brown butter sage roasted tomatoes asiago cheese, and the almond bread French toast with vanilla-pineapple syrup. Don’t ask me why the lounge serves chips and salsa for breakfast.
I washed it down with a latte and a cappuccino.
The lunch and dinner buffet spread consisted of various salads and veggie toppings, chips and salsa (again), Spanish rice, pulled pork, BBQ brisket tacos (looks like enchiladas), flour tortillas, sweet corn tortilla soup, and caramel apple buckle.
I had a little bit of everything and went for seconds since it was so good. The corn soup was amazing and every dish was tasty.
The service is absolutely fantastic. As the moment you sit down, a waitress comes over and takes your drink order. The waitress handed me a specialty cocktail menu which is served from 9:30am – 9:30pm.
The cocktail menu read as follows:
Cocktails created by Jim Meehan, exclusively for American Express Managing Partner of James Beard Winner PDT and Contributing editor of FOOD & Wine.
Must be 21 or older to drink alcoholic beverages. Please drink responsibly.
White Mimosa – Sparkling Wine, Lillet Blanc, Cointreau, Lemon Juice – Every part of the orange but the juice is accentuated in this translucent riff on the classic Mimosa
Smoky Shandy – Tanqueray No. Ten Gin, Shiner Bock, Grapefruit, Smoked Salt, Bittermens Hellfire Habanero Shrub (optional) – Beer cocktails such a sthe Shandy (Beer and a non-alcoholic mixer) and Michelada (Beer combined with citrus and earthy sauces and spices) are great food pairings.
Tex/Mex – Tito’s Vodka, Cabeza Blanco Tequila, Corn, Honey, Lime, Jalapeno – Jalapeno combined with the inspiration for this savory sour featuring corn-based vodka from Texas and Mexico’s staple spirit, Tequila.
Texas Toast – Sparkling Wine, Balcones True Blue 100 Whiskey, Palo Cortado Sherry, Maple Syrup, Miracle Mile Toasted Pecan Bitters – This nutty nuance of the tart Sherry compliment the pecan bitters and balance the sweet maple syrup in this bubbly state tribute.
Corn N’ Oil – Cruzan Black Strap rum, Falenum, Lime, Angostura Bitters – The inky blackstrap molasses rum floats like oil on the surface of this lime and clove accented rum-based swizzle.
Blue Door – Johnnie Walker Black Label Blended Scotch Whisky, Myer’s Rum, Herbal Liqueur, Lemon Juice, Anise-Flavored Liqueur – This twist on the Modern cocktail balances earthy malt whiskey with fruity dark rum and a hint of star anise.
Country Club – Crown Royal Canadian Whisky, Iced Tea, Lemon, Fernet Branca – This Arnold Palmer is spiked with ingredients from the Toronto cocktail: Canadian rye whiskey, bittersweet Fernet Branca, and orange.
Jack Rose – Laird’s Bonded Apple Brandy, Pama Pomegranate Liqueur, Lemon, Abbott’s Bitters – Pomegranate liqueur stands in for grenadine in this classic turn of the 20th Century sour seasoned with aromatic bitters.
I had two specialty cocktails which was the Tex/Mex and the Corn N’ Oil. The Tex/Mex tasted like a jalapeno margarita and I wasn’t too fond of the Corn N’ Oil drink.
Overall, the American Express Centurion Lounge is a great addition to DFW Airport. DFW Airport is American Airlines main hub and I doubt I will be visiting any Admirals Clubs anytime soon. This will be my main lounge when transiting through DFW and I even joked around Twitter that they should add an American Airlines agent inside the Centurion DFW Club.