Tuesday 3 December 2013
Dishes designed by Michelin-starred Chefs, prestigious events, new gourmet delights, these are just some of Air France’s secrets to ensure magic moments on board its flights this holiday season.
The month of December launches a new season of Christmas and New Year festivities. Air France hopes this holiday season will be full of exciting trips, discoveries and moments of sheer pleasure. This year, Air France has invited distinguished Chefs to delight its customers in La Première and Business with the promise of an exceptional high-flying gourmet experience.
At the end of November, Air France launched the start of the holiday season by offering new gourmet delights which will continue throughout 2014.
Once a week, a Chef from Servair, an Air France subsidiary and leader in airline catering, boards a long-haul Air France flight flight and welcomes La Première and Business customers. During the flight, the Chef introduces them to the à la carte menus, including those by the talented young Chef Thibaut Ruggeri, winner of the Bocuse d’Or 2013, who has been designing exclusive new dishes in the Business class cabin for the past few months. When new menus are added in Economy and Premium Economy, the Chef presents them to passengers.
The Servair Chef meets passengers, finds out what they think of the dishes and explains how the com-pany adapts to the constraints of airline catering on a daily basis, to preserve the original spirit and flavour of the dishes on board. In addition, he passes on his expertise and know-how to the crew, to ensure dishes are presented in an optimum way and to constantly ensure service excellence.
The next exclusive Chef’s visit on board: December 10, 2013, on flight AF006 by Airbus A380 to New York.
In December and January, the La Première travel experience will be even more exclusive. Joël Robuchon, the world’s most Michelin-starred Chef, is designing exceptional new dishes for the La Première cabin for an unforgettable culinary experience. Available on all Air France long-haul flights on departure from Paris, New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo, the famous Chef’s seasonal delights are a promise of unrivalled culinary refinement. Passengers are invited to the best high-flying restaurant to enjoy a moment of French fine dining that Air France represents on a daily basis on board its flights.
Glazed pork mignonnettes with spices, buttered potatoes with shallots and parsley
Pan-fried sea bass with leek fondue and lemongrass sauce
Shredded duck confit with truffle and mashed potato gratin
Pan-fried brill with mint oil, white butter sauce and ricotta gnocchi gratin with parmesan
On 19 November 2013, Colin Peter Field, head bartender at the Hemingway Bar of the Ritz Hotel in Paris was Air France’s exceptional guest. On a Paris-New York round trip, Colin Peter Field left the bar at the Ritz to launch the world’s first ever high-flying cocktail bar. The world’s best bartender (nominated by Forbes Magazine in 1997 and 2004) concocted unique cocktails for customers in La Première and Business class, providing an unforgettable experience for passengers and illustrating the prestige of the Ritz on board Air France.Air France wishes you a month of December filled with gourmet delights and a happy holiday season on board its flights.
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