American Airlines has partnered with British Michelin-starred chef Mark Sargeant to create a new menu for its first class passengers on routes from the UK.

Dishes include starters of poached native lobster, and roasted duck with hoisin barbecue sauce, with mains including slow-cooked West Country pork belly with fennel seed and white bean cassoulet, and barbecue short rib of Angus beef with sweet potato champ and red cabbage slaw (pictured).

Dessert choices include a warm spiced Victoria plum crumble with English custard or vanilla ice cream.

The Mark Sargeant menu is available on flights from Heathrow to Chicago O’Hare, Los Angeles, New York JFK, Miami and Dallas Fort Worth.

Sargeant owns three UK restaurants – Rocksalt and The Smokehouse in the coastal town of Folkestone, and The Duke William in Ickham –and is the chef director of Plum and Spilt Milk at The Great Northern Hotel in London (Business Traveller reviewed this restaurant shortly after it opened).

At the same time US chef and television personality Maneet Chauhan has created a new menu for business and first class passengers on flights between the US and Europe, with a selection of the main courses also available on flights to Latin America.