Taiwanese carrier EVA Air has unveiled new meals, sleepwear and amenity kits that it is introducing to its on board service this year.
The new features have been developed in collaboration with luxury brands such as Rimowa and Salvatore Ferragamo as well as renowned chef Huang Ching-biao and fashion designer, Jason Wu.
Multiple classes will be seeing new menus on board EVA Air in 2019, with a key introduction being a new dining selection for Royal Laurel Class passengers travelling on flights from Taipei to Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco.
Taiwanese chef Huang Ching-biao, who specialises in Tan-style cuisine, has developed a menu that includes a pork shoulder, cucumber and Thai-style shrimp appetiser…
…a golden chicken and seafood soup…
…and a braised abalone in oyster sauce with fried rice and caramel olive main dish.
Royal Laurel and Premium Laurel Class passengers flying from Taipei to Brisbane, Paris and Vienna will also see a new range of seasonal desserts developed by Italian pastry chef, Andrea Bonaffini. These include the vibrant red rose petal, raspberry, lychee and chocolate pastry the airline calls “Sexy Lady”, which will be available starting this month.
The dessert menu will change seasonally, with the spring menu featuring a bright orange dessert titled “Bianca”…
…followed by “Coco Mango” in summer…
…and “Nocciola” in autumn.
EVA Air will also begin serving sweets from French chocolatier Eclat de Valrhona as part of its first coffee and tea service to passengers travelling in Royal Laurel and Premium Laurel class. The after-dinner tea and coffee service, meanwhile, will see the addition of Crème Caramel Tea from Singaporean tea brand TWG.
Passengers can also expect to be served a new mixed fruit juice after they embark the aircraft that contains Taiwanese Irwin mangoes, passion fruit, orange and carrot.
Long-haul Royal Laurel and Premium Laurel passengers can also expect to see new sleepwear this year. The new pyjamas have been designed in collaboration with Taiwanese-Canadian designer, Jason Wu, whose past accolades include creating the dresses worn by former First Lady Michelle Obama to the inaugurations of President Barack Obama.
The new outfits comprise a loose-fitting top with a distinctive collar that buttons up on the left-hand side, along with trousers and slippers. Men’s sleepwear is a mix of black and grey, while women’s pyjamas feature navy and grey-blue colours.
Luggage brand Rimowa and fashion house Salvatore Ferragamo are each behind new amenity kits that Royal Laurel and Premium Laurel passengers on long-haul overnight flights will receive this year.
Passengers travelling on flights leaving Taipei will get given a maroon-coloured Rimowa kit featuring skincare products from cosmetics brand Clarins as well as an eye mask, socks, hairbrush, ear plugs, dental kit and a micro fibre cleaning cloth.
Those travelling on flights arriving at Taipei, meanwhile, will receive a Salvatore Ferragamo amenity kit designed after Taiwanese majolica-style ceramic tiles. Along with the usual items, the kits include Salvatore Ferragamo lotion, hand cream, lip balm as well as the brand’s new Bianco di Carrara fragrance.
The new amenity kits come after EVA Air launched new bags for its premium economy passengers back in October, developed in collaboration with Italian fashion label Furla and Sport b, a subsidiary of French fashion house Agnes b.
Premium passengers flying on board the airline’s flights from Taipei to Tokyo and Osaka, meanwhile, have had the option of a new Kyoto-style multi-course kaiseki meal since November.
That same month, the Taiwanese carrier also began offering environmentally friendly economy class blankets created from recycled plastic bottles.