Air France has a long tradition of working with Michelin-starred chefs for its onboard menus – most recently with three Michelin-starred Arnaud Donckele – and the carrier has this week unveiled its latest partnerships.
Three Michelin-starred Régis Marcon – owner of Le Clos des Cimes in Saint-Bonnet-le-Froid – has created six new dishes for La Première customers, using “seasonal products that are close to his heart”.
These include vegetable lasagne with tangy chive cream; braised veal shank, sage sauce, potato gratin with porcini mushrooms; beef tenderloin in red wine, sautéed potato and morel cake; pike and shrimp cake with lobster sauce, sautéed girolle mushrooms with tarragon, spinach; mixed scallops and scampi with truffles, reduced jus and julienne vegetables; and confit pigeon, apricot sauce, lemon bulgur, mushrooms and butternut.
Meanwhile the new business class menu has been entrusted to two Michelin-starred chef Mathieu Viannay, owner of La Mère Brazier in Lyon.
Viannay has created the following eight dishes “dishes combining delicate flavours and local produce”:
- Penne pasta, arugula and spinach gratin, ricotta cream with lovage
- Risotto verde, vegetable Bolognese
- Beef tenderloin, macaire potato patties, roasted beet and smoked meat juices
- Poultry fillet with morel mushrooms, spelt and butternut squash risotto
- Poached cod fillet with baby vegetables and taggiasca olives
- Pike perch fillet, armorican sauce, yellow carrots and herb semolina
- Braised veal shank with sweet spices, split pea puree, mange tout and hazelnuts
- Roasted guinea fowl in coffee, celery confit and stewed autumn vegetables
The new menus are available on flights departing Paris until February 2022.