Air France has launched its latest La Premiere and business class inflight menus in partnership with Michelin-starred chefs Michel Roth and Anne-Sophie Pic.
The first class (La Premiere) menu has been created by Roth – owner of The Bayview Restaurant in Geneva and recipient of the Bocuse d’or and Meilleur Ouvrier de France awards – and includes an appetiser, starter and eight main courses.
These include a starter of lobster medallion, green asparagus and raspberry vinaigrette; and main courses of tender beef, pan-seared foie gras with a truffle sauce, stir-fried asparagus and porcini mushrooms; chicken supreme with olives and black truffles, poivrade artichokes and macaroni gratin; and shrimp in lobster sauce perfumed with tarragon, red rice and baby spinach.
This summer the La Premiere cabin is available on selected flights to Los Angeles, Miami, New York JFK, San Francisco, Washington DC, Mexico City, Abidjan, Johannesburg, Dubai and Sao Paulo.
Meanwhile Anne-Sophie Pic – whose restaurants include the two-Michelin-starred La Dame du Pic at the Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square – has created eight dishes for business class customers including braised beef, potato mousseline, plum chutney and tarragon breadcrumbs; artichoke barigoule, creamy polenta, smoked vanilla Burrata, tangy tomato coulis; and Seashell pasta, chard and lemon coulis, lightly smoked goat cheese cream, roasted pumpkin seeds.
The new menus will be available on long-haul flights until the end of October, and Air France has also committed to offering 100 per cent French meat, dairy products and eggs, as well as sustainably caught fish, on all its flights from Paris and in all cabins by the end of 2022.
The carrier is also progressively introducing the option for business class passengers to pre-select their hot dish prior to departure, combining “the guarantee of customer choice” with reduced food waste.
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