Air India has introduced new inflight menus for all international flights departing India, following “guest feedback”.
Business and first class passengers can now choose from several vegan options, including Subz Seekh kebab, Thai red curry with tofu and vegetables, broccoli and millet steak, and lemon Sevaiyan Upma, Medu Wada and Masala Uttapam.
Premium customers will also now be offered Laurent-Perrier champagne, as well as “wines from the renowned vineyards of Château de l’Hestrange, Les Oliviers, Chateau Milon, and Piedmont region of Northern Italy”.
Meanwhile the carrier said that a refresh of the inflight menus across all cabins had been designed “to offer travellers an assortment of gourmet meals, trendy appetizers, decadent desserts, and showcase India’s locally sourced culinary”.
New options across breakfast, lunch and dinner service include turmeric chilli omelette, Emmenthal sandwich on multigrain bread, grilled prawns in a fennel cream sauce, Murgh Rezala Kofta, Murgh Elaichi Korma, baked fillet of fish with a herb almond and garlic crust, espresso almond crumble mousse cake, single origin chocolate slice, and Chum-Chum sandwich with blueberry sauce.
The revamped menus follows the reintroduction of first class service on Air India’s route to London, and the official launch of the carrier’s premium economy cabin.
Commenting on the news Sandeep Verma, head of inflight services, Air India, said:
“As part of our ongoing effort of transforming the Air India experience for guests, we have brought great thought and energy into our new menus. We want our guests to enjoy their food and beverage on board Air India flights much like they would at their favourite restaurants.”
“Our underlying focus while designing the new menus has been on ensuring that they include nutritious options that are delicious, and on incorporating contemporary, sustainable practices.”