Europe’s largest airline is collaborating with upscale hotel chain, Mandarin Oriental, to offer its passengers a gourmet menu.
German-based airline, Lufthansa, revealed its latest partnership to dish up one-of-a-kind, delicious meals for its business and first-class passengers. As part of Lufthansa’s Star Chefs Program, the airline is serving meals prepared by world-famous chefs at the luxury hotel chain Mandarin Oriental. These award-winning chefs hail from Mandarin Oriental’s most popular locations – San Francisco, New York, and Miami. San Francisco Executive Sous Chef Annie Hongkham, New York Executive Chef Toni Robertson, and Miami Chef de Cuisine Joel Huff have already planned the menu, which includes dishes such as Dungeness crab and avocado salad, served with lemongrass gazpacho dressing; and braised beef short ribs, accompanied by fava bean purée with wasabi and red cabbage slaw. And this is only two out of the four-course meals that first-class passengers will enjoy. Business class passengers will dine on a three-course meal of:
Tuna Carpaccio with Mizuna Leaf, and Chicken Split Pea salad with Plume Chutney, with Miso Glazed Cod with Soba Noodles, Bean Sprouts and Ginger Soy Dressing, and Semolina Potato with Tomato Crème Sauce and Fresh Vegetable Ragout. The dessert offering is New York Cheese Cake with Raspberry Compote.
The new and exclusive Star Chef menus will only be available on flights from the USA to Germany. Lufthansa has previously served luxury dishes in partnership with various hotel chains such as the Ritz-Carlton.