Air France Launches Partnership with Celebrity Chef Daniel Boulud
For one year, Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud will be creating new dishes for Air France’s La Premiere (first class) and Business cabins on board long-haul flights from 11 North American cities. Daniel Boulud’s dishes have French roots, with global inspirations – they are complex in flavor and simple in satisfaction.
Says Chef Boulud, “Customers are more interested than ever in enjoying the best quality food, whether in a restaurant or on-the-go, and that includes in-flight. Air France has always maintained very high standards for culinary excellence on board, which I have enjoyed many times as a passenger between my home in the US and my native France.”
In the La Premiere cabin, the chef has created seasonal dishes. They change every three months, when a new dish is offered from a selection of the following five culinary delights:
· Atlantic Lobster, Curried Coconut Sauce, Black Rice and Bok Choy;
· Provencal Lamb Chop, Zucchini Pesto, Tomato, and Cheese Polenta;
· Tomato Braised Chicken, Four Bean Medley and Basil;
· Peppered Beef Tenderloin, Cranberry, Squash and Spinach Custard;
· Seabass in Vine Leaves, Za’atar, Farro and Grape.
In the Business cabin, the flavors are warm, spicy and exotic. They change every two weeks, when one of the following four dishes will be featured:
· Salmon with Fennel, Chickpea and Sumac;
· Moroccan Chicken Tagine, with Lemon, Cauliflower and Couscous;
· Braised Chicken Basquaise with Chorizo, Peppers, and Saffron Rice;
· Braised Lamb with Spring Root Vegetables and Edamame.
About Daniel Boulud
Since arriving in the US in 1982, Daniel Boulud has been praised for the contemporary touch he adds to his typically French cuisine.
Originally from Lyon, Daniel Boulud owns several award-winning international restaurants and the catering company Feast & Fêtes. He is now considered to be one of the leading chefs in the US.
During his career, Daniel Boulud has received many awards, including the James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Restaurateur, Best Chef, New York City and Outstanding Chef of the Year. He also was voted Chef of the Year by the Culinary Institute of America, and was made a Knight of the Legion of Honour. In 2015, the World’s 50 Best Restaurants gave Daniel Boulud the Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award for his success as a restaurateur, businessman, and one of the most outstanding chefs in the world.
About The Art Of High-Flying French Cuisine
Air France is committed to promoting French haute cuisine in all cabin classes. With a unique legacy, the Company is continuing a tradition that values excellence, pleasure and exclusivity. Since 2009, Air France has entrusted one dish from the La Premiere and Business class menus to a renowned French chef. Joel Robuchon, Guy Martin, Michel Roth, Thibaut Ruggeri, Regis Marcon, Anne-Sophie Pic and Francois Adamski were the first to carry out this mission as French gastronomy ambassadors aboard Air France flights, by including one or several creations among the different main dishes on the menu. In keeping with the menus created by Michelin-starred chefs on departure from Paris, Air France is offering new high-flying dishes created by Daniel Boulud on departure from the US.
About Air France
Air France, a global airline of French inspiration, with high standards and a caring attitude, turns the flight into a moment of real pleasure on all its daily operations in France, Europe and worldwide.
Since 2004, Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines have formed a global air transport giant with a strong European base. The Group also offers cargo transport and aeronautical maintenance solutions.
Air France-KLM is the leading Group in terms of international traffic on departure from Europe. In 2015, it offers its customers access to a network covering 316 destinations in 115 countries thanks to its four brands Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Transavia and HOP! Air France. With a fleet of 546 aircraft in operation and 87.4 million passengers carried in 2014, Air France-KLM operates up to 2,200 daily flights from its hubs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol.
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