From this month through to October 2022, Air France passengers seated in the airline’s long-haul La Première and Business cabins can enjoy Michelin-starred menus created by chefs Michel Roth and Anne-Sophie Pic.
In-Flight Catering Options Highlight French Cuisine, Commitment to Sustainability
Roth – who has been awarded the accolades of Bocuse d’Or and Meilleur Ouvrier de France in addition to several Michelin stars – has created an appetizer, a starter and eight distinct dishes for Air France’s La Première cabin. While these dishes will be unveiled gradually over the coming months, Roth’s menu will include caviar provided by Sturia, France’s leading caviar producer, as well as lobster medallion and beef with foie gras and truffle sauce.
In the Business cabin, Anne-Sophie Pic – recipient of ten Michelin stars and owner of La Maison Pic in Valence, France – has created eight distinct dishes including braised beef with potato mousseline and artichoke barigoule with polenta. More information on Air France’s culinary offerings across both cabins – which will be offered on departure from certain long-haul routes from Paris – can be found here and here.
Vegetarian options are available on both menus, which highlight seasonal and locally-produced French ingredients. In a statement, the carrier explained that, through these menu offerings, it will, “…continue to offer its customers exceptional French cuisine that is more sustainable and responsible.”
In addition to these exclusive offerings in its Business and La Première cabins, Air France is making changes to its on-board catering options as part of its wider sustainability strategy. “By the end of 2022, the airline is committed to offering 100 percent French meat, dairy products and eggs, as well as sustainably caught fish, on all its flights from Paris and in all cabins. A vegetarian dish will also be systematically offered and all meals will be prepared entirely in France. The company favors local produce, respecting seasonal produce and encouraging sustainable farming,” it said, adding that it was also making a commitment to eliminating and recycling up to 90 percent of single-use plastic on-board by early 2023.
As a final note, Air France explained that, “Sustainable catering is part of Air France’s roadmap for more responsible travel. The airline has developed its initiatives under the Air France ACT label. All these actions are detailed online at airfranceact.airfrance.com.”
Source: frugal travel guy