With many airlines now introducing healthier, more substantial options, complaining about airplane food is almost an outdated issue. Air France is the latest airline to step up its food game by partnering with American chef Daniel Rose, who used to own Spring, a restaurant in Paris. More recently, he has received a Michelin star for his Le Coucou restaurant in New York, which specializes in French cuisine. Now, he’s taking his talents to the Air France in-flight menu, to bring some authentic French flavor to its flights.
As reported by Forbes, Rose said, “I am honored to be partnering with Air France, the airline that set me on my culinary journey 21 years ago. We look forward to sharing our version of classic French meals at 30,000 feet that are as comforting and as delicious as in my restaurants.”
If you’re booked on an Air France flight in September or later, you’re in luck. Business-class passengers flying from any of the airline’s North American gateways will be able to indulge in the new menu items, including a rich poultry gratin with onions, poultry pâté with foie gras, and cod filet with turnip and beurre blanc sauce. And in case frequent flyers are concerned that the new fare will get a bit stale, three new dishes will appear on the menu every two months.
US flights aren’t the only ones getting the star chef treatment. On other international routes, menus will feature creations by other chefs, like Guy Martin, Anne-Sophie Pic, and Andrée Rosier.