What could be better than enjoying an exceptional meal while airborne? Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines have always been passionate about responding to this challenge. In the Group’s long- haul La Première and Business cabins, every gourmet detail is unique. It has become something of a tradition for the two airlines to call on internationally-renowned Michelin-starred chefs to devise tantalizing haute cuisine on board. Delighting customers is now the highlight of the journey. Spotlight on the new culinary developments for the airlines.
In the long-haul Business cabin, Air France is working with Anne-Sophie Pic, the only French woman to have won three stars in the Michelin Guide. After signing dishes served in the La Première cabin in December and January, Anne-Sophie Pic has been creating five brand new dishes in the Business cabin since February 2015 on departure from Paris- Charles de Gaulle. Excelling in taste combinations, the chef offers cuisine combining powerful aromas with the most delicate of flavors. Roast veal accompanied by a royal quinoa with red peppers and pineapple or lightly-sautéd cod served with a creamy black rice and coconut milk are just a couple of dishes to be unveiled as the months unfold.
2015 also marks the much-heralded return of three- Michelin-starred chef Jonnie Boer in the World Business Class cabin. After a well-received initial cooperation between the Dutch chef and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines in 2010, Jonnie Boer returns to create high-flying delicacies to be enjoyed between January and October 2015 on departure from Amsterdam-Schiphol on the airline’s long-haul flights. The chef is responsible for a menu comprising an aperitif, a salad and a choice between three main courses and two deserts. Enough to satisfy the most discerning taste-buds!