Air France Introduces New Michelin-starred Menus for Premium Cabins

One of Michel Roth's dishes for Air France.
One of Michel Roth's dishes for Air France.

Through OCT 2022, Air France is serving new Michelin-starred menus created by French chefs Michel Roth and Anne-Sophie Pic in its long-haul La Première and Business cabins departing from CDG.

Working with select seasonal produce, vegetarian products, red and white meat and fish, the chefs have created dishes for the airline's customers to enjoy over the coming months. In this way, Air France intends to continue to offer its customers French cuisine that is "more sustainable and responsible."

Michel Roth in the La Première cabin

Michelin-starred chef Michel Roth, Bocuse d'or and Meilleur Ouvrier de France, has created a new series of gourmet dishes for customers in the La Première cabin. The chef has created an appetizer, a starter and eight dishes that will gradually be unveiled on the menu of the airline's most exclusive cabin:

  • Caviar Sturia accompanied by a pancake with smoked fish cream (appetizer)
  • Lobster medallion, green asparagus and raspberry vinaigrette (starter)
  • Tender beef, pan-seared foie gras with a truffle sauce, stir-fried asparagus and porcini mushrooms;
  • Oven-cooked verbena veal, vegetable and morel mushrooms;
  • Chicken supreme with rosemary, fine sweet pepper tart and stuffed zucchini;
  • Chicken supreme with olives and black truffles, poivrade artichokes and macaroni gratin;
  • Quinoa with candied lemon, summer vegetables and basil creme;
  • Truffled polenta, green vegetables, mint pea coulis with carrot jus;
  • Fillet of brill in a shellfish jus accompanied by simmered green vegetables and mussels;
  • Shrimp in lobster sauce perfumed with tarragon, red rice and baby spinach.

The La Première cabin is available on certain flights to LAX, MIA, JFK, SFO, Washington DC, MEX, ABJ, JNB, DXB, and GRU.

Anne-Sophie Pic's menu in the Business cabin

One of Anne-Sophie Pic's dishes for Air France.
One of Anne-Sophie Pic's dishes for Air France.

Air France is continuing its collaboration with triple Michelin-starred chef Anne-Sophie Pic, who this season is creating high-flying menus for  the long-haul Business cabin. The chef has concocted eight dishes for guests to enjoy on board:

  • Braised beef, potato mousseline, plum chutney and tarragon breadcrumbs;
  • Roast chicken, spelt risotto, courgettes with green cardamom;
  • Saithe with seaweed, lovage sauce, Camargue red rice, spinach and fennel compote;
  • Artichoke barigoule, creamy polenta, smoked vanilla Burrata, tangy tomato coulis;
  • Poached saithe with curry and coconut milk sauce, black rice;
  • Beef stew with coffee and sweet onion consommé;
  • Chicken with tonka bean sauce and creamy polenta with mushrooms ;
  • Seashell pasta, chard and lemon coulis, lightly smoked goat cheese cream, roasted pumpkin seeds.

A more responsible catering offer

By the end of 2022, Air France is committed to offering 100 per cent 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. Air France says it favours local produce, "respecting seasonal produce and encouraging sustainable farming." The childrens’ and infants' menus will also be made exclusively from organically grown produce.

As part of the fight against food waste, Air France is this year making it possible to pre-select a hot meal in the Business cabin before departure. This service combines the guarantee of availability of the customer's choice with fairer consumption. The airline is also committed to recycling and eliminating 90% of single-use plastic on board its aircraft by early 2023. Finally, when certain items can no longer be used on board, they are donated to charity.

For more information on Air France, visit its web site.

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