NYC restaurateur Danny Meyer has already exported his signature Shake Shack across the pond to London, and now he’s planning to sweeten the journey to get there. He’s teaming up with Delta Air Lines to cater business class flights between New York and London. His Union Square Hospitality Group—which comprises Gramercy Tavern, Maialino, Blue Smoke and Jazz Standard (to name a few)—will be dishing up custom meals for these flights, starting in February 2014.
A nice touch: These “BusinessElite Express Meals,” designed by chefs at Blue Smoke Tavern, will be paired with a signature cocktail. With two NYC locations (Flatiron and Battery Park City), Blue Smoke is popular for its barbecue by Chef and Pitmaster Kenny Callaghan. Delta is not the first airline to recruit a celebrity chef to spice up the inflight cuisine; Air France is known to tap the talents of chefs like Joel Robuchon and Michel Roth for meals served to its premium passengers.