Two airlines have just announced premium cabin food and beverage upgrades for customers traveling internationally.
Air France has added signature dishes to the menu created by Guy Martin - Michelin-starred chef at the Grand Véfour restaurant -for long-haul flights from Paris-Charles de Gaulle. Business Class guests can now enjoy exclusive options including Sautéed chicken with orange and maniguette pepper, endive and pearl onions, and Breast of duckling with a fennel and mango compote. Guy Martin has been designing Air France First Class dishes since 2002. The dishes created for the Business cabin will be on offer for a period of eight months, and will be renewed twice a month so frequent travelers can enjoy a variety of flavors.
United Airlines has also enhanced its culinary options, offering United Global First and United BusinessFirst passengers high-quality, restaurant-style entrées - including selections of beef, chicken, fish and vegetarian-style pastas.
All premium-cabin United Airlines customers flying internationally will begin their meal with warm nuts accompanied by a spirit, beer, wine or champagne. United Global First customers receive a six-course meal with appetizer, soup, salad with gourmet breads, entrée, cheese and fruit, and dessert. United BusinessFirst customers receive a five-course meal with an appetizer, salad with gourmet breads, entrée, cheese and fruit, and dessert. Dessert consists of made-to-order ice cream sundaes, liqueurs, world-class port wine and freshly brewed coffee.
Guests on United Airlines international flights from to and from Tokyo and Osaka can enjoy regional specialties, including sushi appetizers and Japanese meals. Hot noodle soup is offered as a mid-flight snack on flights to and from China.