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Air France Introduces New Range of Onboard Gourmet Delights

Air France has unveiled their new menus for their La Première and long-haul Business Class cabins which will be available from November 2023 through March 2024.

Ai France La Première Menu Selection by Chef Emmanuel Renaut - Courtesy Air France

On Thursday (November 2, 2023), Air France unveiled their new La Première and long-haul Business Class menus for the period between November 2023 and March 2024. On departure from Paris, guests will enjoy exceptional dishes created by the great Michelin-starred Chefs Emmanuel Renaut and Anne-Sophie Pic, alongside the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France Pastry Chefs Angelo Musa and Phillippe Urraca. Air France continues to develop partnerships for flights on departure from international stations. For the first time, the airline will offer new dishes by Jean-Charles Brédas, who will sign the entire menu on departure from Pointe à Pitre, Fort de France, Saint Martin and Cayenne, as well as on Air France’s regional Caribbean network.

La Première guests departing Paris will enjoy a dining experience worthy of the finest restaurants, created by triple Michelin-starred Chef and Meilleur Ouvrier de France, and lover of Savoyard cuisine. Chef Renault has come up with a total of eight dishes that combine local produce with French culinary heritage, to be enjoyed over the coming months. Selections include a farmhouse chicken confit with mushrooms and a vegetable mille-feuille, and a creamy blend of root vegetables, button mushrooms, porcini mushrooms and Beaufort, the flagship product of Savoyard cuisine.

Speaking on his inspiration for the new Air France La Première menu, Chef Emmanuel Renault said,

“Nature is a source of inspiration that is as infinite as it is fragile. My cuisine tells a story, one of simplicity, indulgence and comfort. This is what I wanted to pass on to Air France passengers”

Selection of La Première Dishes by Chef Emmanuel Renaut - Courtesy Air France

For dessert, La Première guests will enjoy four high-flying deserts created by Chef Angelo Musa, including mango, citrus and cognac baba and the Chocomûre, which combines the power of pure Venezuelan dark chocolate with the tangy notes of wild blackberry.

Business Class guests on long-haul flights departing Paris will enjoy new culinary delights created by triple Michelin-starred Chef Anne-Sophie Pic. This season, Chef Pic has fashioned eight dishes to be enjoyed onboard, including a chicken supreme with sake, combining powerful Japanese ingredients with local French produce and roast parsnip, with dill butter and curry combined with walnuts.

Commenting on her culinary creations for Air France’s Business Class guests, Chef Anne-Sophie Pic said,

“For Air France customers, I’ve created some unique dishes highlighting French produce. I’ve worked on them by playing on the combination of original flavours and the strength of the tastes.”

Air France has also entrusted a top pastry chef for the first time with the creation of signature Business Class desserts. Chef Phillippe Urraca, Meilleur Ouvrier de France, has created an Opera, a Black Forest, and a Yuzu Entremets to round off the exceptional culinary experience.

As previously mentioned, Business Class customers on departure from the French West Indies, French Guiana and the Caribbean regional network will enjoy new dished created by Martinique Chef, Jean-Charles Brédas. Guests will enjoy a range of no fewer than 12 dishes by Chef Brédas, including a creamy risotto with coconut milk, pigeon peas, almonds and giraumon, or a roasted grouper fillet served with crunchy papaya sauerkraut, a green sauce and dachine cubes. In alignment with Air France’s standards, Chef Brédas has taken care to favor local and seasonal produce for each dish.

Commenting on his culinary creations for Air France, Chef Jean-Charles Brédas, said,

“My cuisine is carefully thought out. I’ve created simple recipes using local produce that reflect my Creole and mixed-race identity, a cuisine that combines the pleasures of taste and sight: where the land meets the sea.”

Introducing Jean-Charles Brédas, Creator of the Business Class Menu on Departure From the French West Indies, French Guiana and the Caribbean Regional Network – Courtesy Air France

As part of the company’s fight against food waste, Air France is offering their Business Class guests the option of pre-selecting their hot dish up to 24 hours before their flight.

Source: Air France


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