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Air France Introduces New Summer Flavors in La Première and Business Class Cabins

From July through October 2023, Air France will continue to promote fine French dining onboard with a new series of summer dishes on departure from Paris in the long-haul and Business Class cabins.

Air France La Première Dish by Chef Régis Marcon – Courtesy Air France

On Thursday (July 6, 2023), Air France announced the introduction of a new range of fine French dining selections for La Première and Business Class guests traveling on long-haul flights departing Paris. From July through October 2023customers will enjoy dishes created by renowned French Michelin-starred chefs Régis Marcon, and for the first time, Thierry Marx. The chefs will be collaborating with Meilleur Ouvrier de France Pastry Chef Philippe Urraca to create delicious meals for the carrier’s customers. The chefs have worked in partnership with Servair, the world leader in in-flight catering, to create seasonal dishes with a focus on fresh, local produce, as well as meat, poultry, dairy products and eggs all sourced in France. Additionally, the fish comes from sustainable fisheries and vegetarian options are available in all cabins.

Business Class guests will enjoy culinary creations designed in collaboration with Thierry Marx, a renowned chef with two Michelin stars. He has created unique dishes inspired by the diversity of France’s rich culinary heritage. Above all, Chef Marx’s menu focuses on plant-based ingredients in a ‘flexitarian’ approach.

Speaking on the culinary collaboration with Air France, Chef Thierry Marx said,

“Just like travelling, cuisine brings people together. These are values that I share with Air France for its customers’ pleasure.”

Chef Marx has created a total of eight dishes, described below, which will be available over the next four months.

Chef Thierry Marx Menu and Biography - Courtesy Air France

As part of Air France’s fight against food waste, Business Class guests have the option of pre-ordering their preferred hot dish up to 24 hours prior to departure. This combines a guarantee of the guest’s first meal choice with fairer onboard consumption.

Introducing Chef Thierry Marx - Courtesy Air France

Air France’s La Première guests will enjoy a gourmet dining experience worthy of the finest restaurants. Voted ‘World’s Best First Class Onboard Catering’ at the Skytrax World Airline Awards 2023, La Première now offers menus signed by renowned triple Michelin-starred Chef Régis Marcon. Chef Marcon continues to be inspired by nature as he draws his inspiration from the Ardèche and Auvergne regions. Guests traveling in Air France’s most exclusive cabin will enjoy eight fabulous dishes over the coming months, which are described below.

Chef Régis Marcon and Chef Philippe Urraca La Première Menu and Biographies – Courtesy Air France

During 2023, Air France is working with a total of 17 chefs to promote French culinary excellence. These experts offer exceptional dishes on departure from Paris and certain international destinations in both the La Première and Business cabins as well as in the lounges in Paris. Air France is the only airline to partner with so many talented Michelin-starred chefs, reinforcing their role as a global ambassador for French dining and expertise.

Source: Air France


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