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Brussels Airlines Teams With Celebrated Chef Tim Boury For 2020 Business Class Menus

Updated: Jan 11, 2020

Brussels Airlines announced Wednesday a new collaboration with renowned chef Tim Boury, head of Boury Restaurant. Chef Boury will prepare new quarterly menus for Brussels Airlines' Business Class customers.

Chef Tim Boury With Brussels Airlines' Cabin Crew - Courtesy Brussels Airlines

Today, Brussels Airlines announced a new collaboration with Gault & Millau’s ‘Chef of the Year 2017,’ Tim Boury. Throughout 2020, Chef Boury will create four new menus for Brussels Airlines' Business Class customers. The unique gastronomic experiences that will be created by the celebrated chef are part of the airline’s ‘Boutique Hotel in the air’ concept launched earlier this year. Mr. Boury co-founded the restaurant Boury in Roeselare, Belgium in 2010 with his wife Inge Waeles. The Boury restaurant received its first Michelin star and in 2011 and was recognized again in 2017 with a second Michelin star. In Wednesday’s announcement, Chef Tim Boury said,

“I took up the challenge of developing the same culinary vision as in my restaurant at an altitude of 10,000 metres. The taste of the dishes must be as identical as possible to that ‘on the ground,’ and the way in which they are prepared is very important. It was a highly challenging project, but I am confident that we managed to present four tasteful menus to Brussels Airlines customers from January 2020.”

Starting January 1, 2020 Chef Boury will succeed Chef Thierry Theys from restaurant Nuance in the creation of four menus for Brussels Airlines’ intercontinental Business Class customers. Utilizing fresh regional seasonal ingredients, Chef Boury will deliver a uniquely Belgian experience to onboard guests. For the first quarter, customers traveling from Brussels to Africa or North America will be treated to an Old Farmdal Cream aperitif from Roeselare followed by a starter of brioche with smoked eel and chicory or softly cooked veal loin. As a main course, Business Class guests will be offered veal cheek with fondant potato, cauliflower and brussels sprouts or anglerfish with pumpkin, vadouvan and wild rice or risotto with wild mushrooms. For dessert, guests can choose from a fine selection of Van Tricht’s cheeses or Chef Boury’s signature white chocolate, banana and cassis creation.

Also commenting on Wednesday’s announcement, Belgian Airlines’ Head of Product, Grégory Baillet added,

“We continue to invest in the travel experience for our customers. Within the concept of our Boutique Hotel in the air that we launched earlier this year on our long-haul flights to the states and Africa, we want to offer real restaurant experience to our Business Class customers. We are delighted to be able to serve a top-class Belgian culinary experience together with Tim. In addition, we continue to offer other Belgian products as usual, such as Belgian beers and wines and the Neuhaus chocolate, in order to promote the best of Belgium.”

Brussels Airlines is the national carrier of Belgium and connects the European capital to over 80 destinations worldwide. From their home base at Brussels Airport, the airline operates around 250 daily flights with a fleet of 48 aircraft. Brussels Airlines is a member of The Lufthansa Group along with SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Germanwings and Eurowings.

Source: Brussels Airlines

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