Lufthansa Launches ‘Tasting Heimat’ Culinary Program for Short and Medium Haul Flights
Starting September 1st, 2021, guests traveling on Lufthansa short and medium-haul flights will enjoy new ‘Tasting Heimat’ menus featuring modern takes on traditional German cuisine inspired by the cities of Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Berlin, Düsseldorf and Leipzig.
On Monday (August 30, 2021), Lufthansa announced the launch of their new ‘Tasting Heimat’ culinary program for short and medium-haul flights from September 1st, 2021. The new menus will offer a culinary journey through Germany with the fusion of traditional German cuisine and modern culinary influences from around the world. The menus will change weekly and offer different outbound and return selections, with dishes inspired by the cities of Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Berlin, Düsseldorf and Leipzig. Tasting Heimat includes German classics from appetizer, to main course, to coffee table, with unusual components. As an example, the menu will include a shrimp salad with beetroot and potato terrine, inspired by Hamburg’s sea breeze, or the Frankfurt classic ‘Grie Soß’ (green sauce) with young kale, a poached egg and French Macaire potatoes. Another menu highlight is a modern interpretation of the of the traditional ‘Leipziger Allerlei’ dish, as a chicken salad with celeriac, juniper and black walnuts.
The creative menus have been created exclusively for Lufthansa by young star chefs Julia Komp and Dennis Puchert, along with the gategroup culinary team. Tasting Heimat focuses on high product quality, balanced nutrition and sustainable, regionally sourced ingredients. The menu ingredients are primarily sourced around Frankfurt and Munich which are harvested in German fields, processed by local producers, before being prepared fresh daily and served to guests onboard. Naturally, the world-renowned German bread culture is included in the menus, offering a wide range of traditional and freshly baked breads and rolls. As part of Lufthansa’s commitment to sustainability, the Tasting Heimat culinary program uses no disposable plastic.