Hiroki Yoshitake, chef at the Parisian restaurant Sola, has created a new in-flight menu for Japan Airlines. Through August 31, first-class and business passengers on Japan Airlines will enjoy meals by the chef and co-owner of Michelin-starred restaurant in Paris.
In first class, caviar, smoked salmon and beef tenderloin are among the high-end dishes travellers will enjoy. Business class passengers, meanwhile, will savour foie gras mousse and sauteed lobster, among other offerings. Passengers can end their meal on a sweet note with a light tropical fruit cream, a bergamot-infused milk chocolate mousse and a light cookie.
The new menu is available only to passengers in these two classes on flights between Paris and the airlines’s Japanese destinations. In September, Japan Airlines will introduce a new fall menu from Shinichi Sato, the chef at the Parisian restaurant Passage 53, accompanied by a dessert course from pastry chef Jean-Paul Hévin.
Japan Airlines is among a growing number of carriers who collaborate with world-class chefs to meet the gourmet expectations of high-end travellers. Air France, for example, has called upon French celebrity chefs Joël Robuchon and Guy Martin, among others. The German chef Joachim Wissler, boasting three Michelin stars, has put together menus for Lufthansa.