Travelers in Air France’s business class can now enjoy a whole new menu designed by Bocuse d’Or winner Thibaut Ruggeri. Ruggeri, who has worked with several renowned chefs including Michel Guérard at Prés d’Eugénie, Georges Blanc at the Splendid, and Michel Kayser at the Alexandre, has designed a menu of five dishes exclusive to Air France’s long-haul flights. The menu combines “purity and eccentricity to various different presentations to create recipes that highlight his personality and that illustrate his motto in the kitchen: Less is more!” according to a press release.
A dish designed by Ruggeri will be one of the four main dishes on the menu, available on flights departing from Paris. The menu selection will be renewed twice a month for the pleasure of frequent travelers. Some sample dishes by Ruggeri include duck confit with snow peas and almonds, Hake with honeyed carrots and verjuice, and duckling with chestnuts and red currants.
The new dishes will be served for a period of six months, starting October 1, after which Air France will assign a new renowned chef to design menu items for the business class. This ongoing project of bringing out top-class food to its customers was launched by Air France in December 2011, when the airline started including one dish from a renowned French chef – including Joël Robuchon, Guy Martin and Michel Roth – on their business class menu.