Finnair Presents Signature Menus by Top Finnish Chefs

Staff Writer
The temporary menus are part of the airline's 90th anniversary celebrations

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Finnair celebrates its 90th anniversary with new menus for business-class flyers.

As a part of Finnair's 90th anniversary celebration, new signature menus will be served to business-class flyers on long-haul flights, including those departing from New York and Miami.

Created by two renowned Finnish chefs, Pekka Terävä and Tomi Björck, these menus will feature "classic Finnish cuisine with a modern twist," according to a press release. The goal of the temporary menus is to bring awareness to the local cuisine, and raise the international profile of Finnish culinary culture.

"In-flight dining is an important part of a distinctive travel experience," Maarit Keränen, Finnair’s head of service concept, said in the release. "Both Pekka and Tomi have a fresh style that is distinct from the mainstream."

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Terävä concentrates his food on classic Nordic flavors, with a menu featuring options such as reindeer filet and organic barley, and Björck puts an Asian spin on Finnish cuisine with dishes such as butternut squash dressed in Asian spices, and Japanese ramen noodles with spicy salmon. Each menu will also be accompanied with complementary prize-winning wines.