Air Transat’s Chef’s Menu takes in-flight dining to new heights

The following article is presented in partnership with Air Transat

“Gourmet” isn’t typically a word used to describe airplane food—really, do the stale pretzels and crunchy biscuits handed out by flight attendants on so many airlines even qualify as food? Well, Air Transat is changing that thanks to its brand new in-flight menu offerings, and passengers don’t even need a first-class ticket to enjoy the feast.

Creations from celebrated Quebec chef Daniel Vézina have been served on Transat’s flights to destinations like the Caribbean and Europe since last spring, and starting December 1st there will be a new offering of tantalizing dishes available to travellers.

“This grand adventure with Air Transat takes my kitchen 10,000 metres in the air and challenges me to explore how taste is affected by altitude,” Vézina said. “We spent the past few months creating a menu even more attuned to the tastes of travellers and that’s always the height of quality.”

Passengers on morning flights can choose from a spinach and basil omelette, or crepes with goat cheese and smoked salmon. Each meal is served with a plain croissant, yogurt, orange juice and coffee.

Those flying later in the day can dine on the likes of braised beef bourguignon, pulled beef shepherd’s pie, or a salmon fillet with Asian noodles. There are also two vegetarian options: a white bean and quinoa bowl, or cheese and tomato orzo risotto. Every meal includes a cheese plate, dessert and glass of wine.

“The feedback from our customers has been extremely positive since we launched this new offering last spring,” said Jean-François Lemay, President-General Manager of Air Transat. “Air Transat constantly strives to offer our passengers a pleasant flight experience…and the opportunity to enjoy such an affordable, high-quality meal is part of the journey.”

The Chef’s Menu is complimentary for all Club Class passengers, and available to those flying in economy at a cost of $15 for breakfast or $25 for dinner. Meals can be pre-ordered online, or by calling Air Transat’s booking centre.

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