MONTREAL — Bad airplane food is a thing of the past thanks to Air Transat’s new partnership with renowned Quebec chef Daniel Vézina.
The airline has announced a selection of gourmet meals titled ‘Chef’s Menu by Daniel Vézina’ that are inspired by his signature recipes. Meals will be offered for free to Club Class passengers as of May 1, and will also be available to Economy Class passengers, in limited quantity and for purchase, on transatlantic flights starting May 1 and on flights to the South as of July 1.
“We are thrilled with this partnership, which allows us to take the inflight experience to new heights and reinforce our role as leader in holiday travel,” says Jean-François Lemay, President-General Manager of Air Transat. “Air Transat stands out for its Club Class, and the ‘Chef’s Menu by Daniel Vézina’ is a wonderful addition to the many privileges that characterize this upgrade.”
Economy Class passengers can purchase Vézina’s signature dishes for $26, which will be served with a cheese plate, dessert and glass of wine.
Vézina’s summer dishes will include: chicken ragout with lemon zest and seasonal vegetables; duck confit lasagna with spinach and a sherry and foie gras emulsion; braised leg of lamb with spices, maple syrup and Indian vegetable curry; sweet potato gnocchi with red wine Bolognese, spinach pesto and Parmesan; vegetarian moussaka with grilled vegetables, creamed goat cheese, tomato and red pepper coulis; and vegan risotto with rice cream, red pepper coulis and diced root vegetables with fennel.
“I am elated to be collaborating with Air Transat in this exciting challenge: introducing the flavours and presentations that characterize my cuisine into the flight experience,” says Daniel Vézina. “And I would like to acknowledge the support, flexibility and openness of this Quebec airline, which allowed me to create a delicious menu that is in line with my values and quality standards.”
Meals will change over the seasons and can be pre-ordered on Air Transat’s website or by calling the booking centre.