Michelin-star chef creates meals for Air France’s biz class passengers

ROISSY — Starting in September 2019 Air France’s Business Class passengers flying to Paris from North American gateways including Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver will be able to tuck in to three new Signature dishes created by Michelin-star chef Daniel Rose.

Described as “an American with a love for French cuisine”, the award-winning Rose is the chef and partner of Le Coucou in New York and the chef and owner of Chez La Vieille and La Bourse et La Vie in Paris.

As of September his culinary creations will be served on long-haul flights from Canada (Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver) and the U.S. (Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington) to Paris.
On departure from these 15 destinations to Paris, three dishes will be renewed every two months:

  • Poultry gratin with onions (September to October 2019 and March to April 2020)
  • Warm poultry pate with foie gras (November to December 2019 and May to June 2020)
  • Cod with turnip and beurre blanc (January to February 2020 and July to August 2020)

“I am honored to be partnering with Air France, the airline that set me on my culinary journey 21 years ago,” said Rose. “We look forward to sharing our version of classic French meals at 30,000 thousand feet that are as comforting and as delicious as in my restaurants.”

Air France promotes fine French dining in all its cabins. Since 2009 the airline has been entrusting the creation of its dishes on the La Première and Business menu to starred chefs.

Onboard long-haul flights from Paris, stars of French and international cuisine have created the dishes, including Anne-Sophie Pic, Arnaud Lallement, Guy Martin and Andrée Rosier.

On departure from international stations, the gourmet escapade continues, says Air France, with Julien Royer (Singapore – Paris), Benoit Vantaux (Reunion Island – Paris), Marcel Ravin (Pointe-à-Pitre/Cayenne/Fort-de-France – Paris) and now Rose.