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Greetings from Vitaly Saveliev, General Director of PJSC "Aeroflot – Russian Airlines"
Welcome aboard this Aeroflot aircraft.
You may have noticed that the economy class now has a new onboard menu. Hot dishes for flights longer than three hours were created by Aeromar chef Thierry Mona, whose dishes are known and loved by many Aeroflot passengers.
The menu now offers Asian and Eastern European dishes such as chicken in oyster sauce and Caucasian-style lamb. Some long-haul flights also serve traditional Italian fettuccine and ravioli. For those who prefer something more traditional, I would recommend the Russian menu — it is available in economy class on long-haul flights from Moscow. You can specify your dietary requirements and preferences for free up to 36 hours before departure.
We are also delighted to introduce our new business-class menu. To develop this menu, Aeroflot and the Russian Food Festival organised a culinary contest, which saw eight young chefs from Moscow, St Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Sochi and Vladivostok compete against each other. All of them work in famous restaurants and have already proved their professionalism. However, the contest gave them an opportunity to take their success to a wholly new level — that of becoming an Aeroflot chef.
Participants competed to produce their own hot dishes based on a list of recommended products compiled in accordance with the airline’s requirements. Leading restaurateurs and food critics evaluated the participants’ work.
The winner was Evgeny Vikentiev from St Petersburg, chef of Vinny Shkaf and Hamlet & Jacks. Second prize went to another representative of the Northern Capital, Igor Grishechkin of Kokoko. Vitaly Istomin from Moscow’s Technicum restaurant took third place. As part of the prize, the best dishes have been incorporated into the onboard menu: business class passengers will now be able to order Vitaly Istomin’s pak choi with sesame, Igor Grishechkin’s grilled halibut with crisp spelt, creamy sauce and halibut caviar, and Evgeny Vikentev’s beef with white mushrooms, parsnip puree and malt sauce.
This culinary contest is only the first step. We expect it to be the start of a major new project to discover new talent in Russian gastronomy.
The final tasting took place in an aircraft cabin. Although the aircraft was on the ground, in-flight conditions were simulated. The dishes were heated using the on-board ovens and thus did not differ in appearance or taste from those that will be offered to passengers on flights. Experts gave the dishes outstanding reviews.
I hope you share their opinion when you try the new menu for yourself. Bon appetit!
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Before Peter the Great, Russia celebrated New Year on September 1 — and for good reason. Many things have changed over the last three centuries, but the symbolic meaning linked to the end of the summer and beginning of autumn — when we reap the rewards of the harvest — remains.
The August/September issue of Aeroflot magazine celebrates the theme of fruitfulness: we have gathered the freshest and most seasonal ideas and articles, written by experts, travelers, and food lovers alike, to make sure you enjoy Russia’s Indian summer. You’ll find provincial treasures, Russian food as you’ve never seen it before, interviews, and investigate what the Svistoplyaska is and how it is related to the Dymka toys craft. Make the most of warm weather and fly in style and comfort with Aeroflot to one of our many destinations.
Enjoy the summer!
AEROFLOT – August-September 2017 (PDF file)
In the September issue of Aeroflot magazine we will tell our readers about the most interesting sporting and cultural events of the upcoming month, as well as new books and films. Singer Olga Peretyatko-Mariotti will tell the story of how she went to the Metropolitan Opera to take part in a production of "Rigoletto" and ended up performing also in "La Traviata"; actor Alexander Petrov will reminisce on shooting a gothic triller about Nikolai Gogol; writer Olga Slavnikova will reveal what an author’s utmost joy is, while Pobeda Airlines CEO Andrey Kalmykov will explain how his experience of working as an aircraft loader helps him in his current job.
The Travel section will give you a glimpse of the culinary landmarks of Bordeaux, help you open up new horizons in a tour over the wineries of Italy and choose your own adventure in Northern Germany, as well as inspire you to catch a crab in Sakhalin all by yourself, admire the sea eagles of the Volga’s estuary and find out how the famous Khokhloma wares are made near the city of Nizhny Novgorod. For those who feel drawn to the Orient we have a story about the treasures of the Gansu Province, which is believed to be the cradle of the Chinese civilization, as well as a report from the ever-cheerful Shanghai, where everything is fun and new: old warehouses turn into art clusters, and popular clubs and restaurants are so packed they’ll make you learn to make your way in a crowd.
Upscale dinner parties, landscape painting workshop sessions, themed club meetings, and even edutainment casinos: the fantasy of Moscow’s restaurateurs truly knows no limits when it comes to the difficult task of teaching the fine art of wine appreciation to the big city public. Discover a pick of the most interesting kinds and forms of tasting events offered in Russia's capital.
The Reading section this month features excerpts from the collection of stories by participants of Mikhail Kozhukhov’s Travel Club — the people who are sure to know life better than your tour guide.
Aeroflot – September 2017 (PDF file)
The Indian summer, or Velvet season is considered the quintessence of summer enduring into the autumn; soft light, halftones, sunglasses by day, cashmere by night, while every September witnesses the renaissance of resorts and spas, whereby the number of vacationers and unoccupied space in hotels, restaurants, and museums strikes an ideal balance.
In the newest issue of Aeroflot Premium, the best cities in the world will appear in all of their September splendour: quaint old Cape Ferret in the south-west of France, as well as the medieval Florence, the capital of the House of Medici, and pre-holiday Moscow without the filters. The heroine of the issue is Diana Vishneva, the prima ballerina, considered one of the best ballerinas in the world. Of special attention this September: a boat show in Monaco and Cannes; the International Motor Show in Frankfurt, and in our Best of the Best: Hotels for epicureans.
As always, in this issue, the reader will find a collection of the most anticipated events of the month, ranging from hotel news, to restaurant premiers, as well as reviews of new automobiles, innovative devices and gadgets, books worth reading, and, last but not least, the best in jewellery and timepieces.
Editorial material and columns in English await foreign readers of Aeroflot Premium.
Aeroflot Premium – August 2017 (PDF file)
After the summer holidays, the September issue of Aeroflot STYLE returns to everyday reality with a look at trends in business dress for the autumn.
The main trends for the new season include the ‘male suit’, pieces made from black leather and latex à la Matrix, and denim. In this month’s Jewellery section don’t miss the survey of new collections of high jewellery: this season jewellery designers have surpassed aficionados’ boldest expectations in this field.
Our Beauty section investigates this autumn’s main battle between natural and innovation-based cosmetics. We predict the winner! We also look at new scents and the main trends for this season in make-up.
Our principal personalities for September are Katie Holmes and Anna Chipovskaya, model Caroline de Maigret, architect David Rockwell, and fashion designer Arthur Arbesser.
Aeroflot Style – September 2017 (PDF file)