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11 December 2012

Aeroflot Jubilee Onboard Menu with Michelin Stars

December 11, 2012 MOSCOW

On December 11, 2012 Aeroflot gathered airline’s frequent flyers, top managers, key partners and celebrities to take part in a new anniversary onboard menu tasting ceremony.

The menu was especially designed with a help of Michelin starred chefs — Pierre Gagnaire, Alain Llorca (both from France) and Bjorn Franzen from Sweden to celebrate the 90-th Aeroflot jubilee.

For the coming 2013 spring season the chefs’ trio offered tremendous choice of the most exquisite dishes.

Now in the menu there are four kinds of soup — the famous Russian Borzch with champignons and sour crème, an old-styled cabbage soup with porcinos and fennel, a spicy soup with vegetables and Astrakhan sturgeon and an old-Moscow soup with spinach and sour crème.

Among appetizers are: Norwegian salmon bouche with pancakes and cream cheese; Norwegian salmon fillet on a lemon jelly with caviar, cranberries and shrimps; Norwegian salmon sautéed in beet-orange sauce with fresh salad and angus veal in sesame souse and beansprouts.

Newly introduced main courses were of a great success among Aeroflot passengers and guests — baked Russian polar halibut with steamed vegetables and red pepper souse; beefsteak with shitake mushrooms, steamed spinach, stewed pumpkin and carrot; chicken breast sautéed with goat cheese and figs jam followed by jasmine rice and backed sweet red peppers with Porto souse.

The world-renowned chef Kamel Benamar (head chef of «Bolshoi» and «Vanil» restaurants, owned by A.Novikov) presented his new dessert menu with millefeuilles, cherry cheesecakes and pistachio mousses with strawberries which made a perfect final for the menu tasting ceremony.

The new menu will be available on board of Aeroflot international and domestic flights starting from February 01, 2013.

Established in 1923 with a headquarters in Moscow, Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship airline and the largest national air company. Proudly being a member of SkyTeam global airline alliance, Aeroflot with its partnering members provides service to 1000 destinations in 187 countries. Aeroflot operates one of the most modern and youngest fleets in Europe counting 126 aircraft formed by Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi airliners with an average airplane age of 5 years. In 2011 Aeroflot carried more than 14.2 million passengers, showing the best result in modern Russia’s history. In the same year Aeroflot was honored with a prestigious international SkyTrax World Airline Award as ‘The best airline in Eastern Europe’.