October 1, 2013 MOSCOW
Starting from October 1st, 2013, a new on-board menu is available for Business Class passengers on international and domestic flights.
Recipes for the fall-winter menu were developed by a world-class team of professionals. This time, LSG Sky Chefs chief-cooker Thierry Mona, already familiar to Aeroflot’s passengers, was joined by Giacomo Lombardi, brand-chef of «Carlson» restaurant («Ginza project» holding) and Sergei Sushchenko, brand-chef of «Chayhona № 1» restaurant project, in order to create new culinary delights.
Giacomo Lombardi, a silver medalist of Berlin «Chefs Olympics», is faithful to his native Tuscan cuisine which gives priority to authentic products and seeks to bring out their natural flavor. He offered Aeroflot passengers to try duck confit with Sardinian Fregola pasta and berry sauce, and beef medallion with roasted potatoes under penny bun and truffle sauce.
An enthusiastic collector of recipes from around the world and a master of unusual gastronomic fusions, Sergei Sushchenko introduced new culinary trends — such as baked lamb «Buglama» with eggplant, tomato, raisins and pomegranate sauce, and his original pumpkin soup with sunflower seeds and croutons.
Exquisite and light desserts were once again created according to exclusive recipes of Kamel Benamar — the celebrity chef of «Bolshoi» and «Vanilla» restaurants of Arkady Novikov Group. French master offered to business class passengers mango mousse with raspberry and panna cotta with strawberries.
All the dishes of the new autumn-winter menu were selected during Aeroflot’s traditional degustation ceremony held on September 13, 2013 in Moscow restaurant «Pontoon». Tasting was attended by Aeroflot CEO Vitaly Saveliev, senior managers and key airline partners, VIP’s, show business and media personalities as well as frequent flyers.
Aeroflot has updated and improved the quality range of wines offered to the business class passengers on board. The updated wine list features such world famous brands as Mouton Cadet Bordeaux Rouge. Baron Philippe de Rothschild (France), Proximo. Marques de Riscal (Spain), Brezza. Lungarotti (Italy). All the wines have received numerous awards and high ratings. For example, red wine Mouton Cadet Bordeaux Rouge. Baron Philippe de Rothschild, also known as the first Bordeaux wine brand, a symbol of France, got a gold medal in International Wine & Spirits tasting competition, and Proximo. Marques de Riscal occupies top positions in the ranking of influential international magazine «Wine Spectator».
«On-board menu of country’s leading airline is a crucial component of its service, — said Vitaly Saveliev. — Aeroflot is one of the world leaders in quality and variety of food on board. This is our competitive advantage which we will develop in every possible way, surely, taking into account customers’ preferences and wishes».
Сelebrating its 90-th anniversary in 2013, Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship airline and the largest national air company. Proudly being a member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance, Aeroflot with its partnering members provides service to more than 1000 destinations in 178 countries. Aeroflot operates one of the most modern and youngest fleets in Europe counting 139 aircraft formed by Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi airliners with an average airplane age between five and six years old. In 2012 Aeroflot carried 17.7 million passengers (27.5 million passengers as Aeroflot Group), continuously showing the best results in modern Russia’s history. In June 2013 Aeroflot was for the second time awarded by SKYTRAX as The Best Airline in Eastern Europe. Find more at www.aeroflot.com.