View all newsletters
Latest in Luxury - Sign up to our weekly newsletter
  1. Cars, Jets & Yachts
  2. Aviation
August 1, 2022updated Dec 20, 2023

Air France Reveals New In-Flight Menus by Michel Roth

The chef’s menus will be served in the airline’s exclusive La Première cabin.

By Kim Ayling

Air France has bolstered its already impressive in-flight culinary program with the launch of a new premium menu, created by award-winning French chef, Michel Roth.

Roth, who is most famed for securing two Michelin stars at Hôtel Ritz Paris’s L’Espadon restaurant, has crafted a series of dishes in his signature gourmet style that will be served exclusively in AirFrance’s most premium cabin, La Première.

Available on certain long-haul flights departing from Paris, highlights from the new ten-dish menu include an indulgent Caviar Sturia appetizer; Lobster medallion, green asparagus and raspberry vinaigrette, and Tender beef and pan-seared foie gras with truffle sauce, stir-fried asparagus and porcini mushrooms.

[See also: The Best First Class Airlines in the World]

michel roth chef
Roth has crafted a series of dishes in his signature gourmet style / ©Philippe Bauduin

For vegetarians, there are also two thoughtful yet equally indulgent meat-free options: Quinoa with candied lemon, summer vegetables and basil crème, and Truffled polenta, green vegetables, mint pea coulis with carrot jus.

As well as a premium in-flight culinary experience, Air France’s La Première travelers can enjoy a complimentary airport chauffeur service, private check-in, exclusive lounge access and fast-track boarding, as well as a host of onboard extras such as a transformable seat-bed, Sisley beauty products and a state-of-the-art entertainment system.

Passengers in business class can also enjoy an elevated dining experience while they travel, with Air France continuing its partnership with Anne-Sophie Pic – the most decorated female chef in the world. Pic’s business class menus include Braised beef, potato mousseline, plum chutney and tarragon breadcrumbs; Roast chicken, spelt risotto and courgettes with green cardamom, and Artichoke barigoule, creamy polenta, smoked vanilla Burrata and tomato coulis.

airfrance menu by michel roth
Michel Roth’s dishes will be served exclusively in the La Première cabin / ©Air France

As part of Air France’s bid to offer a more sustainable way to fly long-haul, the airline has committed to offering only French meat, dairy products, eggs and sustainably caught fish by the end of 2022, with priority given to sustainable farmers and seasonal products.

Content from our partners
Nightcap: Enjoy Live Music All Summer at Nemacolin Resort
How to Enjoy America’s Cup 2024 in Barcelona
From Mexico to Manhattan: Clase Azul’s Latest Tequila Captures NYC

The airline is also making efforts to reduce waste, through both an effective plastic reduction project, which is set to 90% of single-use plastics eliminated by early 2023, and a smart pre-ordering system to limit food waste.

The La Première cabin is available on certain flights from Paris to Los Angeles, Miami, New York-JFK, San Francisco, Washington DC, Mexico City, Abidjan, Johannesburg, Dubai and Sao Paulo.

Select and enter your email address Be the first to know about the latest in luxury lifestyle. Get the latest news on hotel openings and in-depth travel guides. Get insider access to exclusive promotions and special offers from our luxury partners.
Visit our privacy Policy for more information about our services, how Progressive Media Investments may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications.
Thank you

Thank you for subscribing to Elite Traveler.

Websites in our network