PARIS, 2014-12-11 — /Travel PR News/ — With menus created by Anne-Sophie Pic, a French Chef with three Michelin stars, tableware signed by the designer Jean-Marie Massaud and wines and champagnes selected by internationally renowned experts, the La Première cabin offers its customers culinary delights worthy of Michelin-starred restaurants.
MOUTHWATERING MOMENTS IN THE SKY
In December 2014 and January 2015, Air France is offering new dishes signed by Anne-Sophie Pic, a French Chef with three Michelin stars.
On the menu, rolled sole with creamy lemon chard ravioli, lightly grilled Scottish prawns and free-range Orleans poultry are just a few of the mouth-watering dishes to be discovered.
Over this two-month period, a starter and five new star dishes can be exclusively enjoyed in the La Première cabin, on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle.
TABLEWARE AT THE SERVICE OF FINE DINING
To enhance each dish in the La Première cabin, Air France appointed Jean-Marie Massaud, a famous French designer, to design the new tableware.
With Arc International Champagne flutes, Bernardaud fine porcelain plates and Christofle flatware… Jean-Marie Massaud has orchestrated a complete service of more than 40 original pieces. This daring new range illustrates a world of La Première luxury combining elegance, subtlety and modernity.
A particularly refined reference, the mythical winged seahorse, the symbol of the Air France La Première brand, appears in a watermark on this unique service.
AIR FRANCE AND THE ART OF FINE FRENCH DINING
By using real taste stylists to draw up the menus in its La Première cabin, Air France is promoting the “French touch” all over the world and is confirming its role as ambassador of French fine cuisine and lifestyle. France is in the air!
On board, minute detail is paid to providing high-quality gourmet cuisine. With Sturia caviar and a choice of prestigious Champagnes, the finest dishes are to be found on the La Première menu. The desserts are designed by Lenôtre. The wine list is carefully selected by Paolo Basso, world’s best sommelier in 2013, in collaboration with Bettane & Desseauve, authors of the French Wine Guide.
Since December 2009, Air France has been inviting renowned French chefs to create certain dishes on the La Première menu on board long-haul flights departing from Paris and some international stations. Joël Robuchon, Guy Martin, Michel Roth and Régis Marcon have already endorsed this role of ambassador of French cuisine on board Air France flights. Since 1 December 2014, Air France has been entrusting this task to the triple Michelin-starred Chef Anne-Sophie Pic.
ABOUT ANNE-SOPHIE PIC
Anne-Sophie Pic is the only French woman to have three Michelin stars, the supreme reward she obtained in 2007 to which she added the title of Best Female Chef in the World in 2011. Her story is one of an illustrious line of chefs and a young self-taught girl who graduated from a business school. This journey has enabled her to create intuitional and emotional cuisine. Her culinary expression is based on blends of flavours, a constant search for complexity and aromatic strength which is delicately expressed in her dishes.
Anne-Sophie Pic is currently at the head of a culinary world she has built up over the past few years and which consists of the eponymous gourmet restaurant***, the Beau-Rivage Palace gourmet restaurant** in Lausanne, the Dame de Pic restaurant* in Paris, a hotel*****, the bistro 7, a delicatessen, Scook, a cookery school and Daily Pic, a gourmet cafeteria in Valencia.
ABOUT JEAN-MARIE MASSAUD
Jean-Marie Massaud, a French designer, is well known for his creations the world over. A graduate of the ENSCI – les Ateliers de Paris, a top design school, his works are identified and valued for their elegant proportions. Beyond the formal side, his quest for subtlety is based on an imaginative synthesis: optimum use of resources, the skill of the object and an exact response to the context. His approach, a cross between anthropology, engineering and poetry, is faithfully illustrated in his designs.
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