Emirates Airline has announced new additions to its onboard menu for the summer season.
With over 110 million meals served a year, Emirates Airline’s chefs constantly create destination-inspired menus using fresh, seasonal ingredients that cater to a global palate.
In the next two months, the carrier will launch a range of seasonal menu items on select routes, incorporating flavours from the summer harvest.
Starting from July, first and business class passengers travelling to the UK and Ireland can sample treats featuring seasonal strawberries, including the classic British summer dessert, Eton Mess. Strawberry eclairs, a strawberry cream delice and a deconstructed mille-feuille with poached strawberries, white chocolate cream, pastry crisps and basil tuille will also be served.
Concurrently, passengers flying to India in July will enjoy the seasonal flavours of the Alphonso mango, as the airline makes the tropical fruit the star of its desserts in all classes. First and business class travellers will be treated to an Alphonso mango layer cake, while economy class passengers will enjoy an Alfonso mango and sago kheer. The special month-long menu will see almost six tonnes of Alphonso mangos and mango puree sourced from India.
Emirates Airline’s first and business class passengers travelling to and from Italy in August can look forward to an appetizer of the season’s heirloom tomatoes, paired with burrata – an Italian cheese made from mozzarella and cream. The cheese served onboard is made fresh daily in Italy and the UAE by artisanal cheese makers, using traditional methods.
Emirates Airline prides itself on its longstanding global partnerships with fresh local providers and artisans. This emphasis on high-quality ingredients stems from its focus on simple, well-cooked dishes that highlight their destination’s regional cuisine. Its round-the-clock kitchen provides meals for 520 flights a day, serving 209 meals a minute – a feat accomplished by Emirates Airline’s 1,800 chefs and their arsenal of 12,450 recipes.
Food enthusiasts can go behind-the-scenes of the airline’s onboard menus and global partnerships with the Emirates Food Channel available on ice, the airline’s award-winning in-flight entertainment system.