MIAMI — Famed French Chef Joël Robuchon has again teamed up with Air France to provide La Première Passengers a taste from his Michelin-starred menu. Through the end of November, first and business class passengers departing from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport will have the option of dining on several choices, including sautéed scallops in coral sauce, ginger fregola risotto and shredded duck confit with truffle and potatoes au gratin. A starter of salmon tartare with shiso sprouts and caviar will also be available.
This marks the second time Chef Robuchon has created special menus for Air France. From December 2011 to May 2012, he served as the first of Air France’s ambassadors of the art of French gastronomy. During the time period, he created a new specialty dish for first and business class passengers every 10 days.
Air France has a long history teaming up with celebrity chefs to create special menus, including Régis Marcon, Guy Martin, Anne-Sophie Pic and Michel Roth, among others. Air France was ranked as the fourth-best airline in Europe for onboard dining by The Huffington Post, only behind SAS, Aeroflot, and KLM. Air France also received 4.5 stars out of 5 for cusine by airline ranking service SkyTrax.
Robuchon is a world-famous chef, restaurateur and author of several cookbooks. He owns and operates a dozen restaurants around the world in cities including Hong Kong, Las Vegas, London, Macau, Monaco, Paris, Bordeaux, Taipei,and Tokyo. Among all his restaurants, he has won a world-record 28 Michelin Guide Stars. He has also written seven cookbooks and has hosted several French culinary television shows.