New gourmet meals for Swiss first class include truffles, caviar

By David Flynn, September 7 2015

Swiss is now serving up 'gourmet steakhouse' meals to first class passengers in the debut of the airline's new Connoisseur Experience, which will be offered four times a year for a two-week period.

The dishes are geared to each season and  focus on a particular gourmet delight, although travellers can of course tuck into the standard Taste of Switzerland menu.

Through to 15 September the spotlight is on a steakhouse menu featuring Australian wagyu beef, Irish Angus fillet or corn-fed chicken, served with potato gratin, baked potatoes, spinach and grilled corn and a range of salads.

This will be followed in November by a celebration of truffle season, with the focus on white Alba truffles. Cabin staff will grate truffles at the customer’s seat onto their truffle carpaccio, truffle soup or truffle pasta meal.

Coming in February 2016 will be seafood, with the menu set to include lobster, crayfish and Coquilles St-Jacques; while May sees "an exclusive caviar tasting programme offering various types of caviar including Sevruga, Prunier and Switzerland’s own Oona caviar from the Tropenhaus Frutigen."

Also read: Swiss Boeing 777-300ER's first class suites, business class seats

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David

David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

07 Sep 2015

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Personally food on first class flights are always quite good. But do reccommend to other airlines to jump on the bandwagon. Good Idea.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

15 Dec 2014

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Australian Wagyu Beef! Always nice to see something from home when you're on a plane a few thousand miles from here!

12 Jun 2013

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Eight weeks out of the year? 

Seems hardly worth the effort. It's not like people are going to book a first-class flight just to eat some steak 'n potatoes.

United Airlines - Mileage Plus

12 Sep 2011

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Love Swiss First Always great food  and I love the olive oil for dipping - dont even need to ask!!!! 

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

21 Mar 2013

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I'm guessing these aren't part of their catering arrangement with Hiltl...

12 Sep 2015

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Swiss is a great airline and they used to be a leader in innovation and trend setting for other airlines to follow .I wish they would go back being just that as Swiss Air was .

Ive noticed a big improvement in the inflight service the past 8 months from all staff , and I only wish they would purchase the newer 777 or 787 as opposed to the 777-300.

United Airlines - Mileage Plus

12 Sep 2011

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777-300 is great   been on SQ First from HKG to SIN in new SQ First   Super!!!!! But which champagne do uwant?   Krug Dom Perignon or po lRoger all vintage! So LX First will be great as it always is!!!!!

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

21 Mar 2013

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I think they want to forget how the old Swiss Air ended...

12 Sep 2015

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The comment of how Swiss Air was run internally is not what the article is about , it's about inflight service and product . Swiss Air was grounded financially for many other reasons not for inflight catering .


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