SWISS upgrades business class, first class inflight dining

By Chris C., June 9 2015
SWISS upgrades business class, first class inflight dining

Business class and first class passengers on Star Alliance member SWISS will enjoy new inflight delights over the coming months as the airline serves up dishes from Zurich’s Mesa restaurant.

Through September 1, Mesa’s Michelin-starred chef Antonio Colaianni gives the airline’s cuisine a Mediterranean influence with a dash of Italianità, along with matching wines.

SWISS inflight dining: business class

In business class, look out for the smoked duck and chicken breast with pistachio cream and couscous salad…

… followed by either a barbecue-glazed beef shoulder with rosemary polenta or a John Dory fillet with citrus vinaigrette and potato purée, and concluded by a pistachio and lime financier with yoghurt and peach to round off the meal.

Your chicken and duck pairs with a fine white from Neftenbach in Switzerland’s German-speaking canton, or a fruity Schiterberger Himmelsleiterli AOC 2013 Pinot Noir.

On selected European flights, also keep your eyes peeled for local specialties inspired by the local Albanifest such as asparagus salad with local raw ham; skewered beef with local potatoes; potatoes stuffed with mushrooms; local cheese and root vegetables; and apricot compote with quark and lime mousse.

SWISS inflight dining: first class

Passengers in first class dine on dishes such as smoked sturgeon tartare with caramelised cauliflower mousse or black cod with citrus vinaigrette, Cima di Rapa coulis, red peppers, saffron fennel and salicornia.

On the side is a Neftenbach Sauvignon Blanc from young winegrower Nadine Saxer to match with the seafood, while there’s also a Gamaret Prestige Barrique from the Staatskellerei Zürich if you’d prefer a red.

For dessert, it’s a chocolate slice with sour cream ice cream, raspberry jelly and adornments:

SWISS flies from its home in Zurich to a number of destinations across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, the Americas and also Asia including Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai and Bangkok.

Also read: Malaysia Airlines rolls out new business class, first class menu

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Chris C.

Chris is a a former contributor to Executive Traveller.

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