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Gourmet delights for Lufthansa passengers

24th April 2008 Print
The Swiss star chef from the famous La Marmite restaurant in St. Moritz has created special menus for Lufthansa passengers travelling in First and Business Class during the months of May and June.

Starters on the First Class menu include crayfish and avocado timbale with lime crème fraîche. Among the main dishes is escalope of guinea fowl Engadine style with air-dried beef and sage accompanied by pumpkin goulash and curd spätzle. In Business Class, starters include marbré of char served with sour cream and apple fennel salad to start with. As a main dish, passengers can, for example, choose fried pike-perch with white saffron sauce, cream spinach and Camargue rice.

Reto Mathis has run La Marmite, which was opened by his father, since 1994. It is the most exclusive restaurant in the Swiss Alps – and also the highest one. Located at an altitude of 8,000 feet at the top of Corviglia, St. Moritz’s highest peak, La Marmite is where the ski-ing jet set meet to indulge in such culinary delicacies as truffles and caviar. Reno Mathis never fails to impress his guests with his elegant creations.

The second UEFA host country, Austria, will also be presenting gourmet delights on Lufthansa flights. From May, passengers on flights to the East Coast of the United States can look forward to an exclusive sushi box created by the Austrian-born star chef Mario Lohninger. The sushi box will contain such delicacies as sushi in a sesame seed crust with cream cheese and crabmeat or a cream dessert made with green tea.

Mario Lohninger, 33, can also look back on a successful career that has taken him to some of the world’s most exciting metropolises. He worked in Paris, Los Angeles and New York before becoming chef de cuisine at the Silk and Micro restaurants in the Cocoon Club in Frankfurt in 2004. He also attended a sushi academy to learn the craft of making these exquisite Japanese dishes.

The Lufthansa Star Chef programme Since January 2000, Lufthansa has taken its First and Business Class passengers to new culinary heights. Imaginative menus, created by top chefs from all over the world, make a Lufthansa flight a truly heavenly experience. To date, such international celebrities as Harald Wohlfahrt (Baiersbronn), Dieter Müller (Bergisch Gladbach), Frank Zlomke (Paarl, South Africa), Daniel Boulud (New York) and Paul Bocuse (Lyon) have been engaged as Lufthansa “Star Chefs”.

In addition, since the beginning of 2005, internationally renowned chefs have created special menus on selected long-haul routes from Germany to reflect the culinary tastes and traditions of the respective destination.