Finnair has partnered with Finnish restaurants
Nokka, G.W. Sundmans, Savoy and Fishmarket.
Their chefs, Matti Jämsén from G.W.
Sundmans, Ari Ruoho from Nokka and Kari Aihinen from Savoy, have
designed Signature Menus that will be available in Business class
on long-haul flights from Helsinki from the end of January 2015.
As part of the cooperation, Finnair will also
offer special menus next year to celebrate the arrival of the new
Airbus A350 aircraft as well as Christmas.
will run from the end of January 2015 to spring 2016, and the menus
will be rotated at approximately three-month intervals.
have received very positive feedback from customers regarding our
previous cooperation with top Finnish chefs, and we want to
continue to offer delightful culinary experiences to our customers
while also highlighting Finnish world-class expertise on our
long-haul flights,” said Maarit Keränen, Head of Service Concept
The first of the Signature Menus is designed
by Matti Jämsén, Executive Head Chef at G.W. Sundmans. The wintry
meal consists of delicacies such as whitefish, glazed pork cheek
and cod. Jämsén is Finland’s representative in Bocuse d’Or, one of the
most highly respected cooking competitions in the world, with the
final to be held in Lyon on 27–28 January 2015.
Signature Menu by Kari Aihinen, Executive Chef de Cuisine of
Savoy, is inspired by summer, the Savoy roof garden, and bees. The
menu, which will be served in spring 2015, includes ingredients
such as asparagus, salad made from new potatoes, honey as a
condiment, and grilled corn-fed chicken breast.
autumnal menu designed by Ari Ruoho, Head Chef at Nokka, draws its
inspiration from the harvest season and includes Jerusalem
artichoke, northern pike eggs and pumpkin soup.
2016, it will be the turn of Fishmarket’s Signature Menu, which,
as one might expect, has a firm focus on fish.
“All of the restaurants participating in this
cooperation are part of Royal Restaurants, and each of the
Signature Menus reflects the unique and recognisable style of the
chefs behind them,” explained Mia Saari, Restaurateur, Royal
cooperation between Finnair and Royal Restaurants will also be
visible on other Finnair flights. In Economy class on long-haul routes, Finnair will offer Finnish home meals designed by the
chefs, such as minced meat and macaroni casserole, as well as lamb
meatballs. The starters and main courses of Business class meals
on European routes have also been influenced by the Signature
The Signature Menus will be complemented by a
selection of wines specifically paired with them. The meals will
be prepared by Finnair’s catering partner LSG Sky Chefs.
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