Hong Kong Airlines has launched a
new Business Class menu for customers travelling out of Los
Angeles International Airport (LAX).
exclusively by celebrity chef and television personality Chris Cosentino, the new LAX Business Class menu is an adaption of his
current San Francisco Business Class menu and comes with a slight
twist to cater to the preferences of Southern California
Chris Cosentino is the chef and owner of San
Francisco restaurant, Cockscomb. He is also a winner of Top Chef
Masters, was a contestant on The Next Iron
Chef and made an appearance in Iron Chef America. He also raises awareness and funds for Chefs Cycle in
support of No Kid Hungry, a national charity fighting to end
Chef Cosentino collaborated with Hong
Kong Airlines in late 2017 to design a comprehensive menu of 12
dishes, including a series of appetizers, main courses and
desserts to be rotated regularly on the airline's service from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Hong Kong. His Business
Class inflight menu was officially launched on the SFO inaugural
flight to Hong Kong on 25 March 2018 and has received positive
feedback from Hong Kong Airlines' customers for his "big in flavour, rich in texture" dishes.
"When the opportunity
came for me to work with Hong Kong Airlines to make delicious
inflight meals in Business Class, I jumped at the chance," said
Chef Cosentino. "Using my years of education and experiences to
create meals that would not only satisfy but excite the guests at
10,000 feet up and giving a fresh new approach to what inflight
food can be has been a complete joy. Launching our new menu on the
Los Angeles-Hong Kong route is very exciting."
Kong Airlines' customers travelling from LAX will be treated to Chef Cosentino's
refreshing appetizers such as Kohlrabi Caesar, shrimp, Parmesan
and sourdough croutons followed by main courses featuring
different proteins on rotational basis. They include his take on
the traditional recipe of chicken piri piri with Piquillo pepper,
potatoes, Castelvetrano olives and oregano (pictured) or red wine braised
beef short rib with white bean puree, fennel al Forno, pickled
peppers and confit garlic.
No meal is complete without dessert and Chef Cosentino's signature
panna cotta with strawberries and balsamic vinegar is set to charm
Hong Kong Airlines' passengers with its delightful flavours.
Hong Kong Airlines has also introduced a new selection of wines to
complement its Business Class inflight meal offerings. They
include Canyon Road Cabernet Sauvignon from California, Lake
Chalice 'The Nest' Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand as well as J.
Moreau & Fils Chardonnay and Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon from France
to pair with different meal options.
Mr Chris Birt, Hong
Kong Airlines Director of Service Delivery said: "Hong Kong
Airlines always strives to deliver the best services to our
customers. We launched our menu partnership with Chef Cosentino
exactly a year ago on our San Francisco route. His menu has proven
to be such a hit with our Business Class customers that we are
excited to now bring his signature innovative and creative cuisine
to those flying with us from Los Angeles."
Airlines' Los Angeles service was launched in December 2017 and
was the airline's first destination in the continental United
States. The daily service is currently operated by Airbus A350.
Hong Kong Airlines,