Brussels Airlines starts collaboration with Belgian star chefs
Brussels Airlines has been a flying ambassador for Belgium for years. On board of its flights the airline offers a selection of Belgian beers and wines, passengers are treated to Belgian pralines, waffles and cookies of Belgian top brands.
This November Brussels Airlines takes its ambassadorship a step further as it will start serving Belgian top cuisine on-board flights to the US and Africa, under the name “Belgian Star Chefs”. VP Customer Experience Anne Tricot: “We will work with renowned Belgian star chefs who will create an entire menu based on local specialties from their province to show our passengers the best their region has to offer.”
The Belgian Star Chefs menu is offered to all Business Class passengers flying from Brussels Airport to any Brussels airlines long haul destination. Every 4 to 5 months, another Belgian Star Chef will introduce his menu choices. The first chef to be hosting the Belgian Star Chef program is Geert Van Hecke from restaurant De Karmeliet in Bruges (*** Michelin), which has been a landmark in the culinary worlds for the past 30 years. Today he presented his first Belgian Star Chefs menu for the month of November.
As a starter, Geert Van Hecke chose smoked eel from Damme, served with tarragon-yogurt sauce and fennel puree. For the main course he proposes North Sea shrimp prepared with curry of sweet potatoe and steamed snow peas. His beer and cheese selection is also 100% from theprovince of West Flanders: Damme and Apero Cheese from Bruges and Brugge Tripel beer.
New spring will be another region’s turn in the Belgian Star Chefs program: Business Class passengers will then enjoy a gourmet menu from the province of Luxemburg. “For the next coming years we want to give our Belgian and our international passengers a taste of the best that the widely acclaimed Belgian cuisine has to offer and to position ourselves more than ever as a culinary ambassador for Belgium,” explains Anne Tricot.
Next to the Belgian Star Chefs suggestion, Business Class passengers can still choose from two different menu options or one of the 21 different special meals (diet, salt free, gluten free,…)