British Airways is ready for London Olympic and Paralympic Games and they literally cooked something special for the customers traveling from London with British Airways this summer. British Airways announced Olympic Games inspired menus created by rising star Simon Hulstone. The London Games themed great traditional British menu will be available on long-haul flights from London Heathrow from July in First, Club, World Traveller Plus and World Traveller cabins.
The Olympic Games inspired menu takes inspiration from the airline’s menus dating back to 1948 – the last time the Games were held in London, and the emphasis is on local produce and traditional British dishes. British Airways has been focusing on bringing a better culinary experience and they have been doing research on “height cuisine” and perfecting food served on high altitudes. While the menu consists of popular ingredients from the 40’s, many of the traditional British dishes have been reinvented for a modern day audience – rich in umami. To complement the nostalgic experience there is a special on-board soundtrack you can listen during your flight – featuring uplifting music and commentary from iconic British moments from previous Games.
Michelin-star chef Simon Hulstone, said:
“It’s an honour to have created a menu that millions of people will experience during the Games – I can’t think of a better platform to showcase British cuisine.”
Simon’s menu includes great seafood dishes like ‘Rillette of mackerel dressed on a pickled cucumber carpaccio with sour dough croutes’ and ‘Fish pie using sustainable sourced hake, dressed with parmesan pomme puree and a warm tartare sauce’.
‘Steak and mushroom casserole’ and ‘Braised beef chasseur with young carrots and chateau potatoes’ from the airlines’ 1948 menus are also part of the Olympic menu. Simon has reworked this chasseur dish for a new audience with umami rich ingredients, to become ‘Potted braised beef with a potato and horseradish topping, served with hispy cabbage, baby carrots and roasted shallots with a rich jus’.
In keeping with the drinks list from 1948, Gin from London is also available on-board.
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