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What's on the Menu? A Closer Look at Air Canada's Delectable In-Flight Dining Options

Indulging in the joy of culinary delights while cruising through the clouds has just reached new heights with Air Canada's tantalizing upgrade to its in-flight menus. With over 100 new rotating seasonal recipes, Air Canada is set to pamper the taste buds of even the most discerning foodies.

Scott O'Leary, Vice President of Loyalty & Product at Air Canada, expressed pride in the airline's latest offering, stating, "We’re incredibly proud to introduce these delicious new dining options, featuring homegrown Canadian products and ingredients reflecting the diversity of Canada and our customers’ tastes and preferences." This commitment to quality and diversity underscores Air Canada's dedication to enhancing every aspect of the passenger experience..

In addition to its extensive menu revamp, Air Canada is raising the bar with the largest in-flight bar offering among North American carriers. Furthermore, it remains the sole North American airline to provide hot, fresh kids' meals through its North American Bistro program, catering to the needs of young travelers and their families.

The upgraded culinary program showcases the influence of esteemed culinary partners such as Chef David Hawksworth, Chef Vikram Vij, and Chef Jérôme Ferrer, along with award-winning Air Canada sommelier Véronique Rivest curating the wine selections.

Economy Dining:

Passengers can expect a culinary journey with new global flavors in Economy, including red Thai chicken and rice, and chicken cacciatore with roast potatoes and bell peppers. Chef Ferrer's classic pesto penne remains a staple, while longer flights offer a new pancake breakfast served with 100% pure Canadian maple syrup. For flights departing from Europe, travelers will relish in new Monty’s Bakehouse pastries, enhancing the dining experience with options like coconut chicken and potato sour cream and chive.

The Bistro menu, rolling out through spring 2024, features an extensive selection of fresh buy-on-board options, including peppercorn roast beef sandwiches, cheeseburger sliders, and new vegan offerings like Mediterranean hummus wraps. Complementing these culinary delights are premium crafted beverages like Tequila Tromba and Campari, ensuring a delightful experience for all passengers.

Premium Cabins:

International travelers in Air Canada Signature Class can delight in new dining options such as chicken thigh with mandi rice and Emirati bzar sauce, roasted salmon in teriyaki sauce with Shandong noodles, and a Middle Eastern mezze plate appetizer. Homegrown ingredients, including wild-caught Fogo Island cod, elevate the dining experience, providing a taste of Canada's rich culinary heritage.

For sparkling wine aficionados, new Champagnes curated by Rivest, including Haton Cuvée Classique and Duval-Leroy Brut Réserve, promise a luxurious journey. Quebec-made Montellier sparkling water makes its debut in premium cabins, complementing a selection of Canadian wines and spirits.

New Snacks and Specialty Teas:

Air Canada has expanded its snack offerings with delectable treats like Buttery Herb and Garlic craft pretzels from Alberta-based TWIGZ, Sweet Sixteen original candy mix from Quebec, and protein-rich Chomps grass-fed beef jerky. Specialty teas from Dilmah, including Ceylon Early Grey and Chamomile, offer a refreshing beverage option for passengers in both International and North America Business Class.

Pre-Order Expansion:

Responding to passenger preferences, Air Canada will expand its pre-order meal service to include premium cabin services within North America, with plans to introduce pre-selection options for international flights later this year.

With these enhancements, Air Canada continues to redefine the in-flight dining experience, ensuring that every journey is a feast for the senses. From savory entrees to indulgent desserts, passengers can savor the skies with Air Canada's delectable offerings. Bon appétit!

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