Does airline food get you down?
American Airlines, which flies in and out of Huntsville, hopes its new inflight program really takes off. It is adding two new ingredients – Chef Richard Sandoval and Chef Marcus Samuelsson – as part of the airline’s ongoing effort to enhance and differentiate the onboard travel experience.
On Oct. 1, American will begin offering signature menu items designed by Chef Sandoval onboard flights between the U.S. and Europe, Asia and Latin America in American’s premium class cabins.
Also beginning Oct. 1, American will debut the New American Table menu featuring original creations by Chef Samuelsson. His offerings will be available for purchase on domestic flights more than two hours in length as part of the Main Cabin dining program.
“American revolutionized the airline industry when it first introduced original menu items from some of the world’s top chefs more than 20 years ago. Today, American continues to leverage the expertise of some of the most prominent and well-respected chefs to help define the direction of our inflight dining experience,” said Rob Friedman, American’s Vice President – Marketing.
Specializing in modern Latin cuisine, Chef Sandoval has developed fresh and innovative entrees exclusively for American Airlines using authentic Latin ingredients and international flavors. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Sandoval gained the attention of New Yorkers with the opening of Maya, his first modern Mexican restaurant.
Signature entrees by Chef Sandoval featured onboard American Airlines will rotate monthly and include a lemongrass marinated chicken breast with yucca puree, chayote salad with a citrus sauce and halibut with truffle corn salsa and sweet potato puree.
An award-winning chef, restaurateur and cookbook author, Chef Samuelsson enables customers to experience a unique variety of tastes and cultures through his food onboard American Airlines. He is also the chef/owner of the restaurant Red Rooster Harlem located in New York City.
The company is also outfitting its aircraft with a cutting-edge inflight entertainment experience. American is the first North American airline to launch entertainment on demand service, an inflight streaming video product, onboard its fleet of 767-200s. American will expand the service to approximately 400 Wi-Fi enabled aircraft by the end of 2012.
For more information on American’s inflight dining program, please visit this web page. For information on flights with service to and from Huntsville, click here.