The Best In-Flight Culinary Experiences
8 airlines going above and beyond to deliver top-tier food and drink offerings to premium passengers.
Flying first class, though a glamorous experience, often comes with a hefty price tag. To entice travelers, many airlines are pulling out all the stops, from premium amenities to singular service. Michelin-starred chefs and well-regarded restaurant groups have taken the reins at many providers, translating their unique culinary styles into refined food that still tastes exquisite at 30,000 feet. Delta is now working with Los Angeles chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo (of Jon & Vinny’s), bringing their relationships with California farmers into the sky to serve passengers a top-tier “farm-to-tray-table” menu made with the freshest ingredients. Air France, meanwhile, has a docket of Michelin-starred chefs crafting bespoke dishes over the coming year. And beverage programs are being given just as much attention, with curated menus of wine and spirits that represent the airlines’ home countries (for example, passengers flying on ANA can sample rare Japanese whiskey). So whether you’re planning an overseas holiday or simply a business trip a few states over, here are eight of the best first and business class airline menus of 2018.