Economy Pax Invited To Enjoy Cheese Fondue On Swiss
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
Who doesn’t love a fondue?
Economy pax flying with Swiss International Air Lines across Europe will be able to enjoy the cheese version of the iconic Swiss dish in the skies starting this month.
The airline is renewing its recently launched ‘Swiss Saveurs’ menu concept, which allows passengers across cabins to order a la carte food, drink, and snack options inspired by traditional Swiss dishes.
The offerings for the 2018-2019 winter season include a traditional Swiss cheese fondue made of 50% Vacherin Fribourgeois cheese (noted for its nutty flavours and long-lasting taste) and 50% Gruyère. The fondue is served alongside bread for dipping.
It’s available for a price of about $22 and can also be paired with a charcuterie board complete with cured ham, Gruyere salami, and dried meats.
While the airline has offered cheese fondue in the past, this is the first time economy passengers can enjoy the treat, according to The Local.
Other new menu options also include hot chocolate (made fresh from Swiss chocolate), freshly baked pain au lait served with a Cailler chocolate bar, and a Carac tartlet, a tartlet made with short-crust pastry and filled with dark chocolate praline before being topped with bright green frosting.
Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief
An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.