TS Partners With Chef Daniel Vézina On New In-Flight Cuisine

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Daniel Vézina

Air Transat has partnered with Quebec chef and cookbook author Daniel Vézina to offer a selection of gourmet meals on its flights, inspired by the signature recipes Vézina has created for his Laurie Raphaël restaurants in Quebec City and Montreal.

The Chef's Menu by Daniel Vézina will be offered to Club Class passengers as of 1MAY. It will also be available to Economy Class passengers, in limited quantity, on transatlantic flights as of 1MAY and on flights to the South beginning 1JUL.

"We are thrilled with this partnership, which allows us to take the inflight experience to new heights and reinforce our role as leader in holiday travel," says Jean-François Lemay, President-General Manager of Air Transat. "Air Transat stands out for its Club Class, and the Chef's Menu by Daniel Vézina is a wonderful addition to the many privileges that characterize this upgrade.”

The Chef's Menu by Daniel Vézina will be offered free to all Club Class passengers. Economy Class pax can purchase his signature dishes for $25, which will be served with a cheese plate, dessert and glass of wine.

"I am elated to be collaborating with Air Transat in this exciting challenge: introducing the flavours and presentations that characterize my cuisine into the flight experience," says Vézina. "And I would like to acknowledge the support, flexibility and openness of this Quebec airline, which allowed me to create a delicious menu that is in line with my values and quality standards."      

The Daniel Vézina dishes available for the 2017 summer season are:

  • Chicken ragout with lemon zest and seasonal vegetables
  • Duck confit lasagna with spinach and a sherry and foie gras emulsion
  • Braised leg of lamb with spices, maple syrup and Indian vegetable curry
  • Sweet potato gnocchi with red wine bolognese, spinach pesto and Parmesan shavings
  • Vegetarian moussaka with grilled vegetables, creamed goat cheese, tomato and red pepper coulis
  • Vegan risotto with rice cream, red pepper coulis and diced root vegetables with fennel

The menu will change with the seasons. It can be pre-ordered on Air Transat's website or by calling the booking centre.

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