New York, New York (October 3, 2019) – Air Culinaire Worldwide announced today the launch of their New York Lifestyle Menu, the first regionally-focused menu in the United States with this new concept. To celebrate the launch of the menu, a private charitable event – Premiere Plate – was held in New York City.
“We developed the menu to showcase the diverse culinary styles within the Tri-State area. The area is known for its mélange of cuisines, and we took the best of what is available by working with local farmers, fresh ingredients, bright flavors and a variety of styles,” said Salvatore Lano, Executive Chef, Air Culinaire Worldwide Teterboro. “We took inspired dishes and elevated them to have that New York Lifestyle feeling at 30,000 feet.”
The menu features four lifestyles inspired by New York: Powerful, Adventurous, Fashionable and Cultured with over 60 new menus items, such as Red Velvet Pancakes, Za’atar-Fried Cauliflower, Forage Mushroom Salad, Olive Oil-Poached Asparagus and Northeast Seafood Boil.
With the local focus of the menu, the in-flight caterer has sourced fresh ingredients from local farms such as Lively Run Dairy Farm, Red Head Berry Farms and Double Brook Farm. In addition, the menu features exclusive partnerships with Petrossian Caviar, Leonidas Belgian Chocolates, KonaElite Coffee and O.Vine Wine Essence Water.
“Everyone is looking for either a new experience or an elevated experience when it comes to in-flight dining. The evolution of this menu is a result of that demand and blends international cuisine with small local farms and purveyors in the New York region,” said Paul Schweitzer, Co-Founder and Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “The black angus & foie sliders and the forage mushroom salad are two menu items that are wildly popular and created with products from Hudson Valley.”
To celebrate the launch of the new menu, Air Culinaire Worldwide hosted Premiere Plate, a charitable fundraiser with a celebrity silent auction benefitting Share Our Strength – No Kid Hungry and a post-modern and modern art exhibition featuring works from Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso and other greats, benefitting Heavenly Harvest and the Wendy English Breast Cancer Research Foundation. A selection of historical aviation artifacts was on display courtesy of the Aviation Hall of Fame.
Some of Air Culinaire Worldwide’s top chefs from the United States, United Kingdom and France were joined by celebrity chefs John Doherty and Todd English to give the event’s VIP guests an exclusive tasting and live culinary demonstrations, to preview new creations from the New York Lifestyle Menu. John Doherty is the Chef-Owner of Black Barn Restaurant, who previously was the Executive Chef at the Waldorf-Astoria New York for over two decades where he cooked for more presidents, royalty and heads-of state than any other chef in the country. Todd English is a James Beard Award-Winning Chef, who is the Owner of Todd English Enterprises which includes over 20 restaurants including Todd English at The Plaza.
Air Culinaire Worldwide’s New York Lifestyle Menu is available as a PDF (https://aircu.li/NYmenu2019) or as part of the ACW Menu app which is available for download for Apple (https://aircu.li/2UsLaTs) or Android (https://aircu.li/2UqHDVs) devices.
For more information on Air Culinaire Worldwide and access to resources such as menus, information on flight crew culinary training, and articles with tips and suggestions to improve a total in-flight catering experience, visit www.airculinaireworldwide.com, or call +1 (813) 449-6000.
About Air Culinaire Worldwide
Air Culinaire Worldwide, a Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. company, serves in-flight catering to hundreds of airport locations across the globe. Since 2000, business and private aviation operators have relied upon the organization. With 23 owned-and-operated kitchens and hundreds of associate catering partners on six continents, business aviation organizations receive the total in-flight catering experience from one resource: Air Culinaire Worldwide.
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