London Inflight Caterer Offers Unique Russian Cuisine

AIN News Live » Jet Expo » 2013
September 10, 2013, 1:10 PM

Business jet travelers who enjoy exceptional Russian cuisine now have something to look forward to on their flights from London. Alison Price On Air has launched a dedicated Russian menu in partnership with London’s Mari Vanna restaurant.

“The number of requests for traditional Russian dining have increased significantly over the last twelve months,” said Daniel Hulme, managing director of Alison Price On Air. “The CIS region has always formed a significant part of our business, but is now one of our biggest single markets, representing about 20 percent of our total flight requests.”

Menu items include blinis, pickled herring beef stroganoff, Siberian Pelmeni (similar to Italian ravioli), and veraniki with mushrooms (a dumpling style plate). Planned to be available from the beginning of October, the new menu is currently being tried in-flight to ensure quality levels.

Each dish has been designed by Mari Vanna restaurant, but has then been adapted to follow specific quality guidelines provided by Alison Price On Air to ensure the produce maintains its freshness, flavor and texture during the delivery process and at altitude. Items have also been adapted to ensure that the flight attendants can present the dishes to gourmet standard using an innovative packaging and serving system designed by Alison Price On Air.

“We selected Mari Vanna as our partner owing to its fantastic reputation and knowing that their kitchen team is used to serving royalty, government officials, heads of state and London’s most elite Russian customers,” Hulme said. “Mari Vanna is the expert in Russian cuisine, whilst we know how to package, deliver and replicate the dining experience in flight. We anticipate this is going to be one of our most popular international menus.”

Alison Price On Air’s menu selection now includes brasserie, a la carte, and Chef in the Sky, along with dedicated Indian, Arabian and Japanese menus served in partnership with specialist providers Tamarind, Arabica and Sumosan, respectively.

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