La Compagnie is offering new menus crafted by guest chefs on flights between New York and Paris or Milan, to be paired with a selection of organic wines curated by Bettane+Desseauve.
Since its inception, the airline has collaborated with the former chef of Matignon—the French prime minister’s residence—Christophe Langrée, to elaborate year-round menus for passengers. Since 2017, alongside Chef Langrée, La Compagnie has been inviting guest chefs to collaborate on signature dishes that complement the menu. Here’s a rundown of upcoming food and beverage programming:
Between New York and Paris
- December 2022: The menu for Christmas Eve onboard the flight to New York will include two Michelin-starred chef David Toutain’s creations, including eggplant caviar, monkfish stew served with a coconut lemongrass sauce and a carrot lemon balm terrine. Truffles or caviar by Maison Bellorr will be added to the meal to mark the holiday celebration.
- February 2023: Newly minted starred chef from Brazil, New York-based Franco Sampogna will propose a sea scallop and cauliflower stew to continue the celebrations well into the new year.
- May 2023: Marseille-born chef Frédéric Duca, of the restaurant Rooster Batignolles, will mark the summer with a marinated salmon dish seasoned with Espelette pepper, and accompanied by kumquat and a tarragon mayonnaise.
Between New York and Milan
Joining Chef Lorenzo Cogo onboard the new route are Italian chef partners of Bros, Floriano Pellegrino and Isabella Poti, have created a menu featuring strong savory and sweet flavors. These include Pellegrino’s cauliflower with black garlic and horseradish, and Poti’s coffee and hazelnut tart.
La Compagnie has chosen to collaborate with Bettane+Desseauve to craft a list featuring natural wines, produced using organic cultivation methods. The airline seeks to encourage French winegrowers’ efforts towards more sustainable practices, while simultaneously improving the quality of their offerings onboard. This selection highlights both established wineries and smaller, independent producers.
Travelers can also expect to find Pessac Léognan Hauts de Smith, Domaine de la Solitude and Croix de Carbonnieux, as well as Pomerol Benjamin de Beauregard, Chablis Simonnet Febvre, Mercurey Château de Chamirey, Chateauneuf du Pape from Romain Duvernay or even Margaux Tour de Mons on the list.
For more information, visit www.lacompagnie.com.