As on departure from Paris, Air France is continuing its collaboration with prestigious chefs on departure from certain international destinations, with Olivier Perret on departure from Canada, Julien Royer on departure from Singapore and Jofrane Dailly on departure from Reunion Island. Since 1 June 2023, Air France has been offering new dishes by chef Olivier Perret on departure from all its Canadian destinations: Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto and Vancouver. Starting 27 June 2023, these high-flying culinary delights will also be available on departure from Ottawa, a new destination on the Air France flight schedule this summer.
On every flight departing from Canada, the chef will sign two of the four dishes offered in the Business cabin: a tasty vegetarian option and a gourmet poultry dish. To create these menus dedicated to Air France customers, the chef favours local and seasonal produce, in line with the airline’s standards.
“Having lived in Montreal for many years, I want to take Air France customers on a culinary journey with my cuisine, combining French gastronomy with fresh ingredients from Quebec,” says Olivier Perret.
The chef has created a total of 6 new dishes for Air France which can be enjoyed over the coming months:
Tarragon-crusted chicken fillet, fondant potatoes glazed with jus, pan-fried chanterelles and blueberries, red wine sauce;
Squash millefeuille with maple and pine nuts, cheddar cream;
Blanquette of poultry with crunchy baby vegetables and mushrooms in a creamy tarragon sauce;
Soft risotto with oyster mushrooms and portobello, green beans and parmesan;
Pearl barley with kale, melted Quebec cheese and roasted root vegetables;
Guinea fowl fillet with roasted pistachios, squash and Quebec apple roasted in maple syrup, reduced jus.
Originally from Burgundy, Olivier Perret is the chef at Le Renoir restaurant at the Sofitel Montréal Le Carré Doré hotel. He is a member of the prestigious Maître Cuisinier de France organisation, a Maple Ambassador and a member of the Académie Culinaire de France.
As part of the fight against food waste, Air France customers travelling in the Business cabin can pre-select their hot dish before departure. This service combines the guarantee of availability of the customer’s choice with fairer consumption on board.