Aer Lingus Now Serving Gourmet Food On Flights
Published on Nov 19 2013 11:51 AM in General Industry
Aer Lingus has launched its new gourmet food menu known as Bia.
The menu was the brainchild of gourmet chef Clodagh McKenna. The range includes fresh lunch and snack options with two deserts; a carrot cake muffin and a butter fruit scone. Snacks include the Croque Monsieur known as a 'Cheesy Mister', a Caprese Panini and Chicken Caesar Wrap, all priced at €5.00.
There is also an afternoon tea option, with a finger sandwich selection, consisting of smoked salmon & cream cheese, egg & cress and a ploughman's. Clodagh has developed two signature dishes for the Aer Lingus Bia menu, a pastrami and pickle sandwich and a cheese board featuring Gubbeen Irish farmhouse cheese and Ditty's artisan oat cakes priced at €4.50.
New additions to the drinks menu include a craft beer by Creans Irish Lager.
Children's snack packs are also available.
"Having been a frequent flyer from an early age, I have always dreamt of collaborating with Aer Lingus on its menu. Aer Lingus is my favourite airline and I love food so it was such a perfect fit in my mind. Everything we have put on the menu is fresh and tastes delicious. The sourcing of Irish produce was very important for both of us, so that was exciting to develop. Whether the traveller is catching the red eye, going on holidays or returning after a long day's work, we've something for you and I hope the first bite will make you sit back and relax... Up, up and gourmet". said Clodagh McKenna
The menu will change twice yearly, with the second menu due to be introduced in June 2014. This new menu will include some small changes to reflect the seasonal change.