SWISS will be offering culinary creations by Christian Kuchler of the Taverne zum Schäfli in Wigoltingen, Canton Thurgau to its passengers from today in the latest chapter of its “SWISS Taste of Switzerland” inflight foodservice programme. The specialities are available to First and Business Class travellers on long-haul flights from Switzerland. SWISS will also be serving delights from the Northeastern Swiss canton, which is famed for its apples, to guests on selected European services to Switzerland in the month of October.
Having first come aboard in summer 2003, Canton Thurgau will again feature in SWISS’s inflight food offerings from today until early December. Christian Kuchler of the Taverne zum Schäfli in Wigoltingen, the holder of 18 GaultMillau points and a Michelin star, has concocted a range of inflight meals specially for SWISS’s long-haul First and Business Class customers: light, creative and contemporary, but with clear elements of classic French cuisine.
Creative meals in First and Business Class
Christian Kuchler has devised a range of meal items for SWISS’s First Class customers on long-haul services from Switzerland. These include a starter of a chestnut velouté with olive oil and a main course of venison medallion with juniper and lime jus, saffron spätzle and red cabbage. A yoghurt mousse with fresh fruit, star anise coulis and crunchy muesli rounds off the selection.
Long-haul Business Class guests, meanwhile, can enjoy a starter of balik salmon sashimi with avocado, cucumber and wasabi vinaigrette, followed by such main-course Christian Kuchler delights as a pikeperch fillet with smoked sturgeon sauce, potato with saffron and rosemary and champagne cabbage. A chocolate and nougat slice with crunchy muesli and calamansi pearls completes the culinary experience.
Regional cheeses, too
The new long-haul First and Business Class meals are also accompanied by local Thurgau cheeses. First Class customers can enjoy such regional delights as a Holzhofer Bacchus or an Alter Schweizer, while a Herdern Schlosskäse and a Scharfe Maxx with pear bread will be offered in Business Class.
Thurgau specialities on SWISS in Europe, too
SWISS also celebrates various Swiss customs throughout the year by serving local food specialities on board as part of its “SWISS Traditions” programme. And from 11 to 24 October, Canton Thurgau – a renowned apple-growing region – will be celebrated here, too, with the service of special dishes to SWISS Business travellers on selected European flights. The action will mark the annual crowning of the Thurgau Apple Queen, which will take place this year on 21 October. Apples feature accordingly in the specialities to be served, which will include veal on apple vinaigrette and millet salad and, on longer European flights, a choice of a Thurgau sauerbraten with potato, apple and celery gratin or a cheese “chnöpfli” gratin with apple slices. The dessert is apple-themed, too: apple cake with fruit juice cream.