All Nippon Airways today revealed it has signed four more culinary masters to its acclaimed in-flight line-up THE CONNOISSEURS and will also be launching its first collaboration menu for Business Class flights departing Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Munich and Brussels.
The new additions to THE CONNOISSEURS program, launched by ANA in September 2013, bring the total number of members to 18. They comprise renowned chefs and beverage specialists from both inside and outside Japan; each works closely with ANA’s own chefs to demonstrate their craft and create 5-star gastronomy for passengers on board international and domestic flights.
Each in-flight meal is created to represent the area from which THE CONNOISSEURS are from, providing passengers with a truly unique and authentic culinary experience on-board. The four new masters include one French cuisine chef, two Japanese cuisine chefs, and a Japanese sake advisor:
•Alexandre Gauthier, chef owner of the renowned La Grenouillère in northern France
•Hiroyuki Kurosu, owner of Kagurazaka KUROSU restaurant in Shinjuku, Japan
•Tomiya Hirota, owner chef of Ginza Hyakuraku
•Yasuyuki Kitahara, restaurant manager of Cerise and Collage in Conrad Tokyo
The award-winning airline has also announced it will for the first time be offering a collaboration menu for Business Class flights departing Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Munich and Brussels. The new menu, available from December 2018 until February 2019, will be curated in partnership with NAGAYA, the only Michelin-starred Japanese restaurant in Dusseldorf, Germany.
ANA already has collaboration menus in Business Class on flights from Singapore (with Regent Singapore, A Four Seasons Hotel), Taiwan (with Regent Taipei), Los Angeles (Patina) and India (Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai). Each represents the area from which the flight departs.