16 Apr 2013
(HONG KONG) Dragonair has launched a new European-themed menu that features authentic dishes inspired by the cuisines of France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Switzerland. First Class and Business Class passengers on selected Dragonair flights from Hong Kong to Beijing and Shanghai can now enjoy the dishes from this newly introduced menu through to mid-October.
The menu features 40 classic dishes drawn from five selected European countries with taste highlights including cheese and creamy sauces from Switzerland, Italian pastas and vegetables, French wine and herbs, German sausages and saukeraut, as well as chorizo and tomatoes from Spain.
Dragonair General Manager Inflight Services Andy Wong said: “Dragonair is committed to providing the best inflight services and products, and our Chinese and Asian menus have long been recognised as one of the best dining offerings in the air. Now we are taking the inflight dining experience beyond Asia with our new European menu, which will bring new surprises for valued customers on our busiest routes to Mainland China.
“Hong Kong has one of the world’s most eclectic dining scenes and our catering provider has been able to utilise tasty ingredients from both local and imported sources to produce a wide range of European delicacies for our passengers, especially international travellers, to enjoy.”
Among the selections on the menu are the two “chef’s recommendations”: “Pork Cordon Bleu with Demi-glace, Kenya Beans, Cherry Tomato Ragout and Potato”, and “Pan-fried Cod Fish with Capsicum Tomato Chorizo Sauce, Pumpkin, Zucchini and Mashed Sweet Potato”.
The former is a breaded cutlet dish of meat pounded thin and wrapped around a slice of ham and a slice of Swiss Gruyere cheese, which is breaded and then pan-fried. Chorizo is made from coarse pork seasoned with paprika and salt and is commonly used in appetizers or as a filling in “Bacadillo” – a Spanish word for a sandwich made with French bread. For the pan-fried cod dish, chorizo is a key ingredient that helps to give a kick to the capsicum sauce and provides the perfect accompaniment to the subtle flavours of the fish.
Other signature dishes include “Pan-fried Lamb Chop with Lamb Jus, Grilled Zucchini, Pumpkin and Gratin Potato” from France, “Pan-fried Beef Tenderloin with Red Wine Sauce and Mozzarella, Truffled Polenta and Italian Tasco Vegetables” from Italy, “Braised Lamb Shank with Potato Gnocchi” from Germany and many more. Dishes in the new menu will be offered inflight on a rotational basis.