January 8 2013  |  Airline & Terminal News

Miyazaki beef now in JAL First Class

By Rick Lundstrom

Less than a week after the carrier’s president promised bold changes to its inflight menu, Japan Airlines today announced it will be serving Miyazaki beef in its First Class inflight meals from Tokyo (Narita) to Europe and North America starting January 9 and running until March 31.

Miyazaki beef is from the southern islands of KyushuThe high-end beef will part of the launch of JAL Sky Suite 777 - the airline’s latest inflight products and services.

Produced in Miyazaki Prefecture in the southern islands of Kyushu, the beef is rated over level A-4 by the Japan Meat Grading Association.

It won the top accolades in five of nine categories in a nationwide wagyu (Japanese beef) quality contest that is held every five years, for two consecutive contests (2007 and 2012), and is recognized as the most superior beef in Japan and a well-known prime label overseas, said a release today from JAL.

Miyazaki beef will be part of the main western meal selection. It will be offered as a beef fillet “alla Rossini”, matched with seared foie gras and apple - a menu specially crafted by Seiji Yamamoto, Michelin 3-star chef and owner of Japanese restaurant Ryugin.

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