August 2 2019  |  Catering

BA picks Tom Kerridge to design centenary meals

By Rick Lundstrom

In a BA video Kerridge call the creations his "love letter" to his home country

As part of its centenary celebrations, British Airways has teamed up with Michelin-starred British chef, Tom Kerridge, to design menus for passengers traveling with the airline throughout August.

The new menus, which feature great British flavors, will be available in every cabin on all long-haul flights, providing passengers with the option to enjoy a dish designed by Tom Kerridge for each course.

“The dishes reflect not only my vision and what I do at my restaurants but most importantly, they represent the best of British food to the world,” said Kerridge in today's announcement of the menus.

The airline’s chefs and Kerridge have worked closely to ensure the dishes not only showcase culinary expertise, but also work well at altitude. The menu includes a variety of fresh seasonal ingredients, such as wild garlic and asparagus, with a focus on British provenance.

The menus include:

First

Loch Fyne smoked salmon tartare with smoked mayonnaise, seeded cracker and quail egg

Fillet of halibut with roasted cucumber, girolle mushrooms, salad cream, accompanied by a classic Caesar Salad with sourdough croutons and pickled anchovies

Milk chocolate and amaretto tart with salted caramel and white chocolate sauce

Club World

Severn and Wye smoked salmon with asparagus and gribiche dressing

Roasted breast of corn-fed chicken with braised pearl barley risotto and wild garlic

Chocolate and amaretto tart with salted caramel sauce

World Traveller Plus

Salad with Dorset Blue Vinny cheese, celery, grapes and sunflower seeds

Roasted breast of corn-fed chicken with braised pearl barley risotto and wild garlic

Chocolate and amaretto tart, coffee and mascarpone cream

World Traveller

Gourmet smoked chicken stew with a variety of summer vegetables

“Throughout our centenary year we’ve been celebrating with customers and thanking them for making us what we are today,” Carolina Martinoli, British Airways’ Director of Brand and Customer Experience. “As August is our birthday month, we wanted to do something to add a special touch to our customers’ journeys, and we think our partnership with Tom Kerridge will do just that.”

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