Air France In-Flight Menus: What Do Passengers Eat in Business and First?

To the point In both La Première and long-haul Business cabins, Air France provides menus designed by top French chefs. Bon appétit!

After working with Alain Ducasse, Amandine Chaignot, François Adamski, Guy Martin and Philippe Urraca, Air France has teamed up with three-star French chefs Glenn Viel and Arnaud Lallement, as well as pastry chefs Philippe Rigollot and Nina Métayer, to design the menus for its most exclusive cabins.

Thought for customers traveling in the long-haul La Première and Business cabins, these tasty and refined dishes are to be discovered from April to October 2024 with Air France. You’re going to love it.

Air France Menu - La Première

From Paris

For the summer season and for all flights departing Paris, Air France collaborates with three-time Michelin-starred chef Glenn Viel,best known for his work at L’Oustau de Baumanière, a gastronomic restaurant awarded a third Michelin star in January 2020.

The latter has come up with twelve menus to discover on board, including:

  • Mediterranean bread with preserved peppers and rosemary, cream cheese, rocket and pickled lemon
  • Sea bream fillet, fondant potatoes, mussels and lemon sauce
  • Guinea fowl topped with a crunchy zucchini mosaic, and caramelized onion compote

Passengers with a sweet tooth will love the Strawberry and the Black Forest gateau, or the apricot tartlet and rosemary whipped cream, sweet delights made by Philippe Rigollot, Meilleur Ouvrier de France.

From the USA

On flights departing from its stations in the United States, the company is offering menus signed by triple Michelin-starred French chef Dominique Crenn in the La Première and Business cabins. Since February 2024, the chef’s dishes have been available on departure from:

  • Chicago
  • Detroit
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • New York
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • Washington

Air France menu - Business

From Paris

In the long-haul Business cabin, the triple Michelin-starred French chef Arnaud Lallement is creating new culinary delights for Air France customers. Attached to his home region of Champagne, his cuisine is refined, with no frills or fuss.

“For Air France, I wanted to remember the seasons, to let my unconscious speak, as if in hypnosis. Sharing with travellers a gourmet pleasure marked by emotion and indulgence”, explained Arnaud Lallement.

Menu Air France Business

What’s on the menu? Nine different dishes, including:

  • Polenta on stir-fried vegetables, creamy eggplant and red pepper coulis
  • Crab and shrimp ravioli, Brittany curry sauce, and stir-fried spinach
Menu Air France Business

The final touch, imagined by Nina Métayer, crowned World Pastry Chef 2023, is mouth-watering. We’re particularly fond of the hazelnut and velvety dark chocolate slice, and the coconut lime mango slice.

From Canada

On departure from all the company’s Canadian destinations (Montreal, Toronto, Quebec and Vancouver), French chef Olivier Perret has been signing French dishes featuring local and seasonal produce for the Business cabin menu.

From the West Indies and Réunion Island

From the French West Indies, French Guiana and the Caribbean regional network, Air France collaborates with Martinique chef Jean-Charles Brédas. The chef has come up with no fewer than twelve new dishes which will be available on board over the winter months. Creamy risotto with coconut milk, pigeon peas (a staple product of the Caribbean), roasted grouper fillet served with crunchy papaya sauerkraut, green sauce and dachine cubes… Local and seasonal products are in the spotlight.

On departure from Réunion Island, Air France entrusts the menu in its Business cabin to chef Jofrane Dailly, who highlights the island’s culinary heritage combined with his Indian origins.

Air France Menu - Wine land Spirits List

Champagne, Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Rhône Valley, Languedoc-Roussillon, the Loire Valley, Alsace… On the Air France wine list, whether in Economy, Premium Economy, Business or La Première cabins, you’ll find France’s finest grape varieties.

Paolo Basso, World’s Best Sommelier 2013, has been producing a high-class wine and champagne list for the airline’s customers since 2014, and Xavier Thuizat, Meilleur Sommelier de France in 2022, Meilleur Ouvrier de France in 2023 and recent winner of the Michelin Guide’s Grand Prix de la Sommellerie 2024, will soon be redesigning it.

To create this new offer, he and the Air France teams will be organising blind tastings in all the wine-growing regions of France to identify the exceptional wines to be enjoyed on board or while relaxing at the airport.

Bottom Line

Once again, Air France – with its sustainable, flavor-rich culinary offering – is positioning itself as a gastronomic ambassador for its customers. The airline, in collaboration with some of France’s finest chefs, is promising passengers travelling in Business and La Première a veritable gourmet journey, with the very best of French cuisine.

Here are the credit cards for French people who want to earn rewards with Flying Blue, the Air France-KLM program:

For Canadians, consider the Air France KLM World Elite Mastercard® or the Membership Rewards points transferable to Flying Blue with these credit cards:

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Know If Food Is Available on Air France Flights?

Complimentary food and beverages are available on all Air France flights. Depending on the length of the flight and the distance covered, you will receive a meal, a snack, or a meal and a snack.

Does Air France Provide Meals and Snacks in the Economy Cabin?

The French airline provides meals and snacks on all its long-haul flights, for passengers travelling in Economy, Premium Economy, Business and La Première cabins. However, the menu varies from cabin to cabin.

What Meals Are Served on Board Air France Flights?

The meals offered by Air France depend on the cabin, destination and time of day. If you travel in the morning, you’ll get breakfast, and if you travel in the evening, you’ll get dinner. A variety of beverages, including wine and champagne, are served on all flights.

Is It Possible to Eat Vegetarian, Halal or Kosher Food on Air France Flights?

Yes, the airline offers vegetarian, halal, kosher and even salt- and dairy-free options. You can choose these options when booking your ticket or in the “My Bookings” section, before your flight departs.

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