Customers can expect a range of local and sustainably sourced meals inspired by the airline’s gateway cities in the region.
Qatar Airways has created all-new curated menus for its flights from the United States and Canada, using local ingredients sourced from a network of sustainable suppliers across the two countries. Mary-Jane Bonnaud, the airline’s first female head chef, aimed to capture the cultural diversity of the continent, while bringing in elements of Qatar’s own cuisine. The new menus are the result of extensive research into the culinary culture of each destination, highlighting local delicacies that passengers can enjoy at 35,000 feet. Each of the 13 North American gateways is represented in at least one dish.
Passengers flying from Seattle, Philadelphia, or Washington, D.C. will enjoy American beef short ribs with jus, purple potato mash, and sautéed vegetables; crispy duck leg confit with roasted fingerling potatoes, wild berry, lavender, and braised red cabbage; and kung pao prawn stir-fry with steamed Calrose rice, baby bok choy, and fried cashew nuts. Meanwhile, customers departing New York, Chicago, or Los Angeles can look forward to delicacies such as Philly cheesesteak panini with jalapeno chimichurri and provolone apple mustard slaw, or roasted zucchini stuffed with tofu tomato relish, toasted pine nuts, and cream sauce.
Those traveling to Doha from Montréal will be offered Canadian favorites such as poutine with fresh-cut potatoes, smoked beef, gravy, and cheese curds; salmon gravlax carpaccio with dill, ginger, shallots, and fried capers; and even Montréal pastrami bagels.
The new menus for both business- and economy-class passengers and will be fully integrated into all flights from the continent by the middle of this month. Selections are being rotated frequently to ensure that travelers are presented with a variety of options. Menus on outbound and inbound flights will differ to reflect Qatar Airway’s focus on serving local fare while allowing customers to experience an array of flavors.
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