Top chef updates Delta biz offering

2nd Aug 2006

Delta Air Lines is unveiling the new creations
for its on-board menu for international BusinessElite customers created by one of
the most celebrated female chefs in the country, Michelle Bernstein.As Delta’s
consulting chef, Bernstein has designed sumptuous entrees and side dishes which are
part of Delta’s continued effort to enhance its BusinessElite product to create a
more inviting and entertaining experience.

BusinessElite offers a personalized five-course dining experience catered to each
customer’s preference and an original, award-winning wine program. Bernstein—one
of the country’s most prominent female chefs who recently opened Michy’s, a
Mediterranean-style bistro in Miami—has created a BusinessElite menu with savory,
contemporary offerings, in keeping with her culinary vision and extensive experience
as a chef. Samples of Chef Bernstein’s mouth-watering entrees that will be on-board
Delta flights between the United States and Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Europe,
Israel, and Japan August through October include:

August—Departing the United States: Braised breast of duck with Thai coconut-ginger sauce, jasmine rice and stir-fried bok choy
—Returning to the United States: Linguine pasta in a brandy and goat cheese sauce with tarragon, tossed with sauteed shrimp and roasted tomatoes

—Departing the United States: Chicken braised in red wine with tomatoes, olives, capers, yukon gold mashed potatoes and a pea medley

—Returning to the United States: Grilled tenderloin of beef with polenta chimichurri and mushrooms



October—Departing the United States: Pan seared grouper with ginger, lime, cilantro, snow peas, bean sprouts, edamame and jasmine rice

—Returning to the United States: Grilled salmon with sauteed Napa cabbage, shitake mushrooms and a red wine glaze served with a cauliflower puree


“Michelle Bernstein’s vision and upscale menu creations are a perfect fit for
Delta’s BusinessElite product and the new in-flight experience we are creating for
our globally bound customers,” said Joanne Smith, Delta’s vice president of
Marketing. “This year, we are marking the largest international expansion in Delta’s
history, and to support it, we’re incredibly excited to enhance our international
BusinessElite product, including our personal dining offerings with one of America’s
most innovative chefs. Chef Bernstein’s menu creations will provide our
BusinessElite customers with a truly unmatched, world-class dining experience.”

“I’m incredibly excited to be working with Delta to create a new, contemporary menu
of original and delicious on-board food choices that I hope will delight Delta’s
BusinessElite customers,” said Chef Bernstein. “My vision was to simplify the menu
—using fewer ingredients, but making those ingredients incredibly impactful and
significant—especially at 30,000 feet.”

In addition to the personal dining menu, Delta’s enhanced BusinessElite experience
includes comfortable all-leather sleeper seats with 60” of legroom; a new digital,
on-demand entertainment system with an extensive movie selection, the ability to
build a personal music play list and a suite of video games; in-seat laptop power
outlets; and a cleaner, brighter cabin. BusinessElite is available on most of
Delta’s intercontinental routes, including flights between the U.S. and Europe,
Japan, India, Israel, Chile, Brazil, and Argentina.

Delta has also been nominated this year for a


World Travel Award as North America’s Leading Airline.


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