Qantas has introduced an eight-course
tasting menu, designed by internationally renowned chef Neil
Perry, in a bid to offer customers a menu service comparable to that of
the world’s top quality restaurants.
Qantas Group General Manager Customer Product and Services Lesley Grant commented:
“The tasting menu is initially being offered on First routes from Australia
to Bangkok, Singapore and Los Angeles, but we expect it to become a
signature product for most Qantas First routes.”
Ms Grant said the eight-course menu gave customers the opportunity to
sample Neil Perry’s signature dishes, matched with specially selected wines
from Qantas’ extensive wine cellar, in small portions throughout the course
of their flight.
She said that as part of its latest international product and service
upgrade, Qantas had also reintroduced caviar on a small number of
international First flights*.
“From this week, we are also supplying a comprehensive pocket guide to the
wines currently offered in Qantas First and Business cabins,” she said.
“The guide has comprehensive tasting notes, compiled by independent wine
writer and educator Peter Bourne, on all of the 145 wines available in
Qantas’ premium international cabins and lounges until October 2007.
“This first edition of the guide has been produced by Gourmet Traveller
Wine and is available inflight in First and Business cabins as well as in
all Australian International First and Business lounges,” she said.
The new tasting menu will be served on Qantas’ new designer product, the
development of which had been overseen by Australian designer Marc Newson
and included Alessi cutlery, Noritake bone china crockery and an extensive
range of specially designed glassware.