Customers travelling on Emirates’ First Class can now look forward to the introduction of the recently released Dom Pérignon Vintage 2005, and the Dom Pérignon Vintage Rosé 2003, across different routes.
The largest global partner of Dom Pérignon, Emirates has also introduced a pairing menu developed by its team of culinary experts in collaboration with Pascal Tingaud, chef de cuisine at Dom Pérignon and two-Michelin star chef.
Due to the limited production linked to the challenging nature of the 2005 harvest, access to this vintage will be carefully curated.
Emirates will offer this exceptional vintage to its First Class customers.
On some routes, Emirates will also serve the Dom Pérignon Vintage Rosé 2003 in First Class.
Both champagnes have been offered to Emirates as a global airline exclusive.
The Champagne pairing menu – Emirates has introduced for the first time, a pairing menu of six carefully designed canapés, intended to complement and enhance the experience of the Dom Pérignon Vintage Rosé 2003.
Now First Class customers can sample canapés of cured duck with saffron poached peach; walnut baguette with Persian feta cheese, fresh fig, and truffle infused honey, and, wild smoked salmon, lemon and cumin cream cheese on norlander bread, on flights from Dubai.
Customers travelling to Dubai can look forward to a menu comprising charcoal cracker topped with ash goat’s cheese and quince jelly, teriyaki-marinated duck breast with a curried apricot and apple chutney, and finally, mixed sesame coated tuna with wasabi mayonnaise.
Using the finest produce, these gastronomic innovations and unusual food combinations are meant to heighten the flavour of the champagne and elevate the overall fine dining experience of Emirates’ First Class cabin.
“Food and wine pairing has reached its tipping point, in that it is now an expected part of the fine dining experience.
“We have a likeminded partner in Dom Pérignon, who also strives to bring the dining experience to life and help elevate the rarity and richness of their product,” said Joost Heymeijer, senior vice president, catering at Emirates.
“We have worked hard to fine-tune a culinary match with the exclusive Dom Pérignon Vintage Rosé 2003, to make them come alive and reach their full potential when paired with food.
“We place great emphasis on creating an experience on board that our customers will cherish, and hope this new offering will help meet the high standards they have come to expect from Emirates.”