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Qatar Airways One Step Closer to In-Flight Restaurants

Aug. 23rd, 2013 | Comments 1 | Make a Comment   
qatar airways gourmet food menu
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We live in an amenity-rich time now, where flying through the sky simply isn't enough anymore. What used to fill people with wonder and excitement back in the Golden Age of Flight, just doesn't impress now. It's simple, we want more. With many airlines already offering a variety of wine and gourmet food, it seems only a matter of time before actual restaurants are incorporated. While not quite there yet, Qatar Airways definitely seems to be getting closer.
 Chef Nobu Matsuhisa
Chef Nobu Matsuhisa


Winning World's Best Business Class from the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards (they also won for Best Business Class Lounge and Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East), Qatar knows a thing or two about excellent service. They even have four Master Chefs creating diverse menu items based on their individual backgrounds and cultures. Chefs Nobu Matsuhisa, Tom Aikens, Ramzi Choueiri and Vineet Bhatia not only spent months adapting their specialties for Qatar passengers; they also took into account how taste buds change at 30,000 feet. Each meal is paired with their list of wines and Champagnes, which are chosen by their international wine masters who meet twice a year in Frankfurt to blind test vintages from all over the world.

“I like to see my customers eating, drinking, smiling, and laughing. This is happiness,” says Nobu. “Qatar Airways understands my philosophy. It’s like a nice marriage, a balance in the food.”
  Chef Tom Aikens
Chef Tom Aikens


Nobu is a celebrity chef from Japan who has a series of Michelin-starred restaurants all over the world, from London to Las Vegas. Michelin-star-winning Aikens has two London restaurants featuring British and French influences, while Chef Ramzi is one of the most recognized chefs in the Arab world, with a weekly television show and numerous books. Lastly, Bhatia is the owner of the London-based Rasoi restaurant, as well as a series of restaurants in hotels worldwide, and has two Michelin stars under his belt.
 qatar airways wine menu

“Good service is just as important as the food. If passengers leave the plane with a positive lasting experience, that means a lot,” says Chef Aikens.

The all-star team's transnational selections can be found on international flights in first and business class on Qatar's Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
 qatar airways gourmet food menu

  Chef Vineet Bhatia
Chef Vineet Bhatia

  Chef Ramzi Choueiri
Chef Ramzi Choueiri

 qatar airways gourmet food menu

 qatar airways gourmet food menu

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Gaia Bmd commented on August 30, 2013

That`s a tempting advertisement, PR stunt and branding! Even just pictures make me book a flight - destination everywhere.To fly around, eat and experience exception customer service. I suppose, such restaurants have a great future, offering alternative to known paths, but also it`s risky venture - in altitude our senses change, what on ground is delicious, in skies could be disgusting.

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