Fresh, tasty, nutritious and on-trend selections form the basis of Singapore Airlines’ culinary offerings, regardless of seat class. In 1998, the Airline founded the International Culinary Panel (ICP), which currently features eight world-renowned chefs, including Georges Blanc, owner of the eponymous three-Michelin-star restaurant, and the award-winning Suzanne Goin.
Inspired by varied cultures and the places the Airline flies to, this celebrated team constantly invents new dishes that delight. Passengers in Suites, First Class and Business Class can reserve their main courses in advance via Book The Cook service, which also features selections by ICP chefs. Premium Economy passengers may reserve their choices via the Premium Economy Book the Cook service.
Travellers can also pair their food with a wide range of wines specially picked by the Airline’s wine consultants who, together, taste more than 1,000 wines annually. Those with special dietary needs are catered for too, with post-weaning and children’s meals, kosher and gluten-free options.
Now, let’s talk about the extras. Supporting the best of Singapore food and businesses, the Airline regularly offers special local treats on select flights departing from the Lion City. For instance, ice cream (above right) in local flavours, and a special Sunday Punch alcoholic cocktail – incorporating local ingredients such as lemongrass, ginger and pineapple – were served on board as part of the Airline’s 70th anniversary celebrations in May.
Singapore Chicken Rice (above left) – voted the favourite local dish in a SilverKris.com poll earlier this year – will be offered as part of the refreshed local menu this month. Other delights include laksa (rice noodles in spicy coconut-milk broth) and prawn noodle soup.
Finally, underlining all these is the Airline’s active role in corporate social responsibility, which includes constantly looking to source its food and beverage needs from sustainable suppliers.
– TEXT BY ESTHER AU YONG
This article was originally published by Singapore Press Holdings.