New meals onboard of ITA Airways flights

New in-flight meals served on routes from Italy designed by Michelin-starred Chef Gian Piero Vivalda and Ferrari bubbles on the ground and on board

ITA Airways has also developed a new creative concept for its in-flight meals, which have been designed to ensure passengers experience top-quality Italian food and wine based on specific themes. The project aims to create real added value for both passengers and the national food supply chain.

Guided by this vision, from June 2, on all intercontinental flights departing from Italy in the ITA Airways network, Business customers can experience new flavours and tastes inspired by excellent Italian-sourced foods and wines, in a simple yet elegant style designed by the talent of the Italian chefs, who will be taking turns on board.

From October 15, the second chef to board ITA Airways Business Class, after Enrico Bartolini, will be the new Michelin-starred Chef Gian Piero Vivalda, owner of the Antica Corona Reale, a restaurant with over 207 years of history that has always been owned by the Vivalda family. Vivalda has earned 2 Michelin stars and many national and international accolades, including access to exclusive circuits such as Les Grandes Tables du Monde and the Relais&Château Association.

The chef has designed for ITA Airways 4 signature dishes from the menu of his restaurant, Antica Corona Reale at Cervere (an appetiser, a first course, a main course and dessert), highlighting his autumn recipe book, the richest, most evocative and traditional par excellence. They range from “Peperone Quadrato”, to “Ravioli ripieni di porri e patate”, on a cream of hard bra cheese, with a crunchy smoked bacon crumble”, to “Cappello del prete served on a celeriac puree, cooked in Nebbiolo sauce with quince, pear poached in wine and walnuts”, to the dessert, “Gianduja Bavarian cream on a crunchy shortcrust pastry base and passion fruit coulis”.

A menu designed to provide an all-round gourmet experience, based on a in-depth research into quality raw materials with a special focus on combinations of flavours, aromas and colours. The next chefs will be unveiled progressively, offering each of them a world-class showcase and the opportunity to study the best menu to transform each journey into a discovery of Italy.

The Company’s first birthday celebrations will also be a unique opportunity to launch a new partnership with Ferrari Trento, Lunelli group. These fine bubbles will be the protagonists for an all-Italian toast of excellence.

The partnership is part of a broader project with the great ambassadors of Italian excellence worldwide, in which ITA Airways is committed to creating synergies with Italian brands that share the same values as the Company. Thanks to their contribution, ITA Airways continues to pursue its objectives of improving the customer experience by offering a service that consistently has Italy at its heart.

Marco Finelli reporting from Italy.

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