Renowned chef David Burke to design menu for Lufthansa premium passengers

Renowned chef David Burke to design menu for Lufthansa premium passengers

Renowned American chef David Burke will provide food to first and business class passengers on Lufthansa as part of the German national airline's Star Chef program, reports SkyClub News.

Burke reportedly trained at the Culinary Institute of America and has also studied cooking in France. He has served as the executive chef of Brooklyn's River Cafe, and he is also known for opening David Burke Townhouse on Manhattan's Upper East Side. His restaurants are known for their use of unusual ingredients and cutting-edge cooking techniques.

In March and April, Lufthansa will provide a menu of David Burke's American cuisine to passengers in its premium cabins on long-haul flights.

Appetizer options in the first class cabin include smoked tuna with citrus salad, pastrami with sauerkraut and a rice wrap with Asian vegetables, noodles, mango and soy sauce. Among the entrees are pepper-crusted swordfish, basil and cheese ravioli and a trio of duck breast, meatloaf and ravioli. A cheesecake lollipop tree and an apple blueberry crumble with whiskey ice cream are served for dessert.

Business class options include king prawn confit with melon balls as an appetizer, red snapper with tomato and mint sauce for the main course and cheesecake lollipops for dessert.

By Jason Faulkner

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