Ever the pinnacle of good taste, The Peninsula’s restaurants are famed around the world for their meticulous attention to detail, sublime quality of ingredients and bold innovation.
Now, thanks to the extension of its partnership with Switzerland’s national airline, SWISS, the hotel group is employing those same virtues to raise the bar of inflight dining to brave new heights, with dishes prepared by Peninsula hotels in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Shanghai and Beijing.
“SWISS Taste of Switzerland” is a culinary concept, which was launched by the airline in 2002, offering passengers regional specialities and wines from different cantons of the country. Created by various renowned Swiss chefs, menus rotate every three months to give long-haul first- and business-class guests a taste of Swiss gourmet dining.
Since September 2009, the partnership between SWISS and The Peninsula has allowed the airline’s first- and business-class guests to enjoy the culinary creations of The Peninsula Hotels‘ Group Executive Chef Florian Trento on flights from Hong Kong to Zurich. With the extension of the partnership, passengers travelling from three other key Peninsula cities to Zurich will also be able to enjoy a taste of Trento’s gastronomic excellence at 30,000 feet in 2014.
“As a Swiss native, the extension of our partnership with SWISS is exciting on both a personal and a professional level. I take great pride in the opportunity to create these unique menus for Zurich-bound passengers, whether they are returning home after a trip to Asia, or visitors on their way to experience the picturesque sights my homeland has to offer. I look forward to working with my colleagues in Bangkok, Shanghai and Beijing to dream up more truly special dishes for SWISS passengers to enjoy,” says Florian Trento, Group Executive Chef of The Peninsula Hotels.
Trento is working closely with executive chefs Andreas Haugg of The Peninsula Bangkok, Terrence Crandall of The Peninsula Shanghai and Kwok Chung Wan of The Peninsula Beijing to create a range of dishes that will delight diners from around the world. Having recently visited The Peninsula Bangkok we can certainly vouch for their fine cuisine. After being taken on tour of the fantastic facilities the hotel has to offer we dined outside, next to the river, sampling a variety of their food creations.
Passengers on westbound flights from Bangkok can already enjoy the menus, which were launched on 6th March, while flights from Shanghai and Beijing will feature the menus from June and September, respectively.