Aeroflot business passengers to enjoy new fine dining menu


Aeroflot has started serving a new menu for the summer season in business class on its domestic and international flights, including Cyprus.


Dishes have been developed based on passenger feedback by a team of world-class haute cuisine experts led by Thierry Mona, head chef at LSG Sky Chefs, a global leader in onboard catering. The new business-class menu includes culinary delights from the chefs of Moscow restaurant Twins, Ivan and Sergei Berezutzkiy, and Marcel Ravin of Monaco’s Blue Bay.


“The catering offered by Russia’s leading airline is a pillar of our onboard service. It is a competitive advantage that we aim to enhance with maximum consideration for our clients’ preferences and suggestions,” remarked Vitaly Saveliev, CEO at Aeroflot.


Ivan and Sergei Berezutzkiy, the twin brothers recognised by catering connoisseurs and gourmets alike as Russia’s most talented young chefs, have indulged Aeroflot passengers with delicious and healthy dishes including cream soup of green peas with scallops; octopus with potato, zucchini and cherry tomatoes (served with masala sauce); taco vegetables with soy sauce; baked halibut with black rice; wakame seaweed with fennel and orange (served with creamy sauce of seaweed); and leg of lamb with polenta and vegetables with fennel (served with meat sauce with porcini).


Ravin, a Michelin-starred master of fine food, has created specially for Aeroflot’s summer menu a cold appetiser of crabmeat, tabbouleh salad and mango sauce; cod baked with lime and honey, with potato, pak choi and apple (served with fish sauce); and Chilean seabass crusted with sautéed spinach, and anise sauce.


For dessert, passengers will have a choice of maple syrup-infused carrot cake, and honey cake (medovik). The sweet delights have again been crafted by Kamal Benmamar, a celebrated French chef who has worked for Michelin-starred restaurants and is currently head chef at Vanil restaurant, part of the Arkadiy Novikov Group.


Aeroflot operates direct flights between Larnaka International Airport and Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport, while sister carrier Rossiya — Russian Airlines operates flights between Larnaka and Saint Petersburg’s Pulkovo International Airport.