Mark Sargeant collaborates with American Airlines on exclusive menu

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Michelin-Star chef, television personality and restaurateur, Mark Sargeant, has designed an exclusive menu for First Class passengers travelling from London to the US.

The à la carte menu which launched yesterday (September 1), features dishes personally designed by Mark which take inspiration from his three UK restaurants.

Fernand Fernandez, vice president of global marketing said: “We’re very excited to bring on board acclaimed British chef, Mark Sargeant.

“Mark hand-crafted the first class cabin menus for our London to U.S. routes, using fresh ingredients and innovative flavour combinations to create a delicious modern menu. We’re continuing to invest in our products, fleet and services, and partnering with some of the world’s finest chefs is just one way we’re personalising the experience for our customers.”

Menu highlights include ‘poached native lobster’, and ‘roasted duck with hoisin barbecue sauce’ to start, followed by ‘slow-cooked West Country pork belly with fennel seed and white bean cassoulet’, or ‘barbecue short rib of Angus beef with sweet potato champ and red cabbage slaw’ for the main course. For dessert, a ‘warm spiced Victoria plum crumble with English custard or vanilla ice cream’ offers a nostalgic seasonal treat.

Mark said: “It is an honour to be asked to create a menu for the world’s largest airline.

“American has taken a leap to do something different and exciting, and my team and I have been very involved at every stage of the process. Together we have designed a creative menu that is delicious and appealing to the eye, using great quality ingredients to get the palette watering at altitude.”

The menu will be available on flights travelling between London Heathrow to Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Miami and Dallas. American Airlines will also be offering a wine paring menu to complement Mark’s dishes.

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Editor 2nd September 2016

Mark Sargeant collaborates with American Airlines on exclusive menu