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What Lufthansa's Star Chef Will Be Serving Up Onboard the A380

April 27, 2010 at 4:44 PM | by | ()

This is the man who has the talent necessary to make you in-flight culinary dreams come true. His name is Holger Stromberg, and he's a big deal chef in Germany. After all, he did earn a Michelin star at the young age of 23 and became chef for Lufthansa at age 35. These days, he's still formulating the Lufthansa menus, but 2010 is different.

You see, Stromberg is also chef for Germany's national soccer team, and this year Lufthansa is flying the whole team (and Stromberg) down to Johannesburg for the World Cup in June. What's more is that they'll be flying on Lufthansa's freshly-arrived A380, the first of the superjumbos for the airline.

So what's on the menu? Find out, after the jump!

For May and June, Lufthansa's menu sounds better than what you'd find in a five-star restaurant. Here are some of Stromberg's choices for in-flight cuisine in the top classes:

First Class hors d'oeuvres:
· Mousse and salad of green and white asparagus
· Breast of quail on mango and peperonata chutney and potato terrine with white chocolate
· North Sea shrimp and lettuce jus with parsley oil

First Class main course:
· Veal with cocoa, rhubarb, shallot compote and potato gnocchi
· Olive and brittle-crusted black halibut, orange and peppercorn sauce, leaf spinach and Parisienne potatoes
· Coq au vin of spring chicken, pearl onions, parsley puree and Venus rice

First Class dessert:
· Woodruff and prosecco jelly with white chocolate mousse and fresh berries
· Strawberry and coconut tartlet with passion fruit coulis served with vanilla ice cream

Business Class hors d'oeuvres:
· Rolo of free-range chicken with sel rosé, creamy kohlrabi salad and blueberries
· Marinated salmon topped with watercress and cream cheese, celery and apricot salad and blossom sauce

Business Class main course:
· Beef roulade Gasthaus Stromberg-style filled with vegetables in jus, onions marinated in red wine and potato mash
· Pike perch with caramelized beluga lentil stew and millet galettes
· Ravioli filled with cauliflower and Parmesan cream, cashew nut, macadamia nut and Pecorino cheese pesto and caramelized garlic

Business Class dessert:
· Elderflower cream with Indian long pepper and rhubarb compote
· Fruit salad with lychees and pistachios

Second meal on some westbound flights:
· Holger Stromberg's famous curry sausage with spicy potato wedges
· Vegetarian lard Waltrop-style on pumpernickel bread.

Related Stories:
· Lufthansa Gets Passengers Into the World Cup Spirit [Lufthansa]
· From Famous Kitchens to the Skies: How Singapore Airlines Develops Their Food [Jaunted]
· Airplane Food [Jaunted]

[Photo: Radio Gong]

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