What are your holiday plans for the summer? Surely they include traveling as far as possible from the sordid Indian summer! And what better than a chilly haul in the Swiss Alps to escape the heat? What’s more? To send you packing instantly, we’ve already got one part of your Swiss vacation all planned out for you – the flight. The national air carrier of Switzerland, a.k.a. Swiss International Air Line’s is all set to make your journey a memorable one with top-notch onboard services and an all-new in-flight menu for its India-Zurich route. Here’s what the airline has in store for you this season.
Starting June 7, 2018, a range of authentic Indian dishes curated by Oberoi Flight Services along with a selected variety of international meals will be available for First, Business and Economy Class passengers flying from India to Zurich. This menu will carry preparations inspired by traditional and gourmet recipes made with fresh ingredients available in the respective Indian regions.
Speaking on the occasion, Wolfgang Will, Senior Director, South Asia, Lufthansa Group, said “India is a key market for SWISS and over the years we have constantly innovated to elevate the experience of our passengers to and from India. We are committed to deepening our connection with the customers by extending the best of Swiss warmth and hospitality onboard.”
But are the meals fresh? Will they retain the five-star Oberoi quality even on board? Absolutely. The culinary team ensures that passengers eat only the freshest and yummiest food and so they transport all packed meals in specialized refrigerators to retain the quality and flavor of the food. The food is then reheated by the flight crew, who are also experts in plating and serving up gorgeous meals.
Passengers flying First Class can revel in a selection of classic Indian starters such as Samosa with Mint Chutney; Lobster Slice with Beetroot Mayo. This can be followed up with a choice of three main courses that include Roast Lamb leg Forestier with Parsley Baby Potato, Carrot Batons and Creamy spinach; Pan Seared Seabass with Grilled Zucchini, Herb Rice and Chunky Tomato Sauce; Mattar Badam Ki Tikki with Olive Kofta, Methi Gajar, Rainbow Pulao, Dal Tadka, Raddish Anar Raita and Gobhi Parantha. For dessert, they can relish on Ice Cream (in-house) with Fresh Fruit Compote and Berry Sauce.
Business Class travelers can enjoy authentic Indian starters and snacks such as Khandvi on a bed of Fruit Salsa on Banana Leaf; Chana Pindi Wrap and Smoked Pumpkin Soup. The dessert section presents a tough choice between a delicious yet light Beetroot Halwa and a fresh Fruit Tart to choose from.
Passengers flying Swiss Economy can lap up a delectable selection of warm and wholesome starters like Chicken Stroganoff and Makhani Veg wraps. The main course sees a Mysore Masala Dosa with Carrot Green Peas Upma and Mini Uttapam, while the Western meals comprise of options like Cheese Omelette with Spinach in White Sauce, Cocktail Sausage, and Potato Cutlet.
Meanwhile, through all the classes, the airlines will offer a selected variety of international meals as well. And passengers catching red-eye flights will be served a hot snack to rid them of the fatigue.
“Indian cuisine is known for having a unique blend. We have created distinctive meals that reflect the cultures and history from different regions and are proud to offer our customers a dining experience on board”, Will elaborated on the menu, which is also allergy-friendly and keeps in mind the various irritants that may cause discomfort to passengers. Moreover, SWISS serves special meals for diabetics, vegans, gluten or lactose-intolerant guests and for those with food allergies and certain religious beliefs that can be pre-ordered.
For those looking for the Swiss seal when it comes to food and snacks will find it in special offerings that include Swiss cheeses such as Gruyère, Appenzeller, Tête de Moine; Swiss Mövenpick ice cream; and the signature Swiss chocolate tablet, which is part of every SWISS flight.
Now, do we need to give you any more reasons to Fly Swiss? So get moving and book yourself a memorable journey aboard Swiss Airlines.