For the sixth consecutive year, Alitalia has scooped best inflight cuisines in the skies according to the Global Traveler Awards 2015. We aren’t surprised by this announcement, as we were blown away by the cuisine found on a recent trip report which excelled on every level. Since their partnership with Etihad, the service offering has been improved to offer restaurant quality dining.
The airline has a self confessed commitment to provide quality food on board its planes and promote the food culture of Italy throughout the world. Aubrey Tiedt, Chief Customer Officer, Alitalia said: “Alitalia has recently enhanced its catering service on medium-haul flights and has introduced in business class on long-haul flights the ‘dine anytime’ concept which enables customers to decide when they want to eat and enjoy their meal.
“We have recently focused more on our Italian heritage which is world renowned for its high standards of food and wine and the passenger feedback has been very good indeed. To receive this award is a great honour and it shows that quality Italian cuisine is recognised in a positive light by frequent flyers, who are the most discerning of travellers.”
As well as an extensive wine list, Alitalia’s long-haul business class cabin fine-dining includes dishes such ravioli filled with radicchio and ricotta cheese in a rich taleggio cheese sauce with toasted pine nuts, from the Veneto region; chicken supreme rolled with San Daniele prosciutto and Montasio cheese served with Arraganati tomatoes and fragrant rosemary baked potatoes. Desserts include a ricotta orange mousse cake on a pistachio biscuit crust, vanilla sauce and candied orange which is a typical recipe from Sicily.
Other winners included Singapore Airlines for Best Airline in the world, Cathay Pacific for Best International First Class, China Airlines for Best Business Class and Etihad Airways for Best Airline in the Middle East.