Starting September 1, 2021, Lufthansa business class passengers on short- and medium-haul flights will be served the airline’s newest German-inspired menu update. The new menus will be available to passengers on flights both departing and arriving in Germany.
First and business class passengers departing the U.S. on Lufthansa flights to cities outside of Germany will be able to experience the new menus on the second leg of their journey after connecting through hubs like Frankfurt (FRA) or Munich (MUC).
A Truly German Affair
As Germany’s national flag carrier, Lufthansa has decided to take inspiration from traditional German food from cities around the country. Taking center stage are culinary delights from Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Leipzig, and Munich.
Some examples of the new fare include:
- Currywurst with sautéed potatoes, straight out of the dish’s home city of Berlin
- Shrimp salad with a beetroot and potato terrine, inspired by the sea breeze of Hamburg
- A poached egg, kale, and French Macaire potato dish accompanied with Frankfurt’s famous “Grie Soß” (green sauce)
- A classic from Leipzig called “Leipziger Allerlei,” which is a chicken, celeriac, juniper, and black walnut salad
- A typical Düsseldorf sour roast with hasselback potatoes and broccoli
The menu has been named “Tasting HEIMAT” (“Heimat” meaning “homeland” in English) and is described by the airline as a fusion between typical German cuisine and modern fare from around the globe.
The changes are being introduced after customer feedback and the desire for more variety in the selection of food served on board Lufthansa flights. Frequent flyers will be glad to know that the new menus will change weekly.
Designed by star chefs Julia Komp and Dennis Puchert, the exclusive new menus incorporate balanced, nutritious, and sustainable produce from around Germany. The airline has plans to source German produce for 100% of its ingredients by 2023.
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It’s a common complaint by U.S. travelers hopping around Europe that intra-European business class pales in comparison to the domestic premium flying experience stateside. It will be interesting to see how Lufthansa’s new-and-improved short- and medium- haul menus could set the carrier apart from the intra-European business class offering on other European carriers such as Air France, British Airways, Iberia, and KLM.