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SWISS Makes Changes to First & Business Class Menus

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SWISS is shaking up the meal service for those flying long-haul in first or business with the airline.

Through November 2022, SWISS premium passengers can expect a combination of a new service concept and a change in the selection of dishes on the menu.

SWISS Collaborating With 5-Star Zurich Hotel on New Menus

SWISS Air Boeing 777 First Class Cabin
SWISS Boeing 777 First Class Cabin. Image Credit: Cherag Dubash

For the next 3 months, passengers flying in SWISS first or business class will enjoy a selection of the finest culinary delights to have been served in recent years. The collection will feature the best chef-curated, Swiss-inspired dishes from the “SWISS Taste of Switzerland” menu from Zurich’s Baur au Lac hotel.

The hotel is one of the best in Switzerland, situated adjacent to Lake Zurich.

First class dishes include lobster tail and bisque mousse, topped with celery, radish with yuzu, tarragon, and vanilla vinaigrette, and roasted cauliflower with curry sauce, chickpeas, quinoa, and dates.

On the sweet side of things, the golden lavender honey mousse with salted almonds and fior di latte ice cream sounds like a delicious way to finish off a first class meal.

Similar treats await those in business class, including beef tenderloin with stroganoff sauce, potato gratin, and braised Swiss chard for the main course and an apricot dacquoise cake for dessert.

20 Years of Innovative Inflight Cuisine

For the last 2 decades, SWISS has invited a new Michelin-starred and GaultMillau-point chef to present menus for SWISS premium cabins every 3 months as part of its SWISS Taste of Switzerland program.

Since the program was introduced in 2002, the airline has partnered with top-rated chefs from around Switzerland, including Thomas Amstutz, Jean-Marc Soldati, and Anja Zingg.

In true Swiss style, passengers can expect a selection of regional wines and specialty cheeses to accompany their mains. Premium economy passengers are not left out of the fun, either — they’ll also be treated to a range of options “inspired by the Zurich region.”

These special menus (see menus for premium economy, business class, and first class) will only be available on flights departing Switzerland, unlike Lufthansa’s similar German-inspired menus that will be served on both flights departing from and returning to Germany.

Hot Tip: Learn more about SWISS’ fleet and seat options in our definitive guide to Swiss International Air Lines’ direct routes from the U.S.

Final Thoughts

The partnership with Baur au Lac hotel is likely to be welcomed by business and first class passengers who want to have a hotel-style meal from 40,000 feet. As for the new menus, we hope to sample them ourselves so we can report back as soon as possible.

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About Daniel Ross

Daniel has loved aviation and travel his entire life. He earned a Master of Science in Air Transport Management and has written about travel and aviation in publications like Simple Flying, The Points Guy, and more.


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