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Air China introduces "Sky Chef"

BEIJING, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This year marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Sino-French diplomatic relations. Now, Air China and French star chefs in the field of air catering based in Paris have jointly introduced a number of French gourmet dishes onboard the carrier's flights.

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China-France route is an important part of Air China's European route network. Air China has always been committed to improving its culinary offerings on the route and different healthy meals are offered in each of the four seasons. Now, with the cooperation between Air China and Paris-based "Sky Chefs Studio", an international team of renowned chefs led by its lead chef has designed a selection of gourmet dishes that combine classical and modern culinary trends. In the First Class and Business Class on the route, famous French dishes offered include "Steak with Sliced Duck," "Columbus Chicken Roll," "Garlic-flavored Prawns" and "Foie Gras Pine Nuts." "Columbus Chicken Roll," one of the creations highly recommended by the lead chef, is a classic dish born in Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts Institute. The chicken is tender and mellow, with lingering aromas. It was also a dish chosen by the British Queen when she ascended the throne.

Snacks include "Cake with Haagen-Dazs" -- warm chocolate cake and silky cold Haagen-Dazs ice cream served in the afternoon tea time promises a flavorful contrast. Bread with olive oil, which does justice to international healthy diet trends, invites grunts of joy.

Air China has also upgraded the Economy Class meals on the route. Locally sourced French ingredients like steak and fish guarantee that the quality foods served onboard reflect the local culinary features.

Currently, Air China operates routes Beijing - Paris and Shanghai - Paris between the two countries. By June 2014, the number of flights operated per week had reached 24, which makes Air China the largest domestic operator on the market. With its pleasant cabin interior and attentive services, Air China is the preferred choice for passengers traveling between China and Europe.

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