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Cathay Pacific partners with Swire Hotels to launch new inflight menu promotion

Cathay Pacific Airways has joined together with Swire Hotels to launch an exciting new inflight menu promotion for passengers travelling in First and Business Class. Starting from November, a selection of the delectable dishes found on the menus at Swire Hotels restaurants in Hong Kong and Beijing will be made available onboard selected Cathay Pacific flights departing from Hong Kong.

More than 30 dishes created by chefs from four Swire Hotels restaurants will appear on Cathay Pacific inflight menus from 1 November 2011 to 31 January 2012. The promotion will run for three months to give passengers the chance to sample a variety of creations from the following distinctive Swire Hotels outlets:

  • Café Gray Deluxe (Michelin 1 star)
  • Feast (Food by EAST)
  • Sureño
  • Bei

  • The menu will enable passengers to select from a wide selection of dishes ranging from innovative reinterpretations of traditional North Asian cuisines to European and Mediterranean flavours and international delicacies.

    Signature dishes being served include braised short rib of beef, soft polenta, meaux mustard by Café Gray Deluxe; Iberico chorizo with prawn and tzatziki sauce by Feast; lobster salad with vine-ripened tomatoes and lemon chive dressing by Sureño; and black miso pork belly with black sugar, baby taro and brassica by Bei.

    Speaking at a preview luncheon for the promotion, Cathay Pacific Director Corporate Affairs Quince Chong said: “As Hong Kong’s home carrier, Cathay Pacific is committed to promoting Hong Kong as an exciting destination and food paradise for visitors from all over the world. We are delighted to join hands with Swire Hotels for our latest inflight menu promotion, which features a range of exciting dishes from four renowned restaurants, most notably the Michelin-starred Café Gray Deluxe at The Upper House.”

    Swire Hotels Managing Director, Mr. Brian Williams said: “We are excited to be collaborating with Cathay Pacific. It provides a great opportunity for guests to experience the food from our restaurants, which are destinations in their own right, in the air as well as on the ground.”

    About the participating restaurants:

    Café Gray Deluxe
    Café Gray Deluxe, a 21st Century Grand Café located on Level 49 of the Upper House with views of Victoria Harbour, signals the return to Hong Kong of chef Gray Kunz with his cuisine – a unique style of modern European classics and signature dishes from a lifetime leading the very finest kitchens in Europe, Asia and America.

    Feast (Food by EAST) is an all day, big bustling café that serves international cuisine and authentic specialties of Asia. Feast’s philosophy is “simple things, done well”.

    The wood-fired oven and open kitchen in Sureño at The Opposite House evoke the casual style of the Mediterranean with menus drawing on the freshest ingredients of Southern Europe.

    Bei at The Opposite House is an assertive reinterpretation of traditional North Asian dishes from Japan, Northern China and Korea with a menu that is always innovative and challenging.