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Old Jul 31, 12, 12:01 am   #1
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ANA renews menus on international flights from Japan to North America and Europe

http://www.ana.co.jp/eng/aboutana/pr...12/120727.html

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ANA Group, Japan’s largest Airline, today announces plans to introduce new menus on international flights between Japan and North America and Japan and Europe. The menus have been created in collaboration with renowned culinary establishments in Tokyo and Paris.

The new a la carte menus, which will be available to Business Class passengers, will feature meals created by Sekiyou, a Michelin 2-star (*1) Japanese ryokan in Yugawara Onsen from September to November 2012 and by Signature, the Michelin 1-star (*2) French-inspired dining restaurant at Mandarin Oriental Tokyo from December 2012 to February 2013.

Furthermore, following the success of the desserts created by Pierre Hermé Paris introduced in June 2012 for First Class passengers, ANA plans to renew its range of desserts in September 2012 and simultaneously introduce Pierre Hermé original desserts in the Business Class menus.

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Sekiyou of Yugawara Onsen Collaboration Menu
- A la carte menu in C from Sept till Nov 2012

Signature at Mandarin Oriental Tokyo Collaboration Menu
- A la carte menu in C from Dec 2012 till Feb 2013

Pierre Hermé Collaboration Menu
- Dessert in C and F
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Links to the actual menus (September-November 2012):

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This is fantastic news! Thanks for posting!
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Looks like the second meal in Y on transpacs is being upgraded to offer two choices from September 2012. This is a change I can like.
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I wish the C meal in TPAC would involve three choices, especially if they insist on keeping steak (with rotating sauces) as one of them.
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I wish the C meal in TPAC would involve three choices, especially if they insist on keeping steak (with rotating sauces) as one of them.
Well, there are three choices... one of them being the Japanese course.
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ANA announced new pre-arrival à la carte meal choices for long-haul international business class flights produced in collaboration with the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Tokyo. The menu will be offered from December 2012 to February 2013 on Business Class flights from Japan to North America and Europe (excludes HND-LAX and TYO-HNL flights).

https://www.ana.co.jp/eng/aboutana/p...12/121029.html
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One thing I really wish they would improve is that the western meal in C is offered only with rice as a choice. They normally bring the same rice as for the JP meal. However if you want something else than rice there is not much else than bread and so you end up with a steak and a bread in C....
I hope they start offering mash potato or some tagliatelle as alternative to the meat/fish in the western meal.
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ANA announced new pre-arrival à la carte meal choices for long-haul international business class flights produced in collaboration with the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Tokyo. The menu will be offered from December 2012 to February 2013 on Business Class flights from Japan to North America and Europe (excludes HND-LAX and TYO-HNL flights).

https://www.ana.co.jp/eng/aboutana/p...12/121029.html
Bigger pictures of those meals and chefs

http://www.aviationwire.jp/archives/12623
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Will try this in C in a couple weeks. The outbound NRT-SFO looks good. On the way back I think it looks like United plus alpha.

The wine list in C is unbelievably bad. Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon? 2nd tier producers for everything else.

And Trefethen for F class? Really? wow! That is cutting corners. But the worst of it is they offer two Japanese merlots as alternatives. Japanese wine is some of the worst in the world and national product support and pride aside, for goodness sake think of the palates of those who fly in F. Shocking NH, just shocking!

I have loved NH since I cannot remember when, but after the OS and LX flights this summer in June and August, I realize how far off the mark NH has fallen.
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And Trefethen for F class? Really? wow! That is cutting corners. But the worst of it is they offer two Japanese merlots as alternatives. Japanese wine is some of the worst in the world and national product support and pride aside, for goodness sake think of the palates of those who fly in F. Shocking NH, just shocking!
How about trying sake? Granted, it's not going to pair well with steak.
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Old Dec 9, 12, 5:55 pm   #12
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How about trying sake? Granted, it's not going to pair well with steak.
Sake is nice but necessarily a food marriage sort of drink unless. More of an accent than a component if that description makes sense to anyone An airline's catering is in part judged by its wine list. Some do it well, ANA used to do it very very well. They do not anymore.
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And Trefethen for F class? Really? wow! That is cutting corners. But the worst of it is they offer two Japanese merlots as alternatives. Japanese wine is some of the worst in the world and national product support and pride aside, for goodness sake think of the palates of those who fly in F. Shocking NH, just shocking!
Talk about first world problems!!
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Talk about first world problems!!
That got an audible chuckle. So true. Nice one :-)
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Did any of you guys try the plum wine they serve on the flights? The NH FA swore it was Japan's finest.
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