Rome, December 2, 2015 – Alitalia has won a coveted award for its in-flight food by the readers of US publication ‘Global Traveler’.
The ‘Best Airline Cuisine’ award follows a survey in the magazine of nearly 25,000 frequent flyers who were asked to comment on excellence in the travel and tourism industry.
This is the sixth consecutive year that Alitalia has achieved this prestigious international award which recognises the airline’s commitment to provide quality food on board its planes and promote the food culture of Italy throughout the world.
Aubrey Tiedt, Chief Customer Officer, Alitalia said: "Alitalia has recently enhanced its catering service on medium-haul flights and has introduced in business class on longhaul flights the ‘dine anytime’ concept which enables customers to decide when they want to eat and enjoy their meal.
“We have recently focused more on our Italian heritage which is world renowned for its high standards of food and wine and the passenger feedback has been very good indeed.
“To receive this award is a great honour and it shows that quality Italian cuisine is recognised in a positive light by frequent flyers, who are the most discerning of travellers.”
In Alitalia’s long-haul business class cabin fine-dining includes ravioli filled with radicchio and ricotta cheese in a rich taleggio cheese sauce with toasted pine nuts, from the Veneto region; chicken supreme rolled with San Daniele prosciutto and Montasio cheese served with Arraganati tomatoes and fragrant rosemary baked potatoes. Desserts include a ricotta orange mousse cake on a pistachio biscuit crust, vanilla sauce and candied orange which is a typical recipe from Sicily.
The menu is further enriched with a wide range of the best Italian wines – including a selection of the best wines from Barone Ricasoli, the oldest wine cellars in the world - carefully selected by Alitalia's official sommelier, in collaboration with the Italian Sommelier Foundation.