Oct 22, 2010 11:48 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Airline food rated sky-high

When you think of airline food your expectations are probably pretty low. As in--what airline food?

One airline is trying to change that by partnering with the a big name in the culinary world: The Ritz-Carlton.

The end result may surprise you.

"It was a challenge and at first it was odd. It was strange because I don't want to say everything that we did was wrong but we made a lot of wrong steps, so we really had to adapt," says Ritz-Carlton Executive Chef Jacques Sorci.

That's because the chefs aren't going straight from the pan to plate with their cuisine.

The food has to be rationed, frozen, and transported.

"We have to make sure that when we do menu design and development that we create dishes that will hold up well. That will reheat well, that will present well," explains chef Bernd Schmitt.

The process is a long one and each dish may end up going through several adaptations.

In the end of the day, their hope is to make their friendly skies a food lover's dream.

The five star menu will only be available in Lufthansa's first class and business class sections.



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