Air China will offer Beijing Duck in the First Class.


New York (AirGuide - Inside Air Travel) - Mon, Jan 6, 2014

Air China has started working with Quanjude, the supplier of China's famous Beijing Duck, to offer Beijing Duck in the First Class on its routes to Europe and the United States, making the authentic "Chinese flavor" available high up in the air. The onboard "Beijing Duck" represents Air China's another attempt to innovate in-flight menus after the carrier has introduced dozens of classic Chinese and western dishes like Crab Meat Dumplings and Steak with Mushrooms in Cream on its long-haul routes to Europe and the United States. In order to make sure that authentic Beijing Duck can be presented to passengers, Air China and Quanjude have studied together for several months on how to roast duck with in-flight equipment. Now, the two companies have worked out a practical and reliable cooking method and a Beijing Duck-specific menu, which not only pleases palates, but also educates diners on Beijing Duck's historic origins. Air China sent its flight attendants to Quanjude to make them more Beijing-Duck savvy. They learned...

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