Air Canada announced a partenship with celebrated Canadian Chef David Hawksworth to design signature dishes which will be exclusively featured on Air Canada departing flights in International Business Class and Maple Leaf Lounges beginning October 1.
Chef Hawksworth will collaborate with and guide Air Canada’s flight caterers and Maple Leaf Lounge providers to create a selection of seasonal dining options including:
• Yellowfin tuna tataki appetizer served with scallion ginger vinaigrette, passion fruit and puffed rice
• Tamari roasted sablefish main course served with bok choy, brown rice and chili miso vinaigrette
• Decadent dark chocolate fondant with blackberry compote
• In addition, International Maple Leaf Lounges will feature a Mediterranean quinoa salad with tomato, olive, cucumber, feta and arugula.
Chef David Hawksworth, a native Vancouverite spent a decade honing his talents in Europe working in Michelin-starred kitchens such as Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons, L’Escargot and The Square. He soon emerged as one of Canada’s leading culinary talents upon his return in summer 2000. In 2008 David was named to Western Living’s ‘Top 40 under 40’ and became the youngest chef inductee in to the BC Restaurant Hall of Fame. In 2013 he launched the Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship Foundation, which annually awards $10,000 and an international stage to boost the career of a young professional chef.
Air Canada supports the next generation of professional chef talent as the airline travel is sponsor of the Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship Foundation competition.
SOURCE Air Canada/PRNewswire