Sven Wassmer creates meals for SWISS Business and SWISS First guests

30 November 2016

SWISS will be serving specialities from Canton Grisons which are the creation of top chef Sven Wassmer on its long-haul services from Switzerland from today to early March 2017. SWISS will also be featuring Grisons culinary delights on European short-haul services. And the whole food offer is complemented with a selection of regional wines.

Starting today and for the next three months, SWISS and top chef Sven Wassmer will be taking inflight guests on a culinary journey through Canton Grisons in Southeast Switzerland. In this latest chapter in the airline’s popular “SWISS Taste of Switzerland” programme, First and Business Class guests on SWISS long-haul services from Switzerland will enjoy specially-created meals that combine fine regional delicacies with top international cuisine. Their creator Sven Wassmer, head chef at the 7132 Silver restaurant of the 7132 Hotel in Vals, was not only named “2016 Discovery of the Year”: he also holds 17 GaultMillau points and two Michelin stars.

Select meals together with fine cheeses and wines

For SWISS First guests Sven Wassmer has concocted a starter of crab meat with ponzu sauce, black garlic purée and seaweed salad, and a choice of two main courses that include braised veal cheek with truffle sauce, smoked potatoes and kale purée. SWISS Business travellers can enjoy a main course of chicken breast filled with spinach and Sbrinz cheese and served with baked polenta and caramelized parsnips. And they can follow that with a vanilla and amaretto panna cotta with dried pear jelly and dulce de leche.

The meals in both classes are rounded off with selected Grisons cheeses and wines. The former include Passo dello Spluga and Valser Bergkäse, while the top-notch regional wines include a 2015 Maienfeld Pinot Blanc and a 2015 Malans Bothmargut Pinot Noir in First Class and a 2015 Riesling-Sylvaner and a Davaz Fläsch Pinot Noir for the Business Class cabin.

Grisons traditions and meals on European flights, too

Guest Canton Grisons will also be celebrated in Business Class on selected European flights to Switzerland between 18 and 31 January. That’s when SWISS will be serving special meals on board to mark the “Schlitteda Engiadinaisa”, a horse-drawn sleigh custom in St. Moritz, in its latest “SWISS Traditions” feature. The food specialities here will include a beef carpaccio with barley terrine and, on longer flights, a beef ragout with pizokel or capuns with Grisons mountain cheese. And for dessert guests can enjoy a slice of Engadine nut cake or a walnut mousse.

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is Switzerland’s national airline, serving over 100 destinations in 46 countries from Zurich and Geneva and carrying more than 16 million passengers a year with its 95-aircraft fleet. The company’s Swiss WorldCargo division provides a comprehensive range of airport-to-airport airfreight services for high-value and care-intensive consignments to some 130 destinations in over 80 countries. As “The Airline of Switzerland”, SWISS embodies the country’s traditional values, and is committed to delivering the highest product and service quality. With its workforce of 8,564 personnel, SWISS generated total operating income of CHF 5 billion in 2015. SWISS is part of the Lufthansa Group, and is also a member of Star Alliance, the world’s biggest airline grouping.