SWISS Taste of Switzerland: Schaffhausen comes aboard


Canton Schaffhausen in Northern Switzerland is writing the next chapter in SWISS’s award-winning “SWISS Taste of Switzerland” inflight culinary programme. For the next three months, SWISS First and SWISS Business customers on long-haul flights from Switzerland will be enjoying creations by André Jaeger, the acclaimed executive chef at Schaffhausen’s Fischerzunft restaurant.

Between now and the end of November, First and Business Class travellers on all SWISS long-haul services from Switzerland and on selected European flights will be able to sample Canton Schaffhausen’s culinary delights: André Jaeger, executive chef at the Fischerzunft (one of the country’s top restaurants) in the town of Schaffhausen, has created a series of inflight meals exclusively for SWISS.

Jaeger, who holds 19 GaultMillau points, is particularly famed for his ability to combine traditional Swiss dishes with sophisticated accents from China and the East. His SWISS First starters include a monkfish satay with wasabi cream beetroot salad, followed by main courses such as seared venison medallions with potato dumplings. SWISS Business travellers can start with such delights as Balik salmon tartar with cream of wasabi and balsamic baby onions, while the main courses here include a ragout of duck with hints of chocolate and orange.

These latest meals in SWISS’s award-winning inflight culinary programme are accompanied by a selection of fine wines from Schaffhausen’s “Blauburgunderland” region. First Class guests can enjoy a Sauvignon Blanc by 2009 Vintner of the Year Stefan Gysel or a Cuvée Rouge produced exclusively by André Jaeger and the GVS Winery. Business Class wines include a Cuvée Blanche 4 by WeinStamm and a Badwy Blauburgunder (Pinot Noir) from Bad Osterfingen.

With its “SWISS Taste of Switzerland” infight catering concept, SWISS aims to showcase the culinary variety of Switzerland and its cantons. The concept was expanded in 2009 through a new collaboration with The Peninsula Hong Kong, which offers First and Business Class guests a unique blend of Swiss cuisine and subtle Asian accents. The programme has now been further extended to include the Indian subcontinent: from this month onwards, SWISS will be offering its First and Business Class customers on services to Delhi and Mumbai selected creations from the kitchens of the renowned Oberoi Hotels & Resorts.