Monday, 5 February 2018

Finnair passengers all set to get a taste of Japan.......

Finnair continues its Signature Chef program by introducing the airline’s first Japanese Signature Chef. Tokyo-based top chef, Rika Maezawa, has designed a series of five seasonal signature menus to be served in the Business class of Finnair´s flights from Tokyo to Helsinki, as of February 7, 2018. 
The Signature Menu by Chef Maezawa is served on Finnair´s
long-haul flights departing Narita as of 07 February 2018.
Photographer: Kan Kanbayashi

Rika Maezawa opened her first restaurant in Tokyo in 2003 after receiving training at several well-known Japanese restaurants. Her food philosophy places a strong focus on vegetables and seasonal flavours from Japanese home cooking. She also takes her inspiration from Japan’s history - as far as the Edo period from 1603 to 1868 - as well as from overseas influences to create modern yet nostalgic vegetable-centric meals that go beyond the conventional boundaries of Japanese cuisine. 

Signature chef Rika Maezawa 
“Beautiful Japanese sceneries of each season are incorporated into these in-flight meals,” says Rika Maezawa about her food philosophy and the meals she created for Finnair. “Through my cuisine, I would like to share with travellers the unique Japanese sentiments and sense of season. I have used ingredients from both Japan and abroad so that it may taste familiar to both Japanese and non-Japanese customers.” 

“We are very delighted about our new co-operation with our first Japanese Signature Chef, Rika Maezawa,” says Maarit Keränen, Head of Inflight Service at Finnair. “Food plays an important role in our customer experience, and I am sure our customers will enjoy the Japanese seasonal flavours that Ms Maezawa’s meals will bring onboard.”  

Finnair started its Signature Chef program in 2013 and has worked since then with a series of acclaimed chefs, who have created their own Signature Menus for Finnair’s Business class.  

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