Air Transat unveils the new Chef's Menu by Daniel Vézina

Eight new dishes in seasonal flavours will be served starting December 1st

MONTREAL, Sept. 26, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Transat is proud to announce the new menu carefully crafted by celebrated Quebec chef Daniel Vézina. The chef's flight of fancy includes six new exclusive dishes and introduces two breakfast choices. These meals, which can be pre-ordered today, will be served to all Club Class passengers and will be available in Economy Class starting December 1st.

Chef Daniel Vézina (CNW Group/Transat A.T. Inc.)

"The feedback from our customers has been extremely positive since we launched this new offering last spring," said Jean-François Lemay, President-General Manager of Air Transat. "Passengers who dined on selections from the Chef's Menu by Daniel Vézina were impressed with their refinement. As a leader of vacation travel in Canada, Air Transat constantly strives to offer our passengers a pleasant flight experience in both Club Class and Economy Class. And the opportunity to enjoy such an affordable, high-quality meal is part of the journey."

"This grand adventure with Air Transat takes my kitchen 10,000 metres in the air and challenges me to explore how taste is affected by altitude," said Daniel Vézina. "We spent the past few months creating a menu even more attuned to the tastes of travellers and that's always the height of quality."

The Chef's Menu by Daniel Vézina offers two vegetarian options and is served complimentary to all Club Class passengers. In Economy Class, meals and their accompaniments are available for $15 for breakfast and $25 for dinner.

  • Breakfast *:
  • Spinach and basil omelette
  • Square crepes with goat cheese and smoked salmon

* Each meal is served with a plain croissant, yogourt, orange juice and coffee.

  • Dinner *:
  • Pulled beef shepherd's pie
  • Cheese and tomato orzo risotto
  • White bean and quinoa bowl
  • Salmon fillet with Asian noodles
  • Turkey with cranberry sauce perfumed with truffles
  • Braised beef bourguignon

* Each meal will be served with a cheese plate, dessert and a glass of wine.

The new meals by Daniel Vézina can be pre-ordered today by calling our Booking Centre at 1-877-TRANSAT or by visiting the Air Transat website starting October 1st.

For more information about the Chef's Menu by Daniel Vézina, visit

About Chef Daniel Vézina
Chef Daniel Vézina has been at the heart of the Quebec culinary scene for more than 35 years. He's co-owner of the Laurie Raphaël restaurants in Quebec City (1991) and Montreal (2007), and last May opened a health-food counter called La Serre. Considered one of the pioneers of cooking without wasting food, he has published six cookbooks, the last of which won a Gold Award at the Taste Canada Awards for most unique subject. Daniel Vézina has received many distinctions and awards throughout his career. He was named Chef of the Year in 2006 at the ITHQ gala, was inducted into the International Order of Disciples of Auguste Escoffier in Paris in 2012, and received the Renaud Cyr award by the Mérite national de la restauration et de l'alimentation. A household name in Quebec, Daniel Vézina is a coach on the popular show Les chefs! and hosts several television and radio cooking shows.

About Air Transat
Air Transat is Canada's number one holiday travel airline in the Canadian and transatlantic markets. Every year, it carries some three million passengers to approximately 60 destinations in 26 countries. Based in Montreal, the company employs more than 2,500 people and operates a fleet of Boeing narrow-body and Airbus wide-body jets. In 2016, Air Transat was named Best North American Leisure Airline for the fifth consecutive year by Skytrax. In recent years, the carrier has earned multiple distinctions for its efforts to reduce its environmental footprint. Since 2011, it has consistently been ranked number one in North America for energy efficiency, and in the Top 20 worldwide, by the Atmosfair Airline Index. Air Transat is a business unit of Transat A.T. Inc., a leading integrated international tourism company active in air transportation, accommodation, travel packaging and distribution. Transat was awarded Travelife Partner status in 2016 in recognition of its commitment to sustainable development. The vacation travel companion par excellence, Transat celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2017.



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Marie-Annick Lalande, Communications Advisor, Transat Tours Canada, 514 987-1616, poste 4076

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