Montréal, February 8, 2018 — Air Transat is proud to announce the summer 2018 edition of the Chef’s Menu by Daniel Vézina. Travellers can savour two new meals featuring local ingredients, wild blueberries and smoked meat, as well as enjoy the return of four favourite dishes and two breakfast choices. The new meals, pork filet mignon with Quebec blueberries and chicken cordon bleu garnished with smoked meat, in addition to other summer 2018 menu choices, can be pre-ordered as of today. They will be served starting May 1st to all Club Class passengers and will be available for purchase in Economy Class.
“The addition of Chef’s Menu by Daniel Vézina on Air Transat flights has had quite a positive influence on our clientele’s satisfaction and on the quality of their on-board experience, particularly for our Club Class passengers,” said Jean-François Lemay, President-General Manager of Air Transat. “Air Transat is the leading holiday travel airline in Canada, and we are conscious that for an increasing number of travellers, the possibility of savouring such a high-quality meal is clearly a distinct advantage. This is why are so proud of this offer,” concludes Jean-François Lemay.
“Throughout my career, I’ve always loved promoting local products, and that’s what I continue doing today; I highlight products from regions that are close to my heart,” explains Daniel Vézina. “It’s quite stimulating for a chef to constantly renew himself while working with the specific constraints of the airline industry, without compromising standards and quality,” he concludes.
Note that the Chef’s Menu by Daniel Vézina includes two vegetarian choices and is offered free of charge to all Club Class passengers. In Economy Class, meals and their side dishes are offered at the following prices: $25 for lunch/dinner $15 for breakfast meals.
- New: Pork filet mignon with Quebec blueberries
- New: Chicken cordon bleu garnished with smoked meat
- Salmon fillet with Asian noodles
- Pulled beef shepherd’s pie
- Vegetable risotto
- White bean and quinoa casserole
* Each meal is served with a cheese plate, dessert and glass of wine.
- Spinach and basil omelette
- Crepes with goat cheese and smoked salmon
* Each meal is served with a plain croissant, yogourt, orange juice and coffee.
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.
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 in May 2016 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 2001 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 4.5 million passengers to approximately 60 destinations in 26 countries. Based in Montreal, the company employs more than 3000 people and operates a fleet of Boeing narrow-body and Airbus wide-body jets. In 2017, Air Transat was named Best North American Leisure Airline for the sixth 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.
Contact: Marie-Annick Lalande, Communications Advisor, Transat Tours Canada - 514 987-1616, poste 4076