Classics return for the next season of the Chef’s Menu by Daniel Vézina on Air Transat

Montreal, June 26, 2018 — Air Transat is proud to announce travellers can now purchase the dishes of the winter 2018-2019 edition of the Chef’s Menu by Daniel Vézina for flights booked for November 1 onward. They will have a chance to savour the all-new artichoke and spinach lasagna with ricotta or (re)discover the five other dishes as well as the two breakfast options. The winter 2018-2019 meal options will be served as of November 1 to all passengers in Club Class. And for passengers in Economy Class, the meals are available in limited quantity and can be purchased in advance, up to 48 hours before the flight.

“When planning a vacation, we often go over every little detail, deciding where we want to go and what we want to eat,” says Jean-François Lemay, President-General Manager of Air Transat. “Air Transat now encourages its passengers to plan their culinary experience 10,000 feet in the air by pre-ordering their meals from the Chef’s Menu by Daniel Vézina,” he adds.

“Being attuned to culinary trends and consumer preferences has guided me for nearly 30 years, both in my restaurants and in my creations for the Chef’s Menu by Daniel Vézina,” explains Daniel Vézina. “I approach every season with the enthusiasm that any new dish we introduce might become a classic people will one day love to rediscover.”

The Chef’s Menu by Daniel Vézina is offered for free to all Club Class passengers. In Economy Class, the meals and their accompaniments are available for $25 for lunch/dinner and $15 for breakfast.

  • New: Artichoke and spinach lasagna with ricotta
  • Cheese and tomato orzo risotto
  • Pork filet mignon with Quebec blueberries
  • Braised leg of lamb
  • Sweet potato gnocchi with Bolognese sauce
  • Chicken ragout

*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.

Passengers can now pre-order Daniel Vézina’s creations 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 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 received the Renaud Cyr award by the Mérite national de la restauration et de l’alimentation in 2001, was named Chef of the Year in 2006 at the ITHQ gala and was inducted into the International Order of Disciples of Auguste Escoffier in Paris in 2012. 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 airline. It flies to some 60 destinations in the Americas, Europe and the Middle East, offers domestic and feeder flights within Canada, and carries nearly 4.5 million passengers every year. Based in Montreal, the company employs 3,000 people. Air Transat is a business unit of Transat A.T. Inc., a leading integrated international tourism company specializing in holiday travel and offering vacation packages, hotel stays and air travel. Transat was awarded Travelife Partner status in 2016 in recognition of its commitment to sustainable development.

Recent distinctions and awards (2017-2018)

  • Named world’s second-best leisure airline and best in North America at the Skytrax World Airline Awards
  • Ranked by Atmosfair among the world’s Top 20 airlines for energy efficiency
  • Voted Best Leisure/Charter Airline at the Agents’ Choice Awards presented by Baxter Travel Media
  • Voted Best Airline at the Trophées Uni-Vers awards organized by the Association des Agents de Voyages du Québec

Contact: Marie-Annick Lalande, Public Relations and Marketing Advisor - Transat Tours Canada - 514-987-1616, ext. 4076