Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.
Dadong is well-known for conceiving traditional Chinese dishes from an artistic approach, integrating Chinese painting, Chinese potted landscape and classical Chinese literature to create a dish “like a poem, a dish that is an artistic conception.”
Business-class passengers on long-haul international flights departing Beijing can enjoy these elaborate dishes as part of the Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series. Some of the delectable delights awaiting them onboard include shrimp cake appetizer with Shaoxing wine and spiced duck liver; Beijing roast beef fillet; fried sweet bean and pumpkin with agaric; fried seafood with XO sauce; stir-fried ginkgo nut and shrimp balls with Chinese parsley; braised eggplant with colorful peppers; fried chicken fillet with poplar mushrooms and chicken noodle soup with preserved vegetables and bamboo shoots.
Available in business class from 17 routes from Beijing, including Berlin, Seattle, Chicago, Boston, San Jose, Toronto, Las Vegas, Brussels, Prague and Tel Aviv, new dishes for the special series will continue to be developed, bringing the infinite possibilities and aesthetic of Chinese culture and cuisine to the sky.
The “Hai Chef” programme also embodies a significant upgrade to the inflight dining experience overall, including cooperating with Michelin-starred chefs, such as Alyn Williams and Brent Savage, to design menus. In 2016, the airline launched the Cabin Chef program on all long-distance international routes.
The highly trained Cabin Chefs are culinary experts with in-depth understanding of food, cooking skills and presentation. They offer a unique perspective on color, flavor and taste and recommend dishes based on the business-class traveler’s personal taste preferences. It’s a private chef experience onboard.
Additionally, Cabin Chefs strictly control the preparation of dishes, from heating, seasoning and presentation to embellishment and serving, enriching further the in-flight dining experience. Beautiful desserts and after-dinner wine conclude the experience for travelers. The program is set to expand further.
Hainan Airlines flies to 19 North American destinations, covering Seattle, San Jose, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Boston, Las Vegas, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, Mexico City and Tijuana, forming an airline based on rapid connectivity and intermodal cooperation. “Fly easier”, with the brand-new “Dream Feather” visual design and the delightful 5-star services, Hainan Airlines will provide passengers with more convenient choice and a more comfortable, safe and pleasant flight experience.
Learn more at hainanairlines.com.
Evelyn & Bobbie is the female-founded and -owned intimates company, offering women comfortable and supportive undergarments. The Portland, Oregon-based company operates on the mission to create the most comfortable, inclusive and innovative intimates.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
It’s spooky season so that means it’s time to visit some haunted houses. Every place claims they are the scariest haunted attraction in the area, but if you are looking to be terrified make sure to check out these five places in Pennsylvania.
While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.
Although the end of this year’s hurricane season is fast approaching, there is still a chance a few of these dangerous ocean storms may pummel through coastal states with the potential to destroy a vacation. See below for a few ways to prepare yourself (and your trip) for a possible tropical storm.