Emirates has announced it will enhance the world-class culinary experience in its airport lounges across Australia, with the introduction of gourmet dishes specially designed by the executive chef of the globally acclaimed luxury property, Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa.
The uniquely Australian dishes from the luxury Blue Mountains resort will now be available to lounges across the country including Sydney, Brisbane and, Melbourne.
Every month, travellers will be offered different starter, main course and dessert menu options, designed by Wolgan Valley’s Executive Chef Anston Fivaz that will refresh and delight the most discerning palates.
“Emirates has always been very attentive in delivering a dining offering on the ground and in the air that meets the highest standards in quality – ensuring an extraordinary culinary experience while maintaining the authenticity and seasonality of the products,” said Mr Mohammed H Mattar, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President, Airport Services. “Choosing Wolgan Valley, its luxury Australian conservation-based property and first hospitality development outside Dubai, to design some of the dishes offered in the lounges was a natural decision for Emirates,” concluded Mr Mattar. “We’re thrilled to extend our gourmet cuisine from Wolgan Valley to Emirates lounges and showcase our seasonal, regional and organic food philosophy,” said Joost Heymeijer, General Manager, Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa. “We look forward to delivering a uniquely Wolgan Valley gourmet experience for travellers.”
A selection of the gourmet dishes include appetizers such as yabby salad, with shaved baby fennel, broad beans, pea puree, with asparagus spears; main courses including E Beck lamb rump, ratatouille, roasted tomato coulis, with candied basil leaves; and desserts of apple trifle, made with mascarpone cream, apple puree, caramelised apple, roulade sponge, and crème patisserie.
Amongst international airlines, Emirates is one of few that truly invest in developing its own exclusive lounge facilities for customers at airports outside of its home base. All Emirates Lounges feature a business centre with individual work stations and complimentary broadband and wireless LAN access. Emirates Airport Services staff manage the lounge at all times, and on-site chefs ensure passengers have a wide selection of food and beverages round-the-clock featuring both hot and cold dishes.