China Airlines Partners Three-Star Michelin
Restaurant for New In-Flight Menu in Every Class
China Airlines has partnered with Le Palais, the
only three-star Michelin restaurant in Taiwan, to launch a new
menu on all long-haul flights to Europe and North America
departing from Taiwan, starting from 21 April 2023.
The “Skyward 3 Stars Private Cuisine” in-flight
menu, designed by Le Palais for China Airlines, will
offer all travelers in Premium Business, Premium Economy and
even Economy Class, the opportunity to enjoy a Michelin-starred
tasting in the clouds.
When searching for the right Michelin-starred restaurant
to partner with, China Airlines wanted one that
actively sources local ingredients and embraces corporate social
The Le Palais restaurant is AMOT certified on food
traceability and a long term advocate for ESG development.
The two partners aim to communicate their commitment to
sustainability to every traveler through the in-flight cuisine.
Kao Shing-Hwang, China Airlines President, said,
"Maximizing customer satisfaction has always been the goal of
China Airlines. To partner with the Le Palais restaurant of Palais de
Chine Hotel and become the first airline to serve three-starred
Michelin meals in all cabin classes is a tremendous honor."
The Le Palais restaurant of the Palais de Chine
Hotel is a favorite haunt of political and business elites in
Taiwan, and the only restaurant there to have received three
Michelin stars for five consecutive years. The menu is inspired by
the signature dishes of Ken Chen, Taiwan’s first Michelin-starred
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Class will begin with four Le Palais entrees in the form of Radish
in Vinegar, Saliva Chicken, Lotus Root in Brine, and Sugar Taro.
The first main will be “Rice Noodles with Shredded Duck and Taro”,
a classic chef’s special at Le Palais that features local
Taiwanese Dajia taro and duck bone broth carefully simmered for
several hours to bring out its delicate flavors, and served with
springy Taiwanese vermicelli. The result is a dish that you will
start missing even before disembarkation.
Travelers can then
follow that up with the always popular Le Palais Baked Barbecue
Pork Bun and enjoy the Cantonese dessert of Dried Bean Curd and
Semen Coicis Sweet Soup.
“Lo Mein with Wonton and Shrimp Roe”,
another popular main from the Le Palais secret menu, will be
introduced as the season changes.
Premium Economy and Economy Class will join
Premium Business Class in enjoying “Cantonese-style” three-starred
The main for Premium Economy Class is Steamed Chicken and
Rice in Lotus Leaf, while Economy Class travelers can enjoy Clay
Pot Chicken Rice with Scallion and Ginger.
Whether traveling to
Los Angeles or Rome, all travelers on flights to Europe and North
America, regardless of cabin class, will be able to feast on Michelin-starred
cuisine during their flight.
Premium Business and Premium Economy
Class travelers can also pre-book exclusive meal selections
through the China Airlines website before departure.
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