Malaysia Airlines has partnered with Michelin-starred chef Richard Corrigan, one of the UK and Ireland’s most esteemed chefs and restaurateurs, to create a limited edition in-flight menu launching this month.
Drawing inspiration from his two flagship London restaurants, Corrigan’s Mayfair and Bentley’s Oyster Bar and Grill, Richard Corrigan’s signature menu will be available to First and Business Class passengers flying on Malaysia Airlines’ double daily A380 service from London Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
Working closely with Malaysia Airlines’ Head Chef Zahiddin Dris and LSG Sky Chefs, Richard has developed a selection of eight signature dishes comprising appetisers, main courses and dessert.
Appetisers will include a version of Richard’s acclaimed creamy Lobster Bisque garnished with crème fraiche and lobster – a favourite on the menu at Bentley’s Oyster Bar and Grill – and a lobster, mango and avocado salad, marinated in fresh lime and chilli.
Bentley’s style main courses will include a smoked fish platter, combining smoked mackerel in a beetroot and apple relish, smoked eel in a celeriac remoulade, and smoked haddock scotch egg with a smoked salmon cucumber pickle. Meat dishes will include a ballotine of chicken poached in coconut milk with caramelised baby carrots, lamb Loin with mixed summer salad, and individual beef wellingtons with mushroom duxelle and herb pancake. Richard has additionally created a spice cake dessert fusing traditional British and Asian influences, served with lemon curd, medjool dates, pomegranate and clementine. The dishes will live alongside the traditional Malaysian menu and be rolled out on a seasonal basis.
Malaysia Airlines’ UK & Europe Regional Senior Vice President Huib Gorter said, “It has been an honour for the Malaysia Airlines team to work so closely with Chef Richard to create this wonderful menu. His passion for creating quality, flavoursome and authentic dishes for our discerning passengers has been infectious and we look forward to an exciting partnership ahead.”
The dishes will complement the traditional Malaysian menu served on board, and the partnership is part of a global Malaysia Airlines culinary campaign, which will see the five-star airline team up with influential chefs in key markets to create unique signature in-flight menus.