American Airlines introduces new Flagship menu items

Nov 19, 2019

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American Airlines will introduce new dishes in its Flagship cabins, lounges and dining locations beginning next month.

In Flagship First and Flagship Business from the U.S. to Europe and South America and on transcontinental flights between New York John F. Kennedy International Airport and Los Angeles or San Francisco, passengers will see new pasta dish choices: artichoke ravioli and spinach and ricotta rotolo. Those options will be available beginning Dec. 11.

The spinach and ricotta rotolo dish. (Photo courtesy of American Airlines.)
The spinach and ricotta rotolo dish. (Photo courtesy of American Airlines.)

On the ground, American’s Flagship lounges will have a new Tuscan kale salad with beets, apples, goat cheese, spiced sesame, sunflower and pumpkin seed medley with tahini dressing. The salad will be available starting Dec. 3.

Flagship lounges are accessible by any passengers traveling in Flagship First or business classes on most international and select transcontinental flights. High-tier AAdvantage members and Sapphire-level (and above) oneworld frequent fliers can also gain access based on their status.

Tuscan kale salad. (Photo courtesy of American Airlines.)
Tuscan kale salad. (Photo courtesy of American Airlines.)

American’s exclusive Flagship First dining locations, which have sit-down table service, will also see new menu options on Dec. 3. Those dishes are grilled Roman-style artichokes with  black truffle, fontina fonduta and fresh lemon; mushroom bolognese and dark chocolate budino. The Flagship First dining areas are open to first-class customers traveling on select international flights that include a first- and business-class cabin. First-class customers on American’s three-class (first, business and economy) transcontinental flights also have access.

Chocolate budino. (Photo courtesy of American Airlines.)
Chocolate budino. (Photo courtesy of American Airlines.)

The new dishes are the result of American’s new partnership with the James Beard Foundation, and the recipes were created exclusively for the airline by chef Sarah Grueneberg.

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