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American Airlines New Latin American Menu

American Airlines is spicing things up on its Latin American flights beginning August 1, 2008. These dishes were created by American Airlines Chefs’ Conclave member Stephan Pyles, to appeal to the taste buds of American Airlines First and Business Class customers. I love Latin American food, so I was intrigued when I got a whiff of this new menu.

“American Airlines is pleased to maintain our commitment to enhance premium class products and services that our customers value by continuing to update our menus and providing new entrees that reflect distinctive Latin American tastes,” said Lauri Curtis, American’s Vice President – Onboard Service. “Chef Pyles’ culinary talents have helped to shape American’s food and beverage program for 20 years now and we are grateful to him for assisting us in providing our customers with enticing cuisine.”

Beginning in August, First and Business Class customers will be offered a choice of:

  • Coriander Beef Fillet: The beef fillet is covered in coriander and cranberry mojo and served with Ecuadorian potato cakes and sauteed asparagus.
  • Margarita Salmon: A fillet of salmon marinated in a margarita mix and accompanied by Cuban-style rice and grilled pineapple. That sounds kind of gross, though I do love grilled pineapple.
  • Poblano Soup: A creamy blend of roasted poblano peppers and asiago cheese
  • Charred Tomato and Eggplant Soup: A blend of charred Roma tomatoes, Japanese eggplant, garlic and fresh herbs. This one sounds great (for airplane food)!
  • Marinated Seared Salmon: The salmon is marinated and seared and sits atop a
    black bean roasted banana mash in a coconut serrano broth

  • Chipotle BBQ Short Ribs: The chipotle BBQ short ribs are served with three cheese mushroom polenta and sauteed broccolini.