“Turtle muffins”, “Snow-covered pasta mountain”, “Rabbit cake” and “Flying chicken” – these are the favorite foods that were chosen by an international jury of ten children last September. As of February 1, these and a few other tasty children’s menus, which were specially created by top chef Cornelia Poletto for the youngest Lufthansa passengers, are being offered on board all long-haul flights and on several long European routes. In addition to being on the judging panel of various cooking programs on German television, Poletto regularly received a Michelin star for her restaurant and also had her own cooking show for six years.
Top chefs have been creating special in-flight meals for our smaller guests since 2002. Specially selected ingredients and a child-friendly combination of foods are paramount. The menu suggestions from renowned German chefs are tasted and selected by experts in the field, namely by children between five and 12 years old. Anticipation of the versatile children’s menus begins when they first see the fun and colorful menus. The children’s meals can be ordered directly when booking flights in all travel classes, up to 24 hours before departure and at no extra charge. Children also receive different toys, puzzles, and pens and paper for drawing, to keep them occupied during the flight. Young flyers in First and Business Class, on flights departing from Germany, also receive a special amenity kit which includes care products and a few little surprises.
Cornelia Poletto, herself a mother of one daughter, has long been committed to the area of “cooking with children”. As a patron of the Altona Children’s Hospital, she regularly cooks with little patients there. She also took over patronage of a cookbook project and visited various schools in Hamburg to test school cafeterias. Her formula for children’s menus, which was well received by the target group, is that “they have to be uncomplicated, yet varied and simply taste good.”Fuente: http://www.lh.com/