NEW YORK, June 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Air France is launching its first pop-up restaurant in New York called Paris for Dessert to celebrate the airline's commitment to exceptional French cuisine. All are invited to enter to win a reservation for two during its five-day run June 20 - 24.
Paris for Dessert takes inspiration from Air France's long legacy of working with top Michelin-starred chefs to create onboard menus. Throughout Paris for Dessert's five nights, guests will be treated to a tasting menu designed by renowned Chef Daniel Boulud. Guests will be asked to arrive with a passport and packed suitcase because each night one lucky couple will win an instant takeoff to Paris to experience a two-night culinary adventure that includes round trip business class flights, a meal at a Michelin-starred restaurant at Saint James Paris and a 2-night stay at a Marriott hotel.
"Air France is proud of its role as an ambassador of French cuisine," said Stéphane Ormand, Vice President and General Manager, Air France-KLM USA. "We believe that the culinary adventure to France and beyond should begin with in-flight dining."
The public can also score an invite and a delicious pastry by visiting the Air France boarding staircase, which will be located in the heart of New York City at Union Square on Broadway and East 17th Street June 12 - 14. From atop the stairs visitors will be able to enjoy a dessert and take a PANORA.ME panoramic selfie. By posting their PANORA.ME photo on social media with #ParisForDessert and #AirFrance, guests will be entered into a drawing to win a reservation for two at one of the Paris for Dessert dinners.
For more information on the event and how to get a reservation, visit parisfordessert.com
Air France and the Art of High-Flying French Cuisine
Air France is committed to promoting French haute cuisine in all its cabin classes. With a unique legacy, the Company is continuing a tradition that values excellence, pleasure and exclusivity. Since 2009, Air France has entrusted dishes on its Business Class menus to a renowned French chef. Joël Robuchon, Guy Martin, Michel Roth, Thibaut Ruggeri, Régis Marcon, Anne-Sophie Pic and François Adamski were the first to carry out this mission as French gastronomy ambassadors aboard Air France flights, by including one or several creations among the different main dishes on the menu. In keeping with the menus created by Michelin-starred chefs on departure from Paris, Air France is offering new high-flying dishes created by Daniel Boulud on departure from the United States and Canada.
About Air France
Air France, a global airline of French inspiration, with high standards and a caring attitude, turns the flight into a moment of real pleasure on all its daily operations in France, Europe and worldwide.
Air France-KLM is the leading Group in terms of international traffic on departure from Europe. In 2017, it offers its customers access to a network covering 328 destinations in 118 countries thanks to its four brands Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Transavia and HOP! Air France. With a fleet of 534 aircraft in operation and 93.4 million passengers carried in 2016, Air France-KLM operates up to 2,300 daily flights, mainly from its hubs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol.
Its Flying Blue frequent flyer programme is one of the leaders in Europe with over 27 million members.
Air France-KLM and its partners Delta Air Lines and Alitalia operate the biggest trans-Atlantic joint-venture with over 270 daily flights.
Air France-KLM is also a member of the SkyTeam alliance which has 20 member airlines, offering customers access to a global network of over 17,000 daily flights to more than 1,060 destinations in 177 countries.
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