Michael Chiarello, chef, author and TV host, is the latest food celebrity tapped by an airline to create star-powered in-flight meals.

Delta Air Lines announced Monday that passengers flying in their BusinessElite cabin will tuck into meals specially developed by the American chef, perhaps best known for his Emmy Award-winning show Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello, shown on US channel the Food Network and his performance on Top Chef Masters on US cable channel Bravo.

Beginning in September, passengers traveling on flights between John F. Kennedy Airport to Los Angeles and San Francisco will dine on a three-course meal that starts with an antipasto plate, entrée, and dessert course featuring fine cheeses and gelato.

Chiarello is the latest in a string of celebrity chefs who have lent their culinary expertise - and their star-powered names - to airlines.

United Airlines sought the input of Charlie Trotter in 2006; Gordon Ramsay acts as a consultant for Singapore Airlines; and Air France boasts the most decorated celebrity chef in its in-flight kitchen - Joel Robuchon, who holds the most Michelin stars.

Here's a look at Delta Air Lines fall menu:

Antipasti Misto

Prosciutto, roasted red peppers, grilled eggplant, and crostini with artichoke spread or Mozzarella rotola, grilled zucchini, roasted yellow peppers, and crostini with sun-dried tomato spread

Pan Seared Filet of Beef

With pesto, broccolini and carrot caponata

Chicken Vendemia

Verjus sauce with chive mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus

Fusilli Michelangelo

Corkscrew pasta with sun-dried tomatoes, sauteed mushrooms, fresh arugula, pine nuts, red chili flakes and parmesan

Dessert

Selection of cheeses

Prima Donna, Cambozola and Robiola; offered with fresh fruit

Gelati

Flavors include strawberry, pistachio, or chocolate hazelnut

 

 

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