SWISS and the IGNIV at the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz in Canton St. Gallen have teamed up to present the menu creations of young top Swiss chef Silvio Germann aboard the airline’s flights. For the next three months, premium travelers on SWISS’s long-haul services from Switzerland will be able to enjoy his culinary delights and local regional specialties.
For the latest episode in its award-winning ‘SWISS Taste of Switzerland’ inflight culinary program, which will run from early September to early December, Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is putting the spotlight on Canton St. Gallen in Eastern Switzerland to feature the creations of young top Swiss chef Silvio Germann of the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz’s ‘IGNIV by Andreas Caminada’ restaurant. Silvio Germann was named 2019’s Chef of the Year this spring, and has already earned 17 Gault&Millau points and a Michelin star. His cuisine is wonderfully young and fresh, which is also reflected in the range of dishes that he has created for Business and First Class travelers on SWISS long-haul flights from Switzerland.
Truffle mousse with egg in SWISS First
For SWISS First guests Silvio Germann has concocteda range of seasonal but also unusual specialties. His starters include a truffle mousse with egg, leek salad and Belper Knolle cheese. Furthermore, passengers can order a first course of Canton St. Gallen dried meat specialties such as venison salami and chamois salsiz from Roger Zogg of Wilde 13, a local hunter and one of Germann’s IGNIV suppliers. Germann and Zogg have also collaborated to create a main course of a special ‘Made in St. Gallen’ game sausage. Germann himself offers two further main course choices: sautéed black cod fillet with seafood nage and beef tenderloin served with shallot jus and leek and sour cream quiche. A tart with sea buckthorn jelly and sour cream rounds off his SWISS First selection.
Balik salmon sashimi in SWISS Business
SWISS is also offering its long-haul Business Class guests delights from the Germann kitchen. These include a starter of Balik salmon sashimi with dill cream and smoked fish mousse and no fewer than three main courses that include sautéed cod fillet with seafood nage and veal ragout braised in vegetable jus. For his SWISS Business dessert Germann offers a chocolate slice with plum mousse and brioche cream.
Regional cheeses and wines
To offer an even greater taste of the St. Gallen region’s culinary variety, all the meals can be accompanied by local cheeses and wines. The Business and First Class cheese selection includes a Goat Reblochon and an award-winning Jersey Blue from master cheesemaker Willi Schmid of Lichtensteig. The First Class wines include a 2018 Schloss Weinfelden cuvée white and a 2017 Pinot Noir red from the Burkhart winery that has been specially produced for SWISS; and the Business Class wine menu features a 2017 Sélection red from the Schmid Wetli estate and a 2018 Gropp white from the Rutishauser winery.
Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is The Airline of Switzerland, serving over 100 destinations in 44 countries worldwide from Zurich, Geneva and Lugano and carrying some 18 million passengers a year with its fleet of around 90 aircraft. The company’s Swiss WorldCargo division provides a comprehensive range of airport-to-airport airfreight services for high-value and care-intensive consignments to around 175 destinations in more than 80 countries. As The Airline of Switzerland, SWISS embodies its home country’s traditional values, and is committed to delivering the highest product and service quality. With its workforce of some 9,000 personnel, SWISS generated total revenues of over CHF 5 billion in 2018. SWISS is part of the Lufthansa Group, and is also a member of Star Alliance, the world’s biggest airline network.