Japan Airlines’ (JAL) business class has long been known for its exceptional hospitality and luxurious cabins. We can testify to this as we have experienced its award-winning Sky Suite III, which had been fully revamped with an improved seat layout, fully-flat seats and other much-coveted features.
Additionally, the airlines is also famed for its food and beverage offerings — with its Michelin-starred meals curated by world-renowned chefs (such as Shinobu Namae and Sota Atsumi) and extensive wine and sake selection onboard.
This year, the airlines launched even more culinary offerings: from new spring menus on international flights to First and Business Class champagne, wine and Japanese sake selection. The new spring menu has been made available on its international flights from 1 March 2019.
Passengers departing from Japan will enjoy European inspired cuisine on mid to long-haul Business Class flights, supervised by Chef Shinobu Namae. Highlights include the sirloin steak served with port wine sauce/peppered butter or seafood with anchoïade sauce. For sides, try the horse mackerel escabeche, asparagus w/mustard, ratatouille with conger, burdock salad.
JAL has also unveiled its First and Business Class champagne, wine and Japanese sake selection on its international flights. All bottles are hand-selected by JAL Wine Advisor, Kenichi Ohashi (Master of Wine) and Motohiro Okoshi, an established wine taster and director. The extensive wine list includes Delamotte Blanc de Blancs N.V. and Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Qualitätswein trocken 2015.
The Japanese sake selection onboard includes famous seasonal varieties of Japanese sake that include Zaku and Touyoubizin, as well as popular sweet potato shochu (distilled liquor) choices Tomino Hozan and Naka Naka.
(All images courtesy of: Japan Airlines)