October 27, 2015 Beginning in December, business class passengers on board intercontinental flights to the US and Africa with Brussels Airlines will be served meals created by Peter Goossens from restaurant Hof van Cleve in Kruishoutem, Belgium. The restaurant has created six different menus that showcase the best of Belgian gastronomy, using seasonal and regional products, incorporated with a Belgian touch.
“We have strived to come up with menus that evoke the restaurant experience at 30,000ft in the air. It wasn’t an easy task, since there are many restrictions for plane meals, but I’m proud of the result. It was a unique experience to work with Brussels Airlines on this project and I look forward to the reactions of their guests on board”, said Goossens.
Before Goossens, Geert Van Hecke and Pierre Résimont were among the five famous Belgian chefs who have also created meals for Brussels Airlines.
The chef also selected six beers from his region to serve with his menus, including Steenuilke from Brouwerij De Ryck and Malheur from Brouwerij De Landtsheer. Passengers can also indulge in Belgian pralines and cheese from the renowned Cheese Refiners Van Tricht in Antwerp.
Goossens opened the Hof van Cleve restaurant in 1992 and just two years later had earned his first Michelin star – the restaurant now three stars.
Below: Guests can enjoy fine dining from the comfort of a Thompson Vantage seat