Swiss International Airlines (SWISS) is serving up an array of delicious dishes made by Lorenzo Albrici, who is the owner and chef de cuisine of the Ristorante Locanda Orico located in Bellinzona. The collaboration is the latest chapter in SWISS award winning program “SWISS Taste of Switzerland”, an  inflight culinary experience the airline offers to first and business class flyers. This program has been running since 2002 and has provided flyers with a variety of great food as well as a taste of Switzerland’s seasonal dishes along with the countries regional wines and cheese specialities. SWISS Taste Of Switzerland offers flyers a new opportunity to discover new culinary experiences. 

The food that makes up the latest summer menu on SWISS is a reflection of Lorenzo Albrici who is representing his home canton. His dishes are a combination of his love of seasonal cuisine with influences of Italian and French food. The selected items from the new Switzerland’s Canton Ticino menu will also be featured at Locanda Orico’s tasting menu over this summer.

First and Business Class guests on Swiss International Air Lines intercontinental flights from Switzerland can sample all the culinary variety of Switzerland’s Canton Ticino this summer. Starting from 5 June to the beginning of September. 

SWISS Ticino First Class Menu

For SWISS’s First Class guests Lorenzo Albrici has concocted a starter of cream of green pea soup with Valle Maggia pepper and local Büscion cheese, along with main courses that include a Ticino-style trout fillet with vegetable brunoise, stinging nettle cream sauce and blue potato purée. The selection is rounded off with a chocolate cake with Ticinese Chocolat Stella, raspberry sorbet and coulis and caramelized pistachios.

SWISS Business Ticino Class Menu

Business Class guests can enjoy a Ticino-inspired starter of marinated king prawns with cantaloupe melon accompanied by basil and Pedro Ximénez sherry vinaigrette, and a choice of main courses that includes beef tenderloin with wholegrain mustard sauce, Valle Maggia polenta, baby carrot and courgette. And for the Business Class dessert Lorenzo Albrici offers a summery strawberry mousse and compote with almond crumble.

All these meals are accompanied by regional wines and cheese specialities.

  • SWISS Business travelers can thus enjoy a Gottardo, a Lucendro and a Gorello cheese with Swiss pear bread, while the Business Class wines include a white Merlot from Giubiasco, the Biancovino 2017 and a red Merlot from Biasca, the Biasca Premium 2016.
  • SWISS First guests cheese delights furthermore include Alpe Manegorio DOP, Formaggella and Caprino, while the First Class wine selection extends to two well-known Ticino wines, the Bianco Rovere 2016 and the Quattromani 2015.