JetBlue’s New Menu for Mint Travelers Lives up to the Hype
Traveling in luxury can be the difference between a good trip and a great trip, and JetBlue’s new premium Mint transcontinental service has taken its spring menu to the next level.
According to Ashley Day of USAToday.com, JetBlue has taken the launch of its premium section very serious and the luxury feeling of the Mint class has been carried over into a menu that has been developed by world-renowned Chef Brad Farmerie.
Farmerie is the head chef at Saxon + Parole restaurant in New York City, and he spent two years developing the menu. There were five dishes unveiled that included “courgette and feta frittata, green goddess salad, roasted Atlantic cod, a black Angus burger, and ricotta gnudi,” and passengers would be given a choice of any three.
When asked about where the food comes from, Farmerie told Day, “We're also lucky to use and support the same purveyors that we have at the restaurants, with relationships that we have built over the years ensuring that the quality will be top notch every time.”
JetBlue will still provide the typical share of beer and liquor for Mint customers, but there are also five wines specifically chosen by an expert to fit with each meal. Expert Jon Bonne explained that all of the wine comes from California and that JetBlue would be the first airline to feature a rose wine on a domestic flight.
The available wine options include “Roederer Estate Brut, Lioco Indica Rose, Copain Tous Ensemble Chardonnay, Broc Cellars Eaglepoint Ranch Conoise and Turley Juvenile Zinfandel,” according to USAToday.com.
As if the meals weren’t good enough, Farmerie has added his own personal touch to desert and post-meal specialties. With Blue Marble Ice Cream, coffee and espresso from Brooklyn and New York’s famed Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery providing the pastries, the end of the meal could be the sweetest part.
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