First Class passengers can enjoy high quality and gourmet food as a result of the partnerships that the airlines have established with renowned and high-profile Korean restaurant. This collaboration has resulted in wide-ranging, fresh and exciting including a selection of Western dishes as well as Korean, Japanese ‘Kyo-kaiseki’ cuisine and Chinese. In order to remain convenient for passengers, the meals can be ordered at any time the passenger requires. In addition, there are a variety of snacks and meals that are on hand for passengers to eat at any time they wish throughout their flight. Traditional Japanese meals are also offered in-flight; the meal service focuses on regional traits and attempts to accentuate traditionalism of Japanese culture. They are dishes are available on the popular Tokyo-Incheon route; with Kyo-Kaiseki cuisine, meat is typically added to a kaiseki meal which is mainly vegetable-orientated. These dishes originate from Koyoto – the former capital of Japan.
To complement the meal service, First Class passengers can indulge in some of the best wine in the world that has been carefully selected by a host of international sommeliers. This includes both white and red wines, dessert wines as well as a range of champagnes to finish the meal. Wines can be selected to accompany each individual meal; however, for passengers that are not a fan of wine or prefer something stronger, there is also cognac, whiskey, vodka, gin and a variety of other cocktails and alcoholic beverages to be enjoyed. Non-alcoholic drink options are also available – this includes high class tea; the airline provides passengers with a variety of teas. The service is presented to passengers in a Wooden Tea Box and includes a variety of teas such as green and black teas and a selection of herbal teas for passengers who hope to enjoy a relaxed flight. Environmentally friendly coffee that is certified by the Rainforest Alliance is another option for in-flight beverages; the coffee is grown without pesticides and through environmentally friendly farming making it ethical and providing passengers with the chance to enjoy a beautiful cup of coffee.
Business Class passengers on the other hand will have the chance to enjoy a similar range of dishes, including both Western and Korean; however, they will also be able to try Japanese shokado. The Western food that is available to Business Class passengers has been created with the finest and oldest Italian restaurant in Korea – La Cucina. The restaurant has received much recognition over the years for their traditional Italian dishes; Business Class passengers therefore have the opportunity to enjoy a range of speciality dishes that are made using the finest and freshest seasonal ingredients, by some of the best chefs.A rich meal service of Korean dishes is also available, having been created with the utmost care. Traditional Korean dishes includingtteokgalbi, bulgalbia and Bibimbap and more have all been created especially for the airline as a result of their partnership with the royal food researcher. The meals are available to Business Class passenger son a variety of routes. Following in the footsteps of the First Class offering, Business Class also provides travellers with a high class traditional service – a range of Japanese and Korean dishes are available, in bento form.
First and Business Class passengers travelling with Asiana Airlines can take advantage of the dedicated lounges. The First Class lounge is accessible for passengers who are members of Star Alliance or travelling with Asiana Airlines. The Business Class lounge is therefore accessible to passengers who are also a member of Star Alliance or travelling with the airline in the Business Class cabin. The in-flight offerings epitomise luxury and elegance in order to provide First and Business Class travellers with a exceptional service.