FRANKFURT – Renowned Atlanta-based chef Linton Hopkins is dishing up his tailored menus to Delta One passengers on all flights from Atlanta to Germany. His menus have been a feature on flights from Delta’s home airport Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International for the past year but it is the first time premium customers travelling to Dusseldorf, Munich and Stuttgart have had a taste of his specialty cuisine.
Hopkins debuted his menus in February 2014 on flights from Atlanta to Frankfurt, Amsterdam, London and Paris. Each menu features locally grown and produced ingredients from farms in the American Southeast. Menus are refreshed seasonally, with current selections such as beef bourguignon and smoked eggplant tortellini, followed by strawberry shortcake and vanilla ice cream sundaes from High Road creamery. They are complemented by bread from Hopkins’ H&F Bread Co.
“We are excited to expand Chef Hopkins’ menus to all of our German destinations from Atlanta. His regional menus incorporating ingredients from local farms reflect the rich cuisine offered around the Southeastern United States have been very well received by our customers,” said Brian Berry, Delta’s Director of Onboard Services Strategic Planning. “Germany is an important market for Delta and now even more of our premium customers will enjoy this unique in-flight dining experience.”
Chef Hopkins, owner of Atlanta restaurants, Restaurant Eugene, Holeman & Finch Public House and H&F Burger, is part of a renowned culinary team, hand-picked by Delta, to design menus highlighting regional cuisine. Other chefs working exclusively with Delta include Michelle Bernstein and Michael Chiarello. All menus from these chefs are complemented by wines selected by the airline’s Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson.
Delta flies daily between Dusseldorf, Frankfurt Munich and Stuttgart and Atlanta. Delta One is the airline’s business class cabin, formerly known as BusinessElite, and passengers will continue to enjoy 180-degree fully flat-bed seats in a 1x2x1 configuration, allowing each customer direct aisle access and enhanced privacy.