Last Thursday, Delta Airlines announced that they would bring fine dining to its renovated and expanded terminal at JFK Airport (Terminal C). This follows their initiative at La Guardia Airport in 2010, that was a success. The goal, as per Delta Airlines, is to reinvent and improve the travel experience of their customers.
This time, the following restaurants will open:
Cotto: a modern Italian restaurant by Chef Michael White who is also the owner and Executive Chef of Marea in New York City.
Empire Tavern: Classic menu from Chef Lee Hanson and Riad Nasr from Balthazar.
Kombu: a modern Japanese restaurant by Chef Jamison Blankenship from Morimoto.
Vagabond Burger Bar: Burger restaurant by Chef Anne Burrell (one of the Food Network stars, she was for a long time Bobby Flay's sous-Chef in Iron Chef America).
Victory Grill: Classic American menu by Chef Andrew Carmellini (The Dutch and Locanda Verde in New York).
They will also have Gourmet Food Hall and Cafe with renowned Chef like Andrew Zimmern (Bizarre Food), Chef Aaron Sanchez, etc...
I just wish they would bring Chefs to the plane itself and propose in coach class a better menu, similar to what is served in Business or First classes, even at a premium cost. This would really make the travel experience different!
Let me know what you think about this initiative!
And remember: I just want to eat!