Delta is now offering select passengers the opportunity to enjoy “the essence of a Roman-style trattoria” 30,000 feet in the sky. Passengers flying in the Delta One cabin on select trans-Atlantic routes to Europe and transcontinental flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport and Los Angeles International Airport and San Francisco International Airport can enjoy meals from the acclaimed New York restaurant, Maialino.
Maialino is known for Italian cuisine that channels the cultures of New York City and Rome by reimagining traditional dishes, seasonal flavors and techniques to reflect the restaurant’s contemporary setting.
Highlights from the menu include Prosciutto e Mozzarella, Braciole di Manzo and Cavatelli con Salsiccia di Maiale. Maialino Executive Chef Jason Pfeiffer plans to supply meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and select items will refresh on the first of each month from December until Feb. 28.
The dishes will be prepared daily in the Union Square Events kitchen, located in Chelsea, N.Y., home to the catering and venue hospitality arm of Union Square Hospitality Group [which owns Maialino] and delivered to New York-JFK to be boarded on the Delta flights.
Maialino’s menus are part of Delta’s ongoing partnership with of Union Square Hospitality Group. Past rotations with USHG include the fall menu from North End Grill, summer menu from Union Square Events, the spring menu from Union Square Cafe and last year’s winter menu from Marta.
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