Emirates offers an exclusive taste of Wolgan Valley at Emirates' Australian Lounges
Released on: March 14, 2012, 11:27 am
Food & Beverage
Emirates has announced it will enhance the world-class
culinary experience in its airport lounges across Australia, with the
introduction of gourmet dishes specially designed by the executive chef
of the globally acclaimed luxury property, Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa.
The uniquely Australian dishes from the luxury Blue Mountains resort will now be available in
lounges across the country including Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, allowing
travellers to experience Wolgan Valley dining out with the resort.
Every month, travellers will be offered different starter, main course and dessert
menu options, designed by Wolgan Valley's Executive Chef Anston Fivaz that will
refresh and delight the most discerning palates.
"Emirates has always been very attentive in delivering a dining offering on the
ground and in the air that meets the highest standards in quality - ensuring an
extraordinary culinary experience while maintaining the authenticity and seasonality
of the products," said Mr Mohammed H Mattar, Emirates' Divisional Senior Vice
President, Airport Services.
"Choosing Wolgan Valley, its luxury Australian conservation-based property and
first hospitality development outside Dubai, to design some of the dishes offered in
the lounges was a natural decision for Emirates," concluded Mr Mattar.
"We're thrilled to extend our gourmet cuisine from Wolgan Valley to Emirates
lounges and showcase our seasonal, regional and organic food philosophy," said
Joost Heymeijer, General Manager, Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa. "We look forward to
delivering a uniquely Wolgan Valley gourmet experience for travellers."
A selection of the gourmet dishes include appetizers such as yabby salad, with
shaved baby fennel, broad beans, pea puree, with asparagus spears; main courses
including E Beck lamb rump, ratatouille, roasted tomato coulis, with candied basil
leaves; and desserts of apple trifle, made with mascarpone cream, apple puree,
caramelised apple, roulade sponge, and crème patisserie.
Amongst international airlines, Emirates is one of few that truly invest in
developing its own exclusive lounge facilities for customers at airports outside of
its home base. All Emirates Lounges feature a business centre with individual work
stations and complimentary broadband and wireless LAN access. Emirates Airport
Services staff manage the lounge at all times, and on-site chefs ensure passengers
have a wide selection of food and beverages round-the-clock featuring both hot and
Heralding a new era of luxury travel in the country, the secluded all-inclusive
resort actively protects its surrounding habitat and indigenous wildlife species
while delivering the first-class standards and quality expected from luxury resorts.
- ENDS -
Emirates, one of the fastest growing airlines in the world, has received more than
500 international awards and accolades for excellence. Emirates flies to 121
destinations in 72 countries across six continents and is the world’s largest
airline in available seat kilometres. Operating 169 wide-body Airbus and Boeing
aircraft, including an industry leading 20 A380s, Emirates has orders for an
additional 236 aircraft, worth more than USD$84 billion. For more information please
Maria Elena C Alba
Emirates Corporate Communications
Opposite DXB Airport
P O Box 686
United Arab Emirates
(+971 4) 708 3976