Australian Masterchef judge and serial restaurateur George Calombaris has partnered with Qatar Airways to bring Greek food to passengers flying out of Australia into the Middle East.
The route is popular with tens of thousands of expat Greeks who use Qatar and other airlines to connect in Middle Eastern hubs en route to Athens.
Passengers will be treated to the chef and restauranteur’s Greek-inspired dishes including avgolemono, pastourma beef short ribs and a crab dish with lemon marmalade and tabbouleh.
Calombaris also confirmed to Delicious.com.au that the airline will be serving his classic moussaka onboard flights too.
It’s the second time the Doha-based airline has partnered with Calombaris, following their 2017 collaboration to celebrate the inaugural A380 service from Melbourne to Doha.
“I am thrilled to work with Qatar Airways for the second consecutive year and to make my cuisine available to even more Australian passengers traveling with the airline,” Calombaris said.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said he was delighted to be working with one of Australia’s favorite chefs.
“We are excited to be able to bring Calombaris’ signature dishes to more Australian passengers this time around with our year-long partnership, and are certain his flair for creating dishes showcasing classic Greek flavours accompanied by fresh local produce will once again be a hit,” Al Baker said.
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