KLM menu features sustainable fish


KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will serve its world business class passengers dishes created by top chef Mohammed El Harouchi of the Michelin starred restaurant Solo in Gorinchem. At the same time, KLM will launch a pilot project in which passengers will be served sustainable fish.

With his restaurant, Solo, Chef El Harouchi was voted Promising Talent of the Year in 2006, and in November 2007 he was awarded his first Michelin star. El Harouchi has an outspoken opinion on how food should taste. “My aim is to create successful, exciting combinations. A unique combination doesn’t just come out of nowhere, it is preceded by a lengthy process. I don’t like sticking to the beaten track – all my decisions are based on flavour.”

Passengers will be offered a choice of three main courses. The hake fillet bears the certificate of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), an independent organisation that aims to promote sustainable fishing. KLM chose sustainable fish as a pilot project, with a view to making its in flight catering more sustainable.