OpenSkies to introduce luxury cuisine for DC-Paris flights

World-renown Chef Michel Richard to Create Exclusive Menu for New Washington D.C.-Paris Route


(New York, N.Y./Washington, D.C.) March 2010 – OpenSkies, the unique all business class airline, announced today it will be featuring an exclusive menu created by Michel Richard, world-renowned chef and owner of Michel Richard Citronelle and 2008 James Beard Award Winner for Best New Restaurant, Central Michel Richard. Chef Richard’s menu will be served to OpenSkies customers travelling on its new route between Washington D.C.-Dulles and Paris-Orly for two months this summer beginning in June.

“Collaborating with world-renowned Chef Richard is a natural fit for OpenSkies, and we are honored to offer his culinary creations and a unique and modern taste of Paris for our travelers,” said Dale Moss, CEO of OpenSkies. “We will continue to explore new product developments that signal to the market that OpenSkies intends to be the leader in setting new standards.”

Said Chef Michel Richard, “We are proud to create an exclusive menu for OpenSkies’ passengers, and are pleased to provide a fresh and sophisticated cuisine on flights traveling between Washington, D.C. and Paris.”

OpenSkies’ collaboration with Chef Richard is an example of the ongoing focus of the company to provide more for less, where customers are given quite possibly the most unique trans-Atlantic travel experience in the market today, without the associated cost.

Learn more about the unique travel experience that is OpenSkies and book your next flight through (, the OpenSkies Concierge Desk at 1-866-581-3596 in the U.S. or 0800 91 21 28 in Paris, travel agents and all British Airways channels including

About Chef Michel Richard

Michel Richard exemplifies the art of cuisine and a love of his profession. His style is light, fresh and intelligent, with witty presentations and texture. Michel was a pioneer in French/California cuisine before moving to Washington, D.C., where Michel Richard Citronelle became his flagship restaurant. Richard knew he wanted to be a chef when he first glimpsed a restaurant kitchen at the age of eight. “The white hats, aprons, and all of the food – I fell in love.” His fate was decided. Michel’s creativity can be seen in prestigious culinary publications such as Food & Wine, Food Arts, Bon Appetit, and on the cover of the late great Gourmet. He has been featured in the Washington Post, Washingtonian, The New York Times, and Los Angeles Times, among many others. Chosen by the James Beard Foundation as Outstanding Chef 2007, Michel also won the James Beard Award for Outstanding Wine Service at Citronelle the same year, and his second book, Happy in the Kitchen published by Artisan, won a James Beard Nomination. To rave reviews, and the 2008 James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant, he opened Central Michel Richard, which continues to be a highlight of the Washington, D.C. restaurant scene. Constantly engaged in something new, Michel, a new modern French restaurant, will open at the Ritz Carlton, Tysons Corner, in the fall of 2010.

About OpenSkies

OpenSkies is a unique all business airline that offers guests superior service, competitive fares and exceptional value. OpenSkies currently flies from New York-Newark to Paris-Orly and will be flying from Washington D.C.-Dulles to Paris-Orly beginning May 3rd. The airline offers guests innovative features onboard, including lie-flat beds, personal entertainment units with 50+ hours of programming and an upscale, healthy meal service. A subsidiary of British Airways, OpenSkies is the first airline created as a result of the E.U. /U.S. Open Skies Agreement, which allows airlines to fly between any U.S. and E. U. destination. Since OpenSkies first flight, it has flown over 130,000 passengers. For more information: or 1-866-581-3596.

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