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Business and first class passengers on Lufthansa flights from the US to Germany will are now able to enjoy meals provided by luxury hotel chain Mandarin Oriental.

The menu features dishes especially created by award-winning chefs at Mandain Oriental properties in San Francisco, New York and Miami.

The new partnership is part of Lufthansa’s Star Chefs Program, which the airline began 12 years ago and will include this year: Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco Executive Sous Chef Annie Hongkham; Mandarin Oriental, New York Executive Chef Toni Robertson; and Mandarin Oriental, Miami Chef de Cuisine Joel Huff.

The first menus will be from Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco and will feature dishes such as Dungeness crab and avocado salad, served with lemongrass gazpacho dressing; and braised beef short ribs, accompanied by fava bean purée with wasabi and red cabbage slaw in first class.

Business class selections will include vegetable nasi goreng, a stir-fried dish spiced with tamarind and chilies, or roasted breast of chicken with savory bread pudding and tarragon jus.