ETW STAFF – New Delhi
For the third year in a row, KLM is organising the ‘From Holland’ food and wine festival on board all KLM flights from Amsterdam in the month of October and November. During the festival, KLM will introduce its passengers to typically Dutch produce, meals and traditions. The theme in Business Class is ‘from Dutch sea and soil’.
“With this festival, KLM draws attention to the distinctive character of the Netherlands and gives passengers the opportunity to experience as much of Holland as possible during their journey,” explains Erik Varwijk, managing director, KLM.
This year the festival is giving extra attention to local Dutch produce and farming. The meals KLM is serving on intercontinental flights in World Business Class (WBC) during the festival are made from ingredients produced by Dutch farms, fisheries and suppliers: William of Orange potatoes from Flevopolder, Reypenaer cheese from Woerden, and pike-perch with the Zuiderzeezilver label, which are caught in the lakes of Holland. In Economy Class, passengers will also be able to savour typically Dutch snacks and meals. Regional favourites such as ‘stroopwafel’ syrup biscuits and bread rolls filled with Beemster cheese, or red cabbage with minced-beef meatballs followed by traditional cream-filled, chocolate-coated ‘Bossche’ balls are all on the menu.Besides these special treats, passengers will also be able to enjoy Dutch films, music and programmes using the Inflight Entertainment System.