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JAL to Serve Miyazaki Beef in International First ClassJan 09 (Wed ), 2013
JAL to Serve Miyazaki Beef in International First Class
Japan Airlines is to introduce award-winning Miyazaki beef to its inflight meals for First Class passengers on international routes from Tokyo (Narita) to Europe and North America from today (9 January) until 31 March 2013, to commemorate the launch of JAL Sky Suite 777 - the airline's latest inflight products and services.
Produced in Miyazaki Prefecture situated in the southern islands of Kyushu, Japan, Miyazaki beef is rated over level A-4 by the Japan Meat Grading Association for its outstanding quality of meat. It won the topmost accolades in five of nine categories in a nationwide wagyu (Japanese beef) quality contest that is held every five years, for two consecutive contests (2007 and 2012), and is recognized as the most superior beef in Japan and a well-known prime label overseas.
Between today and 28 February 2013, JAL will serve the high grade beef in First Class as a main western meal selection. Customers will be able to enjoy the Miyazaki beef fillet "alla Rossini", matched with fragrantly seared foie gras and apple - a menu specially crafted by Seiji Yamamoto, Michelin 3-star chef and owner of distinguished Japanese restaurant Ryugin.
There will be a regular change of menu from 1 March 2013 and JAL will continue to utilize Miyazaki beef in the new line-up until 31 March 2013.