Golden Door Chef Greg Frey

Singapore Airlines partnered with Golden Door Spa on dishes coming to first class in 2023.
See inside the $10,500 per week luxury retreat where the next round of menus were created.
Golden Door has long attracted celebrities – from Liz Taylor to Oprah Winfrey to Martha Stewart.

Singapore Airlines chefs have returned to a test kitchen at a California luxury spa to create a new menu of first class meals for the world’s longest flights.Singapore Airlines test kitchen at Golden Door Spa

Insider went behind the scenes at the $10,500 per week Golden Door luxury retreat near San Diego as chefs from the airline and spa prepared the next round of menus for flights that can stretch to 19 hours.Golden Door entrance

Golden Door has attracted celebrities for decades – from Liz Taylor, Zsa Zsa Gabor, and Natalie Wood to Oprah Winfrey, Martha Stewart, and Julia Roberts.Cybill Shepherd at Golden Door Spa

Singapore Airlines first partnered with Golden Door on a business class menu for nonstop flights from the US in late 2021 and plans to expand the offerings to first class from Los Angeles and New York in early 2023.Singapore Airlines test kitchen at Golden Door Spa

I taste tested the next meals coming to Singapore Air’s long-haul flights and found the food matched the quality and flavors of any celebrity chef-backed fine dining restaurant.Singapore Airlines test kitchen at Golden Door Spa

My favorite dishes included the signature Singapore Airlines Miso Glazed Black Cod. It’s hard to go wrong with a classic.Signature black cod, stir-fried vegetables with turmeric, and edamame puree

The delicate and delightful Wild Blue Crab and Avocado Stack was served for lunch at a table overlooking a peaceful pond.Golden Door

The Rosemary Grilled Lamb Chop with Cali Garlic Sauce prepared by Golden Door Chef Greg Frey looked impressive and smelled fantastic.Golden Door Chef Greg Frey

Frey and his team at Golden Door developed 32 meals during the blue sky process for the first menu cycle in 2021 – narrowing the count down to about 20 dishes with the help of the Singapore Airlines culinary staff.Golden Door

“That first time really helped make this time much better,” Frey said.Golden Door

For round two, the Golden Door chefs dreamed up 100 dishes before once again narrowing the field to about 20 meals.Roasted salmon, sweet potato …read more

Source:: Business Insider


See how Singapore Airlines’ chefs develop meals for the world’s longest flights in a luxury spa test kitchen

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