American Airlines Introduces a Taste of the Islands

New First Class and Business Class Menus on Northbound Caribbean Flights

FORT WORTH, Texas – Beginning this week, American Airlines First and Business Class customers traveling from the Caribbean can enjoy a taste of the islands in-flight through freshly updated menu offerings that incorporate many local Caribbean flavors.

Chef Cindy Hutson of Ortanique on the Mile, a highly regarded Coral Gables restaurant featuring Caribbean cuisine, collaborated with American
Airlines to design the new menu selections in a way that reflects her unique style and culinary skills, which she describes as “edible art.” Chef
Hutson demonstrates the virtues of a flavorful combination of fish, fruits, vegetables and traditional tropical seasonings.

“We are excited to offer our premium class customers refreshed menu options created in collaboration with Cindy Hutson, as these new additions fulfill the commitment of American Airlines commitment to enhance the travel experience for our customers,” said Lauri Curtis, American’s Vice President — Onboard Service.

This week, American will begin to rotate the following island delicacies on a monthly basis:

East Indian Chicken – chicken served with diced pumpkin squash and Jamaican rice and peas.

Stir Fried Chicken – curried chicken atop stir fried vegetables and noodles drizzled with Ortanique rum sauce, with snap peas and red and yellow peppers.

Jerk Pork Tenderloin – tenderloin of pork seasoned with jerk spices, offered with broccoli, sweet potato hash and a rum guava sauce.

Curry Chicken – curried chicken on a bed of jasmine rice served with green beans and a red Thai curry sauce, garnished with red and yellow peppers.

Guava Barbecue Salmon – fillet of seared salmon with guava barbecue sauce offered with blanched carrots, julienned zucchini and roasted

East Indian Pork – tender pork tenderloin and Jamaican rice and peas complemented with East Indian curry sauce and a side of chayote and

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