PAL Elevates Business Class In-Flight Menu with Chef Tina Legarda's 10-Course Gourmet Creations

The delicious creations of Chef Tina Legarda are now ready to delight Philippine Airlines (PAL) Business Class passengers flying to and from North America as the country's flag carrier collaborates with the renowned chef to redefine its in-flight dining experience.   

The creative force behind Bamba Bistro, a well-loved restaurant serving gourmet comfort food in BF Homes, Parañaque for almost a decade, Chef Tina has created a 10-course in-flight menu served during PAL Business Class nonstop flights from Manila to Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Honolulu, Vancouver, and Toronto. Aimed to fulfill PAL's promise to elevate its passengers' in-flight experience, Chef Tina's gastronomic menu reflects her talent in playing with familiar flavors to create new ways to delight palates. 

Chef Tina's PAL Business Class menu includes Amuse bouche, The Filly, Maria's Toast, Kalabasa Soup, and Luzviminda Salad. Crowd-pleasing menu courses like Crab Mie Goreng, Breakfast Burrito, Pan-fried Snapper, Nasi ng Bayan, and Boeuf Short Ribs are also served. The meal ends on a sweet note with Banana Budino. Trifle.

Chef Tina has always focused her menu on heirloom home-cooked meals that give a sense of nostalgia and reflect both her Filipino and Spanish roots. Her recipes are heavily inspired by her family's repertoire and extensive professional training in Italian, French, and Asian cooking under renowned culinary experts here and abroad. 

“With the increasing consumer confidence in international and domestic travel, we continue to look for innovative ways to elevate PAL's in-flight dining experience. This partnership with Chef Tina supports PAL's thrust to become a more customer-centric brand that upholds the highest standards of service, safety, and security to travelers,” said PAL President & COO Capt. Stanley K. Ng.

“As the country's flag carrier, we are proud to bring the Filipino culinary legacy to the skies by partnering with culinary pros like Chef Tina,” said Ria Domingo, PAL Vice President of Marketing. “Beyond flying the public, it is truly inspiring to work closely with and provide these promising local chefs an impactful platform to showcase their talent and the taste of Filipino cuisine on the global stage.” 

“When I was designing the menu, I wanted anybody, regardless of nationality, to taste the quality comfort food and feel the warmness  that Bamba is really known for, in every meal,” Chef Tina shared.

“I believe that PAL and Bamba operate with the same mission in mind: to create a remarkable experience and provide a unique 'very Filipino' service to all our customers.  A warm and well-thought-out experience that they are going to share with their family and friends back home," she added.


The collaboration between PAL and Chef Tina is part of the many developments and innovations that PAL is whipping up for its passengers. Earlier this year, PAL also worked with JP Anglo and is looking to onboard more gourmet masters to heighten business class flights in the future.

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