Picky eaters are hard enough to deal with at home, but when you’re 5,000 feet in the air and your options are limited it can be a real challenge to get your kids to eat. One Michelin chef is bringing an elevated experience to the sky with Lufthansa’s new kids meals.

Alexander Herrman, a restauranteur and TV star known for his two-star Michelin restaurant, created a new menu designed to be served to kids 12 and under on longer Lufthansa flights. These special meals were made with kids in mind and they were created with the assistance of mini foodies who helped inspire and select dishes that made the final cut. “The children’s menu isn’t something you create off the cuff,” Herrman explained in the promo video. “You need professionals in place.”

The new menu features dishes like “dragon feet,” which is actually sausage served with sauerkraut and mashed potatoes. The dishes are not only delicious but colorful “in a way that is suitable for children.”

Herrman is a dad to two kids himself and explained that these aren’t mini versions of elevated adult meals, but that kids meals should be tailor-made to their special audience. Over two million kids fly Lufthansa every year and as Herrman says, “We just want children to be happy up there.”

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—Shahrzad Warkentin

Featured photo: Oliver Holzbauer via Flickr

 

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