“When you get into the larger aircraft it becomes like a hotel, with dozens of staff supporting the plane based in a galley area down below. You have very comprehensive cooking facilities, and on larger aircraft we have looked at theatres, with spiral staircases and a Steinway grand piano. The limitations for what you can put inside a plane are pretty much the limits of physics, and even money cannot always overcome that. Even so, people are still always trying to push [the limits]. ”
“Chicken Supreme” Lives Up to Its Name
Tastefully Yours executive chef Dominique Fallings takes chicken to new heights with his Atlanta Chicken Supreme. Fallings stuffs a boneless, skinless breast with a pecan pesto with imported and toasted parmesan reggiano, a bit of basil and garlic and a touch of extra-virgin olive oil. He then pan sears the meat, finishes it in the oven and serves it with a peach bourbon jus lié.
The chicken sometimes shares a plate with wild rice pilaf and smoked spinach. Fallings sautées the spinach with olive oil in an extremely hot iron skillet. Then, before the pan starts to cool, he adds a generous dollop of butter. The resulting smoke provides the flavor. But Fallings warns, “Don’t try this at home unless you have a industrial-strength exhaust system.”
Paula Kraft founded Tastefully Yours some 30 years ago and later brought aboard her daughter Amanda, who is now a co-owner. The caterer, based at Atlanta’s DeKalb-Peachtree Airport, has become known for its creative menu, as well as for its variety of ethnic cuisine and attention to customers’ dietary requirements.
Tastefully Yours serves business aviation customers within 100 miles of Atlanta’s DeKalb-Peachtree Airport. Info: ty-catering.com, (770) 455-7002.