Hand-selected marron. Smoked eggplant. It's not your usual airline fare. But in the hands of George Calombaris, an inflight meal is (literally) elevated to the standard of your favourite restaurant.

In the video above, Calombaris explains how he designed his inflight menu for Qatar Airways. From gathering some of Australia’s best produce and being sensitive to key factors – such as the requirements of inflight preparation and how altitude alters your tastebuds – it’s a rare insight into presenting restaurant-quality fare at 35,000 feet.

This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Qatar Airways.

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Experience George’s menu on our flights from Sydney, Adelaide, and Perth, with Melbourne starting 1 October 2018.