Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Tuesday 02 September 2014

THE FOODIE REPORT TOP STORY

HMSHost and Java Star bring local flavours to Dallas Love Field Airport

Published: 16/04/13

Source: ©The Moodie Report

By Genevieve Knevitt, Editor, The Foodie Report

USA. Global travel restaurateur HMSHost and Java Star Incorporated have teamed up to open several new locally inspired restaurants and cafés at Dallas Love Field Airport.

The joint venture has brought well-known Dallas favourites to the airport including La Madeleine Country French Café, Paciugo Gelato & Caffe, and Cool River Café. Nationally recognised brands include Starbucks and Chic-fil-A.

The airport held grand opening events with employees, tenants, and VIPs last week to celebrate all of the features of the new Main Terminal.

“The restaurants that HMSHost has brought into Love Field’s Main Terminal are a perfect complement to the increased efficiency and convenience that has resulted from the Love Field Modernization Project,” said Dallas Love Field Director of Aviation Mark Duebner. “Passengers will now be able to enjoy a wide range of first-class delicious food and treats while visiting Love Field.”

La Madeleine Country French Café serves French-inspired cuisine. The first café opened its doors in Dallas 30 years ago, and today has a network of more than 60 cafés across the US. The airport location will serve French specialties, pastries and desserts including breakfast items, signature salads, sandwiches and soups (including the French café’s famous Caesar salad and tomato basil soup), as well as on-the-go options such as yogurt parfaits and sandwiches.

Paciugo Gelato & Caffe is a downtown concept serving Italian gelato, Fair Trade, 100% Arabica coffee and espresso-based drinks such as the Affogato Frappe, and gelato-based speciality desserts.

Downtown fine dining concept Cool River Café makes its airport debut, serving certified Angus steaks, fresh seafood, sandwiches, small plates and salads.

Menu highlights include the Jim Beam marinated rib-eye, Chilean sea bass, and pommeray salmon. Lunch options include the savoury prime rib sandwich and chipotle burger, mango chicken salad, and pepper tenderloin salad.

Starbucks serves snacks such as chocolate biscotti, scones, a blueberry muffin, or a chicken ciabatta sandwich.

Chic-fil-A offers salads, chargrilled chicken sandwiches and handspun milkshakes.

“All of the new restaurants that HMSHost has at Dallas Love Field are representative of Dallas’ culture and were also developed with an emphasis on being ecologically-friendly,” said HMSHost Vice President of Business Development Anthony Alessi.

“Love Field now has an excellent mix of food & beverage options for travellers and HMSHost takes great delight in being able to partner with Dallas Love Field in their efforts to lead the revolution of the airport experience.”

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