United: Charlie Trotter Is Back

They fired him in 2001, but Charlie Trotter is coming back to design the menu for first and business class passengers, says United. “Trotter previously contributed to United’s menu from 1999 through 2001, creating such esoteric fare as Maine lobster with tropical fruit and black pepper, and Thai barbecue poussin with braised collard greens and preserved red onions.”

“We’re trying to focus on delivering an exceptional experience to our customers,” said United spokeswoman Robin Urbanski.

Mmm, at least while we’re sitting in coach not eating, we’ll be able to smell better food? —MEGHANN MARCO

United adds Trotter to spice up its plane fare [Chicago Tribune]