Space Adventures, the world’s leading space experiences company has stated that their next orbital client, Charles Simonyi, will take a specially prepared gourmet meal to the International Space Station (ISS).
Simonyi is all set to become the world’s fifth space tourist, and he is scheduled to launch on April 7 on board a Soyuz TMA spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Dr. Simonyi, as a personal gesture to his fellow crew members and the astronauts and cosmonauts already aboard the ISS, has chosen a special gourmet meal to be shared by the group. The menu for this gourmet meal was prepared by Alain Ducasse’s consulting and training center, ADF, which was originally selected by Simonyi’s friend Martha Stewart.
The six course meal, provided by Dr.Simonyi, will include quail roasted in Madrian wine, duck breast ‘confit’ with capers, shredded chicken parmentier, apple fondant pieces, rice pudding with candied fruit, and semolina cake with dried apricots.
According to Dr. Charles Simony, software pioneer and aviator, “I am really looking forward to sharing this dinner with my crewmates on the station. Although the food is very good there, it is somewhat basic, and after a couple of weeks, everything starts tasting the same. I am certain a little variation will be surely welcome.”
Eric Anderson, president and CEO of Space Adventures, the company which organized the spaceflights for the world’s first and only private space explorers, said, “Charles is an exceptional client and has great respect for the career astronauts and cosmonauts he is working with, so it is no surprise that he has chosen to honor the crew in this way. With a menu hand-picked by Martha Stewart, among Alain Ducasse’s space food creations, this meal is sure to be a treat. Space Adventures is very proud to be able to help facilitate this special dinner.”
If you wish to read more about Dr. Simonyi grand gourmet treat to the International Space Station residents, you can visit his blog, charlesinspace.com.