Published on : Thursday, February 14, 2013
On the evening of 9 June stars will not only rise above the night sky of Antwerp, but also culinary stars will rise to the occasion at the annual gourmet event “EUROPA’s Best”. More than 30 renowned European chefs, winegrowers, chocolatiers, fromagers and pâtissiers will join together on board the 5-star-plus-ship MS EUROPA (according to Berlitz Cruise Guide 2013) in order to treat the guests to extraordinary culinary creations. MS EUROPA chef de cuisine Stefan Wilke welcomes the gourmet elite on board Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ flagship, to spark a feast for the senses.
During the year starred chefs create culinary diversity on each one of EUROPA’s cruises. However, when the gastro event “EUROPA’s Best” takes place, several award-winning, international chefs are also on board to join the ship’s team. On this one evening, while the EUROPA is moored in Antwerp, guests are enchanted by sampling extraordinary culinary creations, combined with experiencing the unparalleled ambience on the ship’s Lido Deck. This year the participants are:
MS EUROPA Chefs:
Stefan Wilke, MS EUROPA
Dieter Müller, Restaurant Dieter Müller
Karlheinz Hauser, Restaurant Seven Seas, 2 Michelin stars, 3 Gault Millau toques, Germany
Heinz Otto Wehmann, Landhaus Scherrer, 1 Michelin star, 2 Gault Millau toques, Germany
Johanna Maier, Restaurant Johanna Maier & Söhne, 2 Michelin stars, 3 Gault Millau toques, Austria
André Jaeger, Restaurant Fischerzunft, 1 Michelin star, 4 Gault Millau toques, Switzerland
Steffen Mezger, Bayerischer Hof, 1 Michelin star, 3 Gault Millau toques, Germany
Olivier de Vinck, Restaurant Kommilfoo, 1 Michelin star, 2 Gault Millau toques, Belgium
Harald Wohlfahrt, Restaurant Schwarzwaldstube, 3 Michelin stars, 4 Gault Millau toques, Germany
Douce Steiner, Restaurant Hirschen, 2 Michelin stars, 3 Gault Millau toques, Germany
Michael Hoffmann, Restaurant Margaux, 1 Michelin star, 3 Gault Milau toques, Germany
Weingut Schneider, Schlossgut Diel, Prinz von Hessen, Weingut Heger, Weingut Dönnhoff, Weingut Bründelmayer, Weingut Torres, and Weingut Schloss Gobelsburg
Otto Gourmet, BOS Food, Giovanni L., Die Patisserie, Finca Marina, Van Nahmen, Becking Kaffee, Veronique Witzigmann, Fromagier Antony, Caviar House & Prunier, and Piekfeine Brände
This 13-night gourmet cruise departs Lisbon/ Portugal on 30 May 2013 sailing to Hamburg/ Germany calling at Leixoes (Porto)/ Portugal, St.-Jean-de-Luz/ France, Bordeaux/ France, Brest/ France, St. Malo/ France, Honfleur/ France, Ostende/ Belgium, Antwerp/ Belgium, Amsterdam/ Netherlands – cruise-only fares from €4.650 pp.
If guests prefer a shorter cruise, there is the option to disembark the gourmet cruise from Lisbon to Hamburg in either Antwerp, or Amsterdam:
From Lisbon to Antwerp, 30 May – 9 June 2013, 10-day cruise, €3.490 per person, cruise only: Guest pay guaranteed Suite cat. 0 and get an upgrade accommodation Veranda Suite cat. 4 – 7, double occupancy.
Single special: Guest pays Suite single cat. 1, €6.090, cruise only, and gets an upgrade accommodation Veranda Suite, single occupancy.
From Lisbon to Amsterdam, 30 May – 10 June 2013, 11-day cruise, €3.890 per person, cruise only: Guest pay guaranteed Suite cat. 0 and get an upgrade accommodation Veranda Suite cat. 4 – 7, double occupancy.
Singe special: Guest pays Suite single cat. 1, €6.690, cruises only, and gets an upgrade accommodation Veranda Suite, single occupancy.
Tickets to the Gourmet Festival are included in the offer.