Europa’s Best Celebrates 10th Anniversary: Festival of Food and Drink With Ten Top-Prize Chefs – Gourmet Festival In Antwerp On June 22

Gourmet Festival on board in Antwerp on June 22 – Special Jubilee Celebration with ten award-winning chefs and Jubilee Guest Eckart Witzigmann – High Point of the 14-day Gourmet Cruise from Lisbon to Hamburg

EuropaThis year the very popular, annual gourmet festival “Europa’s Best” celebrates a truly special anniversary. For ten years, numerous Michelin-starred chefs and other high flyers in the world of haute cuisine, including wine growers, chocolatiers, patissiers and fromagers, have gathered together once a year on board Europa to transform the Lido Deck into a gourmet mile. To mark this anniversary in 2014, appropriately, Europa ’s chef de cuisine Thorsten Gillert will welcome on board ten top-prize chefs from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and, of course, Belgium. This year, as always, Europa will berth in Antwerp for its special evening event devoted entirely to the delights of haute cuisine par excellence.

Also on board as special jubilee guest is Eckart Witzigmann, crowned “Chef of the Century” by Gault Millau. Passengers will also enjoy the pleasure of sampling one of his creations – a “signature dish” from his repertoire will be presented on the menu in the Europa Restaurant on the evening of the event.

Guest Chefs:

Dieter Müller, Restaurant Dieter Müller, MS Europa
Thomas Bühner (DE), La Vie, 3 Michelin stars, 4 Gault-Millau toques
Stefan Steinheuer (DE), Steinheuers Restaurant “Zur Alten Post“, 2 Michelin stars, 4 Gault-Millau toques
Karlheinz Hauser (DE), Restaurant Seven Seas, 2 Michelin stars, 3 Gault-Millau toques
Johannes King (DE), Sölringhof Sylt, 2 Michelin stars, 3 Gault-Millau toques
Nils Henkel (DE), Schloss Lerbach, 2 Michelin stars, 4 Gault-Millau toques
Tanja Grandits (CH), Restaurant Stucki, 2 Michelin stars, 3 Gault-Millau toques
Holger Bodendorf (DE), Landhaus Stricker, 1 Michelin stars, 3 Gault-Millau toques
Silvio Nickol (AU), Palais Coburg, 2 Michelin stars, 3 Gault-Millau toques
Filip Claeys (BE), Restaurant De Jonkman, 2 Michelin stars, 3 Gault-Millau toques

Winegrowers:  Winery Schneider, Diel Estate, Winery Dönnhoff, Winery Schwarzer Adler, Winery Dreissigacker, Maison Louis Latour, Château Malartic-Lagravière, Winery Luciano Sandrone, Winery Franz Hirtzberger, Winery Huerta de Albalá

Other Participants:  Barkeeper Charles Schumann, Otto Gourmet, BOS Food, Giovanni L, L`Olio Secondo Veronelli, Fromagerie Antony, Caviar House & Prunier Piekfeine Brände, Becking Kaffee,  Die Patisserie

Gourmet Cruise Details: Europa departs on June 10, 2014, sailing for 14 days from Lisbon via Bilbao, St Jean de Luz, Bordeaux, Le Palais, St. Helier, St Peter Port, London (Greenwich),and Antwerp to Hamburg, from £4,440 per person. The Europa ’s Best Gourmet Festival will take place in Antwerp on June 22.

hapag-lloyd-logoFor more information on the Europa Gourmet Cruise or any other Hapag-Lloyd cruise please call Gay Scruton at The Cruise people Ltd in London on 020 7723 2450 or e-mail cruise@cruisepeople.co.uk.