25 June 2018

EUROPA’s Best 2018: 21 stars perform at the extra-special festival of food and drink

  • Popular gourmet highlight on board the 5-stars-plus rated* EUROPA
  • Festival in Antwerp on 24 June 2018

On 24 June, more than 30 high-flyers from the international world of fine dining came together on the Lido Deck for the EUROPA’s Best festival, thrilling guests with their amazing culinary creations. A total of 13 top European chefs, winemakers, chocolatiers, patissiers and cheesemakers turned this event into a gourmet spectacular. These included German TV presenter Günther Jauch, who presented wines from his vineyard, Weingut von Othegraven. Tillman Fischer, MS EUROPA chef, joined Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ corporate chef Michael Hoffmann in welcoming the gourmet elite on board the luxury cruise ship.

For the seventh time, the EUROPA moored in Antwerp for a culinary evening that is a highlight for both passengers and the gourmet elite. The guests strolled past the ‘live’ cooking stations and enjoyed tasting a wide variety of culinary creations. For example, Jan Hartwig created scallops with pickled carrots, ice plant, sesame and dashi chive butter. Kevin Fehling presented glazed eel with dashi, rice foam, wasabi and trout caviar. Meanwhile, Tanja Grandits conjured up some zander lemon ceviche, turmeric and fennel. This year’s event was attended by:


Chefs

  • Tillman Fischer, MS EUROPA
  • Michael Hoffmann, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ corporate chef
  • Dieter Müller, Restaurant Dieter Müller, MS EUROPA
  • Karlheinz Hauser, Seven Seas restaurant, two Michelin stars, 17 Gault et Millau points, Germany
  • Jan Hartwig, ATELIER restaurant, three Michelin stars, 18 Gault et Millau points, Germany  
  • Kevin Fehling, THE TABLE restaurant, three Michelin stars, Germany
  • Johannes King, Soel’ring Hof restaurant, two Michelin stars, Germany
  • Hendrik Otto, Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer restaurant, two Michelin stars, Germany
  • Tanja Grandits, STUCKI restaurant, two Michelin stars, 18 Gault et Millau points, Switzerland
  • Tristan Brandt, OPUS V restaurant, two Michelin stars, 18 Gault et Millau points, Germany
  • Heiko Nieder, The Dolder Grand restaurant, two Michelin stars, 18 Gault et Millau points, Switzerland    
  • Dennis Kuipers, Vinkeles restaurant, one Michelin star, 18 Gault et Millau points, Netherlands          
  • Martin Klein, IKARUS restaurant, two Michelin stars, Austria

Winegrowers

  • Weingut Karl H. Johner, Germany
  • Weingut Dreissigacker, Germany
  • Weingut Leitz, Germany
  • Weingut Spreitzer, Germany
  • Tenuta delle Terre Nere winery, Italy
  • Champagne Pol Roger, France
  • Baron De Ley, Spain
  • Gerard Bertrand winery, France
  • Weingut von Othegraven, Kanzem (Saar)/Germany

Additional participants

  • Altonaer Kaviar Import Haus, Germany
  • BOS FOOD, Germany
  • Fromagerie Antony, France
  • Becking Kaffee, Germany
  • YUZU Chocolate Shop, Belgium
  • The Curtain Club, Germany
  • Privatbrennerei Gebhard Haemmerle, Austria
  • Veronelli Olive Oils, Austria
  • Nordische Eismanufaktur, Germany
  • Delta Fleisch, Germany
  • CEREVISIUM, Germany

In 2019 EUROPA’s Best will form part of a short cruise from 2 to 4 August that will start and end in Hamburg, travelling via Helgoland. This will be the second time that the gourmet event has taken place in Hamburg since its premiere in 2017. The cruise can be booked from € 1,090 per person. For more information, visit https://www.hl-cruises.de/reise-finden/EUR1915

* Berlitz Cruise Guide 2018

About Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is the leading provider of luxury and expedition cruises in German-speaking markets. Its flagships set international standards. With 5 stars plus, the “MS Europa” and “MS Europa 2” have been awarded the highest ranking in the Berlitz Cruise Guide, making them the only vessels in that category.

The expedition fleet includes the “MS Hanseatic” and the “MS Bremen”. The “Nature” will join in the beginning of 2019.