“EUROPA’s Best” Celebrates its 10th Anniversary: Festival of food and drink with 10 Star-Crowned Chefs

This year the popular, annual gourmet festival “EUROPA’s Best” celebrates a truly special anniversary. For ten years now, numerous Michelin-starred chefs and other high flyers in the world of fine dining, including winegrowers, chocolatiers, patissiers and fromagers, have gathered together once a year on board the EUROPA to transform the Lido Deck into a gourmet mile. To mark this 10th anniversary in 2014, appropriately EUROPA’s chef de cuisine, Thorsten Gillert, is to welcome on board 10 star-crowned chefs.

The award-winning top chefs represent Germany, Austria, Switzerland and, of course, Belgium. After all, this year as always, the EUROPA is to moor in Antwerp for the special evening event devoted entirely to the delights of haute cuisine par excellence.

Also on board as the special jubilee guest is Eckart Witzigmann, crowned “Chef of the Century” by Gault Millau. Passengers are also to 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, La Vie, 3 Michelin stars, 4 Gault-Millau toques, Germany
  • Stefan Steinheuer, Steinheuers Restaurant “Zur Alten Post“, 2 Michelin stars, 4 Gault-Millau toques, Germany
  • Karlheinz Hauser, Restaurant Seven Seas, 2 Michelin stars, 3 Gault-Millau toques, Germany
  • Johannes King, Sölringhof Sylt, 2 Michelin stars, 3 Gault-Millau toques, Germany
  • Nils Henkel, Schloss Lerbach, 2 Michelin stars, 4 Gault-Millau toques, Germany
  • Tanja Grandits, Restaurant Stucki, 2 Michelin stars, 3 Gault-Millau toques, Switzerland
  • Holger Bodendorf, Landhaus Stricker, 1 Michelin stars, 3 Gault-Millau toques, Germany
  • Silvio Nickol, Palais Coburg, 2 Michelin stars, 3 Gault-Millau toques, Austria
  • Filip Claeys, Restaurant De Jonkman, 2 Michelin stars, 3 Gault-Millau toques, Belgium


  • Weingut Schneider
  • Schlossgut Diel
  • Weingut Dönnhoff
  • Weingut Schwarzer Adler
  • Weingut Dreissigacker
  • Maison Louis Latour
  • Château Malartic-Lagravière
  • Weingut Luciano Sandrone
  • Weingut Franz Hirtzberger
  • Weingut Huerta de Albalá

 Additional participants:

  • Barkeeper Charles Schumann
  • Otto Gourmet
  • BOS Food
  • Giovanni L.
  • L`Olio Secondo Veronelli
  • Fromagier Antony
  • Caviar House & Prunier
  • Piekfeine Brände
  • Becking Kaffee
  • Die Patisserie

The Gourmet Cruise details: EUROPA departs on June 10, 2014 sailing for 14 days from Lisbon/Portugal, via Bilbao, St Jean de Luz, Bordeaux, Le Palais, St. Helier, St. Peter Port, Greenwich (London), and Antwerp to Hamburg, from $6,820 per person. The EUROPA’s Best gourmet festival will take place in Antwerp on June 22. Cruise: EUR14111

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