'Europa's Best' Celebrates 10th Anniversary With 10 Renowned Chefs

The annual gourmet festival "Europa's Best" celebrates its 10th anniversary. For ten years now, numerous Michelin-starred chefs and others in 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, will welcome on board 10 star-crowned chefs.

The award-winning top chefs represent Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Belgium. The Europa will moor in Antwerp for the special evening event.

Also on board as the special jubilee guest is Eckart Witzigmann, crowned “Chef of the Century” by Gault Millau. Passengers will also enjoy 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.


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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

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: EUR1411

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