Press Release of 04/07/2014

Tips and tricks from the experts: “Connoisseurs of Cuisine” cruises on the EUROPA 2

  • Workshops in the Culinary School with renowned gourmet experts
  • On board: Ice cream workshops with Giovanni L.; "Perfect Meat Academy" with Otto Gourmet; and Finca Marina with chutney and spice classes
  • Especially for children: cooking classes with TV chef Sara Wiener

Watching over the shoulders of gourmet professionals, gathering tips and tricks first-hand and finding out interesting and valuable details on how to prepare top-class food: guests on the EUROPA 2, the 5-stars-plus ship from Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, will have these opportunities again on selected "Connoisseurs of Cuisine" cruises in 2014. This season's themes include the "Perfect Meat Academy", cheese specialities, Sylt sea salt, chutneys and spices as well as ice cream. German TV chef Sarah Wiener is offering special cooking classes for children on two cruises in October.

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Experts from various culinary fields will give gourmet-loving guests exclusive insights into each of their specialist fields in "connoisseurs of cuisine" workshops on board.

  • In the "Perfect Meat Academy" with Wolfgang Otto from Otto Gourmet on a cruise from Dubai to Dubai, from 20 to 27 April 2014, guests will find out all about how to prepare various types of meat like a professional.

  • Cheese expert Wolfgang Hofmann will present specialties from his "Tölzer Kasladen" on board the cruise from Lisbon to Hamburg in the end of May.

  • "Chef of the Year 2013", Christian Strum-Willms, will accompany the voyage from Hamburg to Barcelona from 26 June to 5 July 2014 and offer first-hand tricks for the preparation of tapas and sushi.

  • Befitting the route along the picturesque Mediterranean coast, "Bella Italia" will be celebrated on two cruises in August. The ice cream experts from Giovanni L. will show both adults and children how the best Italian ice cream is made.

  • On the Atlantic crossing from 25 November to 7 December 2014, Alexandro Pape will reveal valuable and interesting facts about how Sylt sea salt, the first salt produced from North Sea water, is produced and collected.

  • As the EUROPA 2 cruises through the eastern Mediterranean in October, TV chef Sarah Wiener will be on board on two cruises to organise children's cooking courses for the younger guests.

Hamburg, April 2014

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