Fourteen Michelin-starred and Gault Millau-awarded chefs will come together at Zurich’s Dolder Grand Hotel from September 13 to 17 for The Epicure, Zurich’s most prestigious fine dining event, preparing eight-course dinners and hosting masterclasses on everything from healthy puddings to inventive cocktails. The dinners will kick off with an Italian feast prepared by Niko Romito of triple-Michelin-starred Ristorante Reale in Castel di Sangro. The following dinner, on September 14, will come courtesy of Klaus Erfort from three-Michelin-starred GästeHaus Klaus Erfort in Saarbrücken, Germany, before takeovers by Christian Le Squer of Paris’ Restaurant Le Cinq and Jacob Jan Boerma of Restaurant De Leest in the Netherlands, which also boasts a trio of Michelin stars.
The masterclasses will be held in the hotel on the Saturday and Sunday, with highlights including From the Plate to the Glass, a cocktail class led by Jennifer Le Nechet, 2016’s Diageo Bartender of the Year, and the Penfolds Journey, a wine tasting session led by Switzerland’s Baur au Lac Vins. There’s also caviar, cigars, whisky, cognac masterclasses too.
The festivities will close with a Grand Finale overseen by The Dolder Grand’s own Heiko Nieder. All Michelin-starred chefs will come together to delight guests with a menu of their combined cooking and encourage guests to mix and mingle with like-minded foodies and great talent, while enjoying the Chefs’ innovative specialties. Contact your Insignia Personal Assistant to take in the gastronomic delights with the Epicure Package, offering a one night stay at the Dolder Grand, including breakfast, 8-course Epicure Dinner with wine pairing, and full use of the Dolder Grand Spa.