From 14 to 18 September, the third edition of the prestigious Gourmet festival will provide even more ‘culinary heaven on earth’ for gourmet fans than the previous ones since due to its great success, the gourmet festival has been extended by one day, offering five days of international masters and the very highest level of culinary indulgence.

The Dolder Grand

In combination with the incredible setting of The Dolder Grand, elevated above pulsating Zurich and the lake, THE EPICURE 2016 is THE ‘must-attend’ event for gourmets this fall.

We are very proud to being presenting partner of THE EPICURE 2016 and look forward to this fabulous event!

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Heiko Nieder

The Dolders’ very own 2-Star-MICHELIN chef Heiko Nieder, Chef de Cuisine, THE RESTAURANT, is the driving force behind the festival which features exceptional culinary delights and brings together internationally renowned top chefs all of whom have made a name for themselves through their innovation and pioneering creativity. Nieder once again managed to bring some of the world’s best chefs to Zürich:

Heiko Nieder
Heiko Nieder

The Evenings’: On four evenings, Heiko Nieder creates an exclusive 8-course menu together with each of the following 3-star MICHELIN chefs, Harald Wohlfahrt (Germany), Curtis Duffy (USA), Andreas Caminada (Switzerland) and Pascal Barbot (France).

Harald Wohlfahrt
Harald Wohlfahrt

Perfectionist Wohlfahrt is safely said one of the most famous chefs in Germany and has maintained three Michelin star for 23 years. His Restaurant Schwarzwaldstube at Hotel Traube Tonbach is located in Baiersbronn-Tonbach, Germany.

Pascale Barbot
Pascale Barbot

Cosmopolitan Pascal Barbot’s virtuos cooking skills brought him his third Michelin star in 2007. L’Astrance, Paris, France

Curtis Duffy
Curtis Duffy

Progressive Curtis Duffy opened his restaurant Grace in 2012, winning many accolades. Restaurant Grace, Chicago, USA

Andreas Caminada
Andreas Caminada

Versatile Andreas Caminada’s restaurant has been featured on the San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants list since 2011. Schauenstein Schloss Restaurant Hotel, Fürstenau, Switzerland

Nieder himself has held the position of Chef Fine Dining at the Dolder Grand’s The Restaurant since the opening. In 2003, Nieder’s creative cuisine won him the GaultMillau title of ‚Discovery of the Year‚. In 2012, he was also „Most Improved Chef of the Year„.

Neuschwansteiner is served in The Restaurant and we are extremely proud about Nieders review:

“Neuschwansteiner looks very good, it suits incredibly well with many of our dishes and … it just tastes extremely delicious!”

2-star MICHELIN chefs:

Amongst the 2-star-chefs present at THE EPICURE 2016 are two friends of Neuschwansteiner, who also serve our beer at their award winning restaurants:

Bobby Bräuer

German Bobby Bräuer who serves Neuschwansteiner in both his famous BMW Welt restaurants, “Esszimmer” and “Bavarie”, where resident sommelier, Frank Glüer, has been named GaultMillau Sommelier of the Year 201.

Nenad Mlinarevic
Nenad Mlinarevic

Nenad Mlinarevic from Restaurant focus at Parkhotel Vitznau, where Neuschwansteiner is also being enjoyed by illustrious guests.

Furthermore, Neuschwansteiner welcomes participating 2-star-chefs Dani Garcia from Spain, Sören Selin from Norway, Anthony Genovese from Italy, Sang Hoon Degeimbre from Belgium, Yoshinori Ishii from London, Georginna Hiliadaki and Nikos Roussos from Greece.

The festival events are named ‘The Evenings’, ‘The Masterclasses’ and ‘The Final’ and provide culinary pleasure on all levels. ‘The Masterclasses’ are tastings led by experts to indulge in exclusive products like Caviar, Cigars, Whisky, Cognac and Cocktails.

Chocolate lovers will cherish the masterclass by ‘Monsieur Chocolat’, Frédéric Bau (Valrhona Tain L’Hermitage, France), and founder of ‘L’ecole di Granc Chocolat Valrhona’.

Diageo World Class Champion 2010, Eric Lorincz from London, will create award winning Cocktails at the Dolder Grand Bar. Wine lovers can learn from Luis Gutiérrez, Robert Parker wine advocate from Spain.

Christian Seitz Founder and CEO of Neuschwansteiner said: “We are very much looking forward to THE EPICURE 2016. We wish all chefs, and most of all, of course Heiko Nieder and everyone at THE DOLDER GRAND, a fabulous event! The World of Neuschwansteiner meets The World of Culinary Masterpieces – truly an incredible combination! The ‘who is who’ list of the world’s star chefs and the feast of international cuisine, sophisticated techniques and love of delectable detail will make THE EPICURE 2016 an unforgettable experience!”

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Inga Stracke
Inga Stracke is a multi-talented journalist, event organizer, and networker who is equally at home in the Formula 1™ paddocks around the globe as well as the winter hills of the 4-Hill-Ski jumping tournament and other world class events. She is also a motorsport travel advisor for DERTOUR. Born in Bavaria, Inga became famous as pit-lane reporter for German Sky-TV and F1’s™ own multi-channel digital TV, and she founded the first agency for F1™ commercial radio broadcast in D-A-CH. She also produced the first Formula 1™ live radio show nationwide in US/Canada and headed the creation of the original Red Bulletin. Inga regularly contributes culinary trip reviews and gourmet features for MICHELIN starred restaurants around the globe.