Tartar of Holstein Beef, organic foie gras, lobster, cod, venison and the for dessert plum with nougat and cinnamon – 2-star-Michelin chef Christoph Rüffer (Haerlin/Hamburg) had his debut as a guest chef at the Schleswig-Holstein Gourmet Festival this weekend.

Between each dish of his 6-course menu he found time for a visit to the Hotel Cap Polonio herb garden with Chef Marc Ostermann. Over 160 guests enjoyed the two gala evenings. Rüffer, who had already participated several times as a guest at the festival to sample the food, especially by his the Scandinavian colleagues, joins the guest chef ranks of the oldest gourmet festivals in Germany.

The next date on 26-27 October 2013 with guest chef Michael Kempf from Berlin will take place at Ringhotel Landhaus Gardels. Go to www.gourmetfestival.de for more info.