The German-wide gourmet series Taste of Germany will see 13 events with 29 international Relais & Châteaux chefs in Germany. The opening gala took place at Heinz Winkler’s residency in Chiemgau, where he, together with Enrico Cerea of restaurant Da Vittorioin Italy, cooked up some culinary delights. The highlights among the nine courses were sautéed langoustine with pumpkin sorbet, foie gras and ginger, or Veal Timbale with parsley mousseline and madeira sauce, all accompanied with the perfect wine pairing.

The passion and some outstanding culinary arts will be celebrated in the German Relais & Châteaux properties in the coming months, starting with Park-Hotel Egerner Höfe at Tegernsee on 28 February, where chefs Michael Fell and Holger Bodendorf of Relais & Châteaux Landhaus Stricker in Sylt join up to creatively combine south and north Germany in their culinary creations.

Top Relais & Châteaux chefs will showcase their cooking skills across Germany until November 2015.

Participating chefs are: Michael Fell and Holger Bodendorf, at Park-Hotel Egerner Höfe in Rottach-Egern; Ingo Bockler and Toni Mörwald at Hotel Hohenhaus in Herleshausen; Martin Herrmann and Stefan Lünse at Hotel Dollenberg in Bad Peterstal in the Black Forest; Dirk Schröer and André Jäger at Burg Schwarzenstein in Geisenheim; Thomas Kellermann and Silvio Nickol at Hotel Burg Wernberg in Werrnberg-Köblitz; Holger Bodendorf and Ulrich Person at Landhaus Stricker in Sylt; Heiko Riebandt and Reto Lampert at Villa Hammerschmiede in Pfinztal-Söllingen near Karlsruhe; Benjamin Biedlingmaier and Simon Taxacher at Bülow Palais in Dresden; Erik Arnecke, Per Hallundbaek and Mark Ludgaard at Die Sonne Frankenberg in Frankenberg/Eder; Alexander Dressel and Heinz Winkler at Hotel Bayrisches Haus in Potsdam; Reiner Fischer and David Picco at Hotel Villino in Lindau/Bodensee as well as Katja Burgwinkel and Philippe Auge at Hardenberg BurgHotel, in Nörten Hardenberg.

For more information about these and more global events by Relais & Châteaux, visit relaischateaux.com

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