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Peter Knogl brings Top Swiss Gastronomy to Davidoff’s Tour Gastronomique Art & Gourmet Weekend

Peter Knogl Chef de Cuisine

Peter Knogl Chef de CuisineDavidoff’s Tour Gastronomique Art & Gourmet Weekend is something to look forward to, especially since Swiss gastronomy is coming here to Casa de Campo in the form of Peter Knogl!

Peter Knogl is one of the most talented chefs. Born in Bavaria on the border of Austria, Knogl had a culinary apprenticeship for three years in Bavaria and then immediately went to work in some of the finest restaurants and properties in Germany, Spain, France, London, and Switzerland.  Just in a matter of a few months in Cheval Blanc at the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois in 2008, Peter earned 2 prestigious Michelin stars and 18 Gault Millau points. With his new interpretation of classic French cuisine, he also was named the best newcomer in 2009 and Chef of the Year 2011 by the acclaimed Gault Millau restaurant guide. In 2015, he was again praised with 2 Michelin stars and 19 Gault Millau points. It was the first time that a hotel chef has achieved this top honor. With 19 Gault Millau points out of 20, Cheval Blanc joined the elite circle of Swiss restaurants.

Trois Rois

[This photo of Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois courtesy of Swiss Deluxe Hotels]

This year, Peter got his third Michelin star for Cheval Blanc, making it the first three star restaurant in Basel region. The Michelin guide Switzerland said the cooking of the Cheval Blanc’s German chef Peter Knogl was marked by a classical basis with sophisticated ideas full of aromas, power and expression which turn the meal into a unique experience.”

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Michelin stars and Gault Millau points

They are two main guides. It has been a long discussion about which one is more influential: Michelin is more popular and therefore more influential, while Gault Millau has been considered more purist due to the main system being based purely on the quality of the food.

Michelin

What started as a marketing tool for the Michelin Tire Company in France in 1900 by brothers André and Édouard Michelin, the guide originally listed places to stop for gas while traveling.  By 1926, the red-jacketed Michelin Guide had evolved into a restaurant guide for several countries in Europe, awarding stars for a fine dining experience. Now it is an international scale for restaurants; think of it as the Oscars for movies.

  • One star – A very good restaurant in its category (“Une très bonne table dans sa catégorie”)
  • Two stars – Excellent cooking, worth a detour (“Table excellente, mérite un détour”)
  • Three stars – Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey (“Une des meilleures tables, vaut le voyage”)

Worldwide only around 100 restaurants have three Michelin stars. Japan has the most, followed by France and the United States.

Gault Millau

Gault Millau rates on a scale of 1 to 20, with 20 being the highest. Restaurants below 10 points are almost never listed. The points are awarded based on the quality of the food, with comments about service, price or the atmosphere of the restaurant given separately. Based on this rating, high-ranking restaurants may display one to five toques.

Peter Knogl is also known as a cookery book author. His volume, “Ma Cuisine Oassionnée” was awarded the Swiss Cookbook Oscar 2011.

The internet is full of people raving about Peter’s state of the art dishes.  Cheval Blanc has become a must place to visit because of him, keeping Switzerland on the gastronomy map.

So don’t miss your opportunity to experience Peter Knogl’s culinary mastery at the DAVIDOFF WHITE GOURMET NIGHT Saturday, February 20th, 2016! Prepare your taste buds!

Stay tuned for our interview with the chef for CasaLife!

Davidoff Art Initiative Studio

Art & Gourmet Cocktail

Open Studio visits & drinks at Davidoff Art Residency.

  • Where: Altos de Chavón
  • When: Friday, February 19th
  • Time: 5pm – 7pm

Art & Gourmet Cocktail at Dye Fore

Enjoy signature dishes presented by Peter Knogl, 3 Michelin starred Chef from Switzerland and our very own Anthony Masas, Executive Chef at Casa de Campo. Dishes are accompanied by cocktails, wine and freshly rolled Davidoff cigars.

  • Time: 7pm – 10pm
  • Cost: US$150 per person. Number of tickets are limited.

For further information, package prices and reservations, please contact: [email protected] or Concierge here in Casa de Campo, (809) 523-3333 ext. 3165 and 3166.

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Davidoff White Gourmet Night

Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy fine cuisine, drinks and Caribbean beats at Minitas Beach. Peter Knogl will take you on a culinary journey of a 5-Course Gourmet dinner, paired with exclusive wines, rum and freshly rolled cigars. During the event, you will be part of the global launch of a special Davidoff Limited Edition Cigar exclusively created for Davidoff Tour Gastronomique Weekend.

Where: Beach Club, Playa Minitas

When: Satuday, February 20th, 2016, 7pm – midnight

Cost: US$360 per person. Number of tickets are limited.

For further information, package prices and reservations, please contact: [email protected] or Concierge here in Casa de Campo, (809) 523-3333 ext. 3165 and 3166.

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Gourmet Island BBQ

Enjoy an exciting catamaran trip to a secluded island “Playita Privada”  culminating in a high-end Seafood BBQ presented by Swiss 3 Michelin starred Chef Peter Knogl with amazing wines and cigars on the beach.

Where: Playita Privada

When: Sunday, February 21st, 10am– 3pm

Cost: US$190 per person. Number of tickets are limited.

For further information, package prices and reservations, please contact: [email protected] or Concierge here in Casa de Campo, (809) 523-3333 ext. 3165 and 3166.

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