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June 6th, 2018 | on the road

Palma de Majorca: Lunch in an Ancient City Palace

The Spanish island Majorca is a beautiful island. Many people know this. Therefore, unfortunately, it is often very crowded and busy. The inner courtyard of the Sant Francesc Hotel Singular, in the heart of Palma de Majorca with its excellent restaurant Quadrat [square] offers a fantastic oasis. The favorite shore leave of my captain in Palma:

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May 6th, 2018 | on the road

Shore leave Tenerife: Market Day & Tapas

Take a little break! A walk. A market visit. A lunch. A few errands. A very “normal”, small shore leave. Three hours with the captain ashore in Santa Cruz de Tenerife:

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April 13th, 2018 | on the road

Cadiz/Spain: Sea urchin in the lighthouse

The restaurant El Faro (lighthouse) in the southern Spanish city of Cádiz again was such a pilot’s recommendation. As a local expert pilots do not only know the waters of their hometown, but also the culinary world. The recommendation for El Faro came from a true gourmet.

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April 3rd, 2018 | on the road

At the kitchen table with Dirk Seiger

The captain had his birthday and invited his loved ones to a very special place: The kitchen of the star chef Dirk Seiger in the gourmet restaurant “Buddenbrooks” in Travemünde on the Baltic Sea. And it’s true, the most beautiful parties always take place in the kitchen!

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March 29th, 2018 | on the road

Shore leave St. Cruz de La Palma/Canary Islands

The Italian ship’s doctor, known for his passion for good food, invited us to this restaurant. He has been visiting it for years on every port stay in Santa Cruz. Now we know why. A tiny house with an even tinier kitchen, six tables, great taste and even greater hospitality. Happy, who gets a table at Doña Carmen, at the ENRICLAI in Santa Cruz de La Palma.

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March 1st, 2018 | on the road

Ceviche at Cantina Popular

“Oh my god”, the captain said during the last shore leave in Hamburg, honoring the first bite of the Ceviche de Lubina… The CANTINA POPULAR is loud at first glance, it’s tight, it’s busy, lively and colourful. The waiters in all that hustle and bustle are cheerful and attentive. One has arrived – in the middle of South America. And Chef de cuisine Cristián Orellanus says “Bienvenidos”!

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February 12th, 2018 | on the road

Billy the Butcher – the name says it all

A restaurant guide of a special kind led us to Billy the Butcher. “Best Cuts in Town” presents 15 different restaurants and bars in Hamburg. The title leaves no doubt, nothing for vegans… The publisher is the German men‘s(cooking)magazine BEEF!. Passionate meat lovers may appreciate the invitation to a main course in each restaurant. To kick off our „Best Cuts“ tour of Hamburg we had a burger at the butcher shop in Altona.

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January 11th, 2018 | on the road

Gourmet cuisine and brand clothing?

Fine dining at a concept store, that doesn’t match, never, ever – I thought. Until Tom Wickboldt and his team in his The O’ROOM on the German island Usedom convinced me of the opposite. And how! With this new restaurant, Wickboldt sets a culinary exclamation point, which makes the island from the gourmet point of view a lot more attractive.

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Le Lion Bar Gin Basil Smash December 22nd, 2017 | drinks

Le Lion Bar in Hamburg and the original Gin Basil Smash

The Le Lion Bar in Hamburg is considered one of the 50 best bars in the world (!) And justifiably so! The cradle of the cult drink “Gin Basil Smash” is therefore in Hamburg. We looked at this famous and highly recommended bar and brought the original recipe for the Gin Basil Smash.

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November 14th, 2017 | on the road

Auberge de Temple – arrive and never want to leave again

You have ever arrived at a hotel and have said to your loved ones: “Okay, change of plans: we just stay for three days at the hotel, enjoy the beautiful rooms, sauna and in the evening we indulge ourselves in this magnificent restaurant.” That happened to us, as we have some detours on the way to the Frankfurt book fair, where I should cook in the gourmet Gallery, at the Auberge de Temple. This hotel is a dream!

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