Pinellas Park, March 2017. Davidoff Cigars unveiled its new Limited Chefs Edition in a spectacular white gourmet night on February 20th, 2016 at Minitas Beach, Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic.
The event was highlighted by the global launch of the Limited Chefs Edition, a special cigar line, created exclusively by six international chefs. The Chefs Edition will be available again in the United States in limited quantities beginning in April 2017.
“The Davidoff Chefs Edition offers fine dining and an exceptional cigar for connoisseurs to enjoy after a culinary tour de force. This unique partnership with some of the world's greatest chefs has inspired Davidoff master blenders to blend this truly memorable cigar,” explained Charles Awad, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing & Innovation at Oettinger Davidoff AG.
“When I first met with my colleagues and the Davidoff team to discuss the blend of Davidoff’s first Chefs Edition, it was important to me that every connoisseur would have fun with the fine cigar. As a chef, my key aim is to deliver new delights and to make people happy, and that’s why I love my job and the Davidoff Chefs Edition project,” said the famed Swiss chef, Peter Knogl, from the Cheval Blanc of Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois in Basel/Switzerland.
Apart from Peter Knogl, the chefs who applied their refined palates in influencing this unique cigar were Renato Wüst of Bad Ragaz Grand Resort in Switzerland, TV Chef Ali Güngörmüs, of Le Canard HH Pageou, Münich in Germany, TV Chef Léa Linster of Restaurant Léa Linster in Luxembourg, Michel Trama of Relais & Chateau, Puymirol in France and Maria Marte of Club Allard, Madrid in Spain. Between them the six chefs boast nine Michelin stars and the two Swiss chefs, Knogl and Wüst have 19 and 15 GaultMillau points respectively Wüst also bears the honour of being GaultMillau CigarMan of the Year 2016.
FILLER: San Vicente Mejorado Seco, San Vicente Mejorado Visus, Piloto Visus, and San Vicente Visus
BINDER: Ecuador Connecticut
WRAPPER: Habano 2000
The Davidoff Chefs Edition is the equivalent to a culinary masterpiece. Just like the perfect meal, it begins gently with complex layers of subtle flavors and builds up to a sublime and unforgettable crescendo. The wrapper is oily and smooth and everything about it, from its flawless composition to its elegant color, whets the appetite for the cigar’s initial aromas, both nutty and sweet. The flavors become richer and more uplifting in the second third, with hints of citrus, bloomy fruit, sweet corn and a refined aftertaste that is both oily and creamy. In the last third, the cigar’s beauty and vitality erupt into an intense, peppery yet meltingly sweet and gratifying Grand Finale, just as a gastronomic experience is crowned by a superb dessert.
To complement its robust and complex elegance, the Davidoff Chefs Edition pairs perfectly with an aged Cognac, Amarone, or Sauternes.
Launch and availability
3,000 boxes will be available in the United States beginning in April 2017.