Photo Tour: EUROPA 2 Restaurants

During our one night on Europa 2, we sat down for dinner in the largest dining venue, Restaurant Weitmeere, where Executive Chef Stefan  Wilke had prepared a menu with samplings from Europa 2's speciality dining venues. Pictured here, Chateaubriand from the French-inspired Restaurant Tarragon. Wilke told us that Europa 2 typically carries 25 different types of beef. He also said that the ship strives to as much freshly caught fish as possible, often sourcing from local vendors wherever the ship is in port. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

During our one night on Europa 2, we sat down for dinner in the largest dining venue, Restaurant Weitmeere, where Executive Chef Stefan Wilke had prepared a menu with samplings from Europa 2′s speciality dining venues. Pictured here, Chateaubriand from the French-inspired Restaurant Tarragon. Wilke told us that Europa 2 typically carries 25 different types of beef. He also said that the ship strives to as much freshly caught fish as possible, often sourcing from local vendors wherever the ship is in port. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

The gourmet dining concept on EUROPA 2 features eight dining venues, including a sushi bar and three speciality restaurants.

With a total capacity of 266, the largest restaurant on EUROPA 2 is the “Weltmeere,” offering both international and refined vegetarian menus.

First day on Europa 2

The Weltmeere. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

The “Yacht Club,” the second largest restaurant on EUROPA 2, provides specialities fresh from the grill as well as variety from the buffet. Guests can dine al fresco here if they wish. The Yacht Club is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

First day on Europa 2

The Yacht Club is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Fans of French cuisine will be at home in the 44-seat “Tarragon” restaurant.

Francophiles may appreciate the French cuisine in Restaurant Tarragon. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Francophiles may appreciate the French cuisine in Restaurant Tarragon. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Guests can experience Asian delicacies in “Elements” (48 seats).

Featuring Asian cuisine, Restaurant Elements offers traditional Chinese, Indian and other Asian dishes. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Featuring Asian cuisine, Restaurant Elements offers traditional Chinese, Indian and other Asian dishes. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

The “Serenissima” (56 seats) provides high quality Italian cuisine, where guests can enjoy Mediterranean classics and also modern interpretations of Ligurian, or Neapolitan cooking.

One of eight dining venues on Europa 2, Restaurant Serenissima features Italian cuisine. Guests are encouraged to make reservations at the smaller restaurants, such as Serenissima. Reservations can be made only for the next 48 hours. Dining throughout Europa 2 comes at no extra charge, except in Speisezimmer, a private dining venue that can be booked for up to 16 people for €1,500. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

One of eight dining venues on Europa 2, Restaurant Serenissima features Italian cuisine. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

The culinary “around the world journey” on board is completed by the “Sakura” sushi restaurant (58 seats), which offers the celebrated miso soup and fish specialities, plus green tea ice cream for dessert.

Classic wines from all over the world with accompanying dishes, are available for guests on the EUROPA 2 in the “Grande Reserve” wine bar. Individual wine tastings can also be arranged with real vine rarities for a maximum of 12 guests.

Private Dining will be available in the “Speisezimmer” restaurant, which can be booked for exclusive dinners for small groups at a cost of $1,800 for an evening. The price includes an aperitif, amuse-bouche with caviar and a lobster dinner. The dining venue can be booked pre-cruise.

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If you feel like cooking yourself, book a cooking course in the Miele Culinary School. Here the chef de cuisine of the Tarragon — the French style restaurant on board ‚ will demonstrate the cuisine of EUROPA 2′s various cruise destinations. The cooking courses take place in the morning and can be booked as an alternative to a shore excursion. Participation costs 80 Euros per person (US$96), which includes accompanying wines, cooking aprons and recipes.

Guests on the EUROPA 2 enjoy pure, informal luxury as there are no fixed eating times, or fixed table allocations in the restaurants within the opening times. All meals are included in the cruise price (except drinks).

Guests are encouraged to make reservations at the specialty restaurants, Serenissima, Elements and Tarragon. Reservations can be made only for the next 48 hours.

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