To commemorate its 50th Anniversary, Davidoff is launching a second Chefs Edition in collaboration with five of the world’s top chefs. They comprise Thomas Keller from The French Laundry in Yountville (USA), Alvin Leung from Bo Innovation in Hong Kong (China) Klaus Erfort from his eponymous Gästehaus in Saarbrücken (Germany), Heiko Nieder from The Restaurant in Zurich (Switzerland) and Shaun Rankin from Ormer Mayfair in London (England). Between them, these culinary giants boast 12 Michelin stars.
What do five globally renowned culinary superstars and Davidoff’s leading Master Blenders have in common? They fill people’s time beautifully with their exquisite creations.
The Chefs scour the globe for the finest ingredients in just the same way as Davidoff selects its tobaccos.
“Discipline and passion for your work certainly are the cornerstones of continuous success,” says Chef Klaus Erfort, “but also the feeling of making guests happy. Seeing the smiling faces when they leave the restaurant in the evening is a consistent source of motivation.
“I firmly believe that no true progress can be made without the best ingredients,” says Chef Shaun Rankin. “Only when you handle these with respect can you develop recipes and your own repertoire and personal style.”
“In bringing together the creative powers of international kitchen pioneers with Davidoff’s cigar visionaries in the Dominican Republic, we intended to create an extraordinary cigar experience inspired by flavours from the four corners of the world,” says Edward Simon, Davidoff’s Chief Marketing Officer. “These highly acclaimed Chefs and Master Blenders, whose mission is continually to push the boundaries of taste, have truly excelled in creating a blend and experience second to none.”
The Toro cigar draws on influences from the Dominican Republic and the Chefs’ home countries – Germany, Switzerland, USA, Great Britain and Hong Kong.
Its wrapper is from the Dominican Republic and its binder Negro San Andrés from Mexico. The filler is a combination of Dominican (Piloto Visus, Visus, Yamasá Visus, San Vicente Mejorado Ligero) and Nicaraguan (Estelí Visus) tobaccos.
The Chefs Edition – 50th Anniversary is limited to 5’000 boxes (50’000 cigars) worldwide and will only be available at Davidoff Flagship Stores and select Appointed Merchants as of September 2018.