Davidoff Tour Gastronomique with Peter Knogl & Maria Marte


‘Tour Gastronomique’


For the first time in history, the Davidoff masterblenders have collaborated with six of the world’s top chefs to create Davidoff’s latest cigar creation, the “Davidoff Chefs Edition.” The cigar was crafted to be a perfect partner to round off an exquisite gourmet meal and augment the enjoyment of the memorable conversations that typically follow these meals.

“The Davidoff Chefs Edition offers fine dining an exceptional cigar for connoisseurs to enjoy after a culinary experience. This unique partnership with some of the world’s greatest chefs has been highly inspiring for our masterblenders to blend a memorable cigar,” believes Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard, gourmet and CEO of Oettinger Davidoff AG.

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 construction to its elegant color, whets the appetite for the cigar’s initial flavors, both nutty and sweet.
The flavors become richer and uplifting in the second third, with hints of citrus and bloomy fruit, conjuring up mountain grasslands surging with sap in spring. It offers a sensually rewarding, 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 extravaganza is crowned by a superb dessert.

Caribbean cuisine, marine flavours direct from the Domenican Republic.

Maria Marte

Club Allard, Madrid.Spain

3 Michelin stars


I was born in the Caribbean. I am quite familiar with tobacco and its leaves, because I have always seen them since I was small. Their aroma inspires one to a journey of sensual enjoyment: I could well imagine the Davidoff Chefs Edition with rum or hot chocolate made from good cocoa. The wonderful thing is that this cigar not only reminds me of my home, but also spurs me on to some special achievement in haute cuisine.

After an outstanding menu, creating a high-quality finale with this Davidoff cigar is certainly a highlight of my career, which began very modestly and now, with two Michelin stars, makes me proud and happy.

Peter Knogl

Restaurant Cheval Blanc Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois, Basel, Switzerland

18 points Gault&Millau  and 3 Michelin stars.

In cooking, it’s important to know where the products you use come from. It’s only whe you know their source and understand how they grow that you can put them to best use. I work with relish and this itself has, in the broadest possible sense, similar rhythms and requirements to blending a cigar.
The whole environment plays a role in the proper processing of the product, as is the case for wine. When I was creating this Davidoff Chefs Edition,it was important to me that every connoisseur would have fun with the product. 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.

‘Davidoff the Chef Edition’

FORMAT Toro FILLER San Vicente Mejorado Seco, San Vicente Mejorado Visus, Piloto Visus, and San Vicente Visus BINDER Ecuador Connecticut WRAPPER Habano 2000
To complement its robust and complex elegance, the Davidoff Chefs Edition pairs perfectly with anaged Cognac, Amarone, or Sauternes.

Davidoff Tour Gastronomique with Peter Knogl & Maria Marte