Santiago to host “Sabor Dominicano” festival in NYC

The second “Dominican Taste Festival 2022” (Dominican Taste Festival) to be held in this city by the “Dominican Chamber of Commerce in the USA” will be dedicated to the province of Santiago de los Caballeros.

It will also showcase products from Higüey, San Juan de la Maguana and Puerto Plata, among other areas of the country, announced its president, Elida Almonte.

The event will be supported by the Council for the Strategic Development of Santiago (CDES), a non-profit organization made up of representatives of the main public, private and citizen institutions of the province.

During the week of the festival, which begins on Monday, June 20, there will be a press cocktail on June 21 with tobacco and rum from the DR, a business round table on June 22, a gala dinner on June 23, and a Business Networking Brunch on June 24.

It will culminate on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th at Highbridge Park, located on Amsterdam Avenue and 175th Street, in Upper Manhattan, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

There will be pavilions “From Santiago”, “Tourism”, “Real Estate”, “Handicrafts”, “Agriculture”, “Gastronomy” and “Women Entrepreneurs”, among others.

The “Gastronomic” pavilion will be led by Dominican chef Amilkar Gonell, recent winner of the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest mangú.

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“We will also have the support of Vice Minister Carlos de la Mota, director of the Institute for Dominicans Abroad (INDEX),” said Almonte.

“We invite our compatriots to participate and support this event, which more than a festival is a platform for the promotion of culture, tourism, gastronomy, products, real estate and the entire productive area of our country and the community. It will be a great and productive meeting for all participants,” he said.

Accompanying Almonte during the press conference held last weekend in the Bronx were Samuel Sánchez, vice-president; Francisco Marte, secretary general; Maicol Peralta, treasurer; Matibel Pérez, public relations; Grecie Fernández, regional director; Silvia Smith, legal affairs; Luis Facundo, international; and Gisela Tejada, protocol.

Also present were Alina Dowe, director of community affairs in El Bronx County; Sammy Ravelo, former candidate for the presidency of El Bronx County; representatives of the Association of Chiringueros (Villa Riva-Duarte Province); community institutions, supermarkets, bodegas, restaurants, among other sectors.

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