The Dominican Academy of Gastronomy (ADG), during the International Tourism Fair (FITUR2022), held from January 19-23, presented the second edition of the Dominican Gastronomic Guide, which dedicates its cover to the emblematic cassava.
A first copy of this document was presented to His Excellency President Luis Abinader, as well as to the Honorable Minister of Tourism, David Collado, by a delegation from the Dominican Academy of Gastronomy headed by its president, Mr. Luis Ros.
“This guide, in addition to informing the world about the relevance of our gastronomy, represents the success of a joint effort between the public and private sectors to achieve the objectives of development and international positioning of Dominican gastronomy,” said Mr. Luis Ros.
President Luis Abinader thanked the important document and entrusted the Dominican Academy of Gastronomy with the preparation of a comprehensive action plan that includes all the necessary points to be adopted by the government to be executed and turn gastronomy into an important element of Dominican tourism.
Its pages invite you to discover the Dominican Republic through the cuisine of each region, including memorable gastronomic routes and experiences, outstanding recipes of native dishes, history, trends and culinary terms typical of Dominican culture.
“A special attraction of this guide is the selection of local dishes with their recipes chosen from the books of master chef Esperanza Lithgow; with this we make available to cooking enthusiasts and chefs some of the exquisite flavors of the Dominican Republic,” said the president of ADG, who also noted that “the document includes references to the restaurants established in the country that offer the most complete culinary selection of the Caribbean region, as well as a glossary with Dominican expressions from the fascinating world of Creole cuisine”.
This city is famous for its beaches and for the fortress-like complex at its center, the Diocletian’s Palace, erected by the Roman emperor in the 4th century. The charming seaside town of Split, the largest on the Adriatic coast, has lived under the rule of Rome, Venice, Austria, France, Italy and Yugoslavia. Here you will find a multitude of restaurants and wineries.
In the fourteenth place we have Playa del Carmen in Mexico.
It is one of the world’s top diving destinations thanks to its dynamic underwater life and dazzling aquatic caverns.
Fifteenth place went to Hawaii Island, Hawaii.
With a diverse ecology and low population density, Hawaii Island is larger than all the other famous islands in the archipelago combined.
The 16th place is occupied by Luxor in Egypt.
A city located on the banks of the Nile River in southern Egypt. It stands on the site of ancient Thebes, the capital of the pharaohs at the height of their power, during the 16th to 11th centuries B.C. The present city surrounds two huge surviving ancient monuments: the elegant temple of Luxor and the temple of Karnak, one mile to the north.
The 17th place was reserved for Quisqueya la bella.
The Dominican Republic is on the same path as the sun. It is known for its beaches, resorts and golf areas. Its terrain includes tropical forests, savannah and highlands, including Pico Duarte, the highest mountain in the Caribbean.
The capital Santo Domingo has Spanish-style elements, such as the 5-century-old Gothic-style Catedral Primada de América in the romantic Colonial Zone.
It has an interesting mix of caves, Victorian houses that look like chocolate and the tradition of pirates, in addition to 1440 km of coastline on its insular end, highlights the cable car that goes up to Mount Isabel de Torres and the impressive Saona Island.
The list of the world’s most fashionable tourist attractions includes other marvelous destinations such as: Charleston, South Carolina; St Martin / St Maarten; North Malé Atoll; Zanzibar, Zanzibar Archipelago and finally, La Fortuna de San Carlos in Costa Rica.