Paradisus Palma Real will celebrate the first edition of the gastronomic platform “The Epicure by Paradisus” from November 3 to 6, with the objective of promoting Dominican gastronomy.
The event will have as special guests chefs Germán Ortega, Michelin Star; Roberto Capone, who has five Italian cuisine stars and Leandro Díaz, renowned Dominican chef and director of Casa Gastronómica Dominicana.
The information was offered by Francisco Camps, Area Managing, director Dominican Republic of Meliá Hotels International, who indicated to arecoa.com that the event has been held for three years in Mexico and has wanted to promote it in the Dominican Republic as well.
“The activity will have three chefs, one Spanish, one Italian and one Dominican, with the objective that during the three days the chefs can be with the clients doing two masterclasses and interacting and showing them how some of the dishes are prepared; and the main evening will be a dinner with a 9-course menu where each one will prepare two dishes to enjoy Dominican gastronomy,” he explained.
He said that within the Paradisus concept there is the Destination Inclusive, which means that each of the countries where the chain has hotels must synergize and integrate into the activities.
“The country has to participate in the hotel and the hotel in the country. Culture, gastronomy, tradition… have to be part of the hotel’s offer because we can’t fool ourselves… we all sell rooms but what clients are looking for are experiences and an experience in the Dominican Republic without the Dominicans would not be a memorable experience,” Camps said.
He also emphasized that “it is an honor for Paradisus Palma Real to have as special guests chefs Roberto Capone, Germán Ortega and Leandro Díaz, who will grace the First Edition of The Epicure”.
“It will be an exceptional culinary event that aims to highlight the richness of Dominican gastronomy”, he added.
During The Epicure by Paradisus celebration there will also be two Masterclasses, one on Friday, November 3 at 4:00 pm with Chef Germán Ortega and another on Sunday, November 5 at 12 noon by Chef Roberto Capone.
On Saturday, November 4 at 8:00 p.m., a nine-course dinner with the renowned chefs will be held at the specialty restaurant “MINA” of the Paradisus Palma Real hotel.
Chef Germán Ortega is a native of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, trained in Sweden, England and several cities in Spain, Germán Ortega has worked in the kitchens of renowned chefs such as Ferrán Adriá, Laurent Tassel and Andrew Hamer.
Chef Roberto Capone is an enthusiast of Spanish gastronomy, the Italian Roberto Capone has run for more than three decades the restaurants “La Antigua Tahona” and “La Posada del Campanario”, reference restaurants in the Sierra Norte de Madrid, where he used the seasonal products offered by the natural environment to prepare succulent seasonal dishes.
While Chef Leandro Díaz, is an outstanding Dominican chef, widely recognized, selected as a judge of MasterChef Dominican Republic, becoming the most popular chef, followed and appreciated by the Dominicans.