Eden Roc at Cap Cana Executive Chef embarks upon Relais & Châteaux US Culinary Tour

08 May 2018

Eden Roc at Cap Cana Executive Chef embarks upon Relais & Châteaux US Culinary Tour

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Dominican Republic - Eden Roc at Cap Cana Executive Chef embarks upon Relais & Châteaux US Culinary Tour

In an exciting culinary showcase tour across Relais & Châteaux's North American hotels, Eden Roc at Cap Cana's executive chef has announced dates for his summer residencies.

The resort's celebrated chef, Gianluca Re Fraschini, heads up Mediterraneo Restaurant will embark upon a six-date gastronomical journey, hosting exquisite dinners in US sister properties within the exclusive hotel collection. Beginning at the luxury country retreat Blantyre in Massachusetts, Re Fraschini will serve up authentic dishes from his home country in the hotel's Farm & Vine restaurant on 5th June with his Mediterranean Soirée, which will include pre cocktails dinner with canapes, follow by 4 course set menu. Guests can expect dishes such as Mediterranean ventresca, sardinian fregola, bottarga and whole petit veal shank braised with Amarone wine, polenta with black truffles from Norcia, crispy asparagus within a three or four course option.

This will be followed by a two-day residency at Ocean House in Rhode Island, one of only thirteen Forbes triple five-star hotels in the world. Here, Re Fraschini will serve up a Nikkei Extravaganza on the beach on 7th June, with a selection of signature classic and Peruvian cocktails and an array of raw food and Nikkei cuisine. Dishes will include Pork jowl nigiri, asado sauce, crunchy chicharron, Sesame seed tofu, lemon grass, sea scallops, quinoa paper and Squid filled with “carabinero prawns”, edamame and chupe sauce. This will be sandwiched on either side by the Mediterranean Soirée menu on 5th and 8th of June at the property's seaside terrace. All June events will also be supported by Eden Roc Cap Cana's Alberto García, Sous Chef at Mediterraneo, and Franck Heimburger, Mixologist.

About Eden Roc at Cap Cana

Eden Roc at Cap Cana is a five-star resort nestled in the most exclusive gated beachfront community of the Dominican Republic. The 30,000-acre Cap Cana community is home to pristine beaches, towering cliffs and tropical forests, a bustling marina, and the No. 1 golf course in the Caribbean and Mexico, a Jack Nicklaus signature course. Blending the impeccable standards of the French and Italian Rivieras with the warmth and relaxed charms of the Caribbean, Eden Roc at Cap Cana currently presents 32 lavish free-standing suites and two villas, all with private pools and remarkable comforts, 26 two-bedroom beachfront suites as well as a world-class spa spanning two separate facilities and beachfront scenery. The premier Punta Cana resort boasts the newly-enhanced Eden Roc Beach Club, featuring a private beach with a Blue Flag certification, infinity pool and new Nikkei-themed BLUE Grill + Bar. Culinary experiences include fine-dining Mediterraneo Restaurant with Executive Chef Gianluca Re Fraschini at the helm; oceanfront La Palapa, featuring international cuisine with traditional local influence; and a visiting celebrity chef series providing one of the most diverse gastronomic experiences in the Caribbean. The AAA Four-Diamond property is a proud member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux collection, as well as Virtuoso Hotels & Resorts, Ensemble Travel Group, Altour Hotel Collection, Fine Hotels & Resorts, Signature Travel Network, the International Association of Golf Tour Operators and Forbes Travel Guide.

About Chef Gianluca Re Fraschini

Hailing from the Province of Milan, Chef Gianluca has been involved in the world of food preparation for over 20 years and learned trade secrets from many well-known, globally renouned and skilled chefs. He has been responsible for the openings of many top-notch Italian Restaurants in various international hotel-chains including the distinctive “Carnevale” at Jumeirah Beach Hotel & Resort in Dubai, “La Reserva Rotana” hotel boutique in Spain, “Il Cavallino” in Luxemburg, “Aubergine” Mediterranean Restaurant in Tel Aviv Intercontinental Hotel... He became Executive Chef of Mediterraneo Restaurant in Eden Roc at Cap Cana in 2012.

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