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August 24, 2010
  • Asonahores tradeshow this week
  • Gastronomy circuit starts
  • Centro Leon reopened Sat 21 August
  • Presidente Latin Music Festival
Asonahores tradeshow this week
The National Hotel & Restaurant Association is hosting the 24th Annual Asonahores Trade Show at the Dominican Fiesta Hotel convention halls. More than 80 companies are participating in the tradeshow and pre-booked appointments program.
This year the event is dedicated to Codetel on the 80th anniversary of its support for the national tourism industry and Asonahores activities. The tradeshow opens on Wednesday, 25 August at 6:30pm and the showroom is open until 10pm.
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Gastronomy circuit starts
A selection of Dominican restaurants is offering a sampling of Dominican cuisine to mark the occasion of the celebration of the 2010 American Capital of Culture in Santo Domingo. The slogan is that "culture goes from mouth to mouth!" and the idea is to highlight the roots of Dominican gastronomy while innovating by creating new dishes using Dominican elements. The plan is to create a Neo-Dominican Cuisine by the end of this year of testing, by offering the new dishes to restaurant-goers in Santo Domingo.
The calendar for the event is:
August: Fusion cooking. Taste the foods from the roots of Dominican cooking, reinterpreted, mixed and transformed by other culinary traditions, given that we are living in a globalized and globalizing world.
September: Dominican tapas. Taking from the Andalusian and Spanish tradition, these small sized dishes are for tasting new delicious and creative delicacies.
October: Mixing the sea and a taste of coconuts. Taste foods from the sea with a touch of coconut, as well as a selection of coconut desserts.
November: Tobacco and rum blend well together to reveal new, unexpected and exquisite flavors.
December: After five months of testing, the variety and creativity of Dominican cooking comes together with what will be known as Neo-Dominican Cuisine.
Participating restaurants are: Vesuvio Malecon, Scherezade Restaurant, Samurai, Meson de la Cava, Marrana, Enzo, Cane, El Agave, Mitre, Atarazana, Bistro, Boga Boca, Buen Provecho, Hard Rock Cafe, La Briciola, Lincoln Road, Meson de Bari, Mijas, Neptuno's, Olivo, Pat e Palo, Angelo, Boca Marina, Caffe Milano, Il Capuccino, Casa Mencia, Marocha, Museo del Jamon, Porter House and Vesuvio Tiradentes.
The event is being organized by the Dominican Restaurants Association (Aderes).
Centro Leon reopened Sat 21 August
Centro Leon Centro Cultural Eduardo Leon Jimenes re-opened on Saturday, 21 August after several weeks of renovating. The Santiago-based center is the country's most active cultural center with community outreach programs.
General admission is RD$100, children under 12 pay RD$70. On Tuesday, admission is free. Guided tours in Spanish are RD$200 by appointment.
Presidente Latin Music Festival
Don't miss electrifying nights with capacity crowds at the Felix Sanchez Olympic Stadium in Santo Domingo this weekend. The Presidente Latin Music Festival brings together Latin rock, merengue, bachata, salsa and much more from Friday, 27 August through Sunday, 29 August. This time around, a DJ will begin warming up the music fans at 6pm. At 6:30pm, local rock groups will be playing. As of 7:30pm, the scheduled performers begin.
Friday, 27 August: Luis Vargas, Luis Miguel del Amargue, Aljadaqui, Juanes, Omega, Don Omar, Pavel Nunez and Wason Brazoban.
Saturday, 28 August: DJ, Tito el Bambino, Luis Enrique, Luis Fonsi, Juan Luis Guerra and Bocatabu.
Sunday, 29 August: DJ, MarteO Venus, Toque Profundo, Wisin y Yandel, Camila, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Fernando Villalona, Eddy Herrera, Sergio Vargas and Milly Quezada.

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