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May 6, 2014
  • Folklore show at Bellas Artes
  • Passion at Paradisus highly recommended
  • Delta Vacations: Honeymoons up five-fold
  • Punta Cana Food & Wine Festival
Folklore show at Bellas Artes
See the National Folkloric dance company at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Santo Domingo at shows being held every Tuesday in May at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm. The show, "Educando" (Educating), presents an overview of Dominican folklore, says Elizabeth Crooke, director of the National Folkloric Ballet. It is an educational and historical fun experience. The performance is free, but those attending are asked to reserve seats by calling 809 687-0504, extensions 2204, 2205, 2206.
Passion at Paradisus highly recommended
Paradisus Resorts brings a Slow Food-style experience to guests staying in Punta Cana at the Passion gourmet restaurant. Enjoy a dinner that is designed for food lovers who appreciate savoring the tastes at a slow pace, one after another.
It is the creation of Spanish six-Michelin-star chef, Martin Berasategui, who has more Michelin stars than any other Spanish chef as of 2013. Berasategui has created Passion at Paradisus Palma Real, a contemporary gourmet restaurant at the resort where a seven-course dinner lasting two-to-three hours is served, mainly for Paradisus guests, but it is also open to guests at other resorts with reservations. Local and international ingredients are paired with excellent reserve wines.
An example of a dish created with local ingredients for the sampler menu is pigeon pea stew with coriander, ginger, lobster and taro cream.
Passion offers a choice of ordering specific dishes or going for their Tasting Menu that comes with a wine tasting menu, too. They will accept substitutions for any of the dishes on the tasting menu that one cannot have for whatever reason. Waiters explain each serving and there are generous servings of wine.
Anyone choosing to splurge on this dinner should be prepared to go slow, tasting each course slowly and enjoying the very good wines that are served. Decor, service, culinary experience, wines make it all very good value for the US$75 price, including the wine.
There are two Passion restaurants in Punta Cana, one at the Paradisus Palma Real and another at the Paradisus Punta Cana.
The restaurant gets excellent reviews on TripAdvisor. It was elected the best restaurant in the Caribbean by Trip Advisor Traveler's Choice Restaurant Awards in 2013.
Delta Vacations: Honeymoons up five-fold
Delta Airlines sees the Dominican Republic as a growth market in the Caribbean, with a 30% increase over the past year. Steven Bradley of Delta Vacations comments that over the past two years, 2011-2013, the two gateways, Atlanta and New York have experienced over triple-digit growth. This is particularly into the Punta Cana International Airport. The airline has also started new services from Cincinatti and Pittsburgh into Punta Cana. Bradley said that there is substantial demand for special products and that honeymoons are up five-fold, and weddings four-fold. He says the company has doubled their adults-only business. Delta Vacations offers around 40 hotels in the Punta Cana area, with vacation packages for families and adults only. The company added vacation packages to Samana last year and also offers travel to Santo Domingo and La Romana, and land packages to Puerto Plata.
Punta Cana Food & Wine Festival
Jose Maria Ruiz (Segovia, Spain), Robert Reyes (California) and Takehiro Ohno (Argentina) are coming for the Punta Cana Food & Wine Festival scheduled for 6 and 7 June at the Paradisus Palma Real Resort in Punta Cana. There will be culinary demonstrations, tastings, special dinners and wine tastings. Day pass from US$65 or weekend package from US$695 per person double occupancy.

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