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Thanksgiving isn’t complete without some turkey! For the third consecutive year, Casa de Campo community members got a head start this year on the holiday and preparations with a Best Turkey Competition. Everyone thinks they make the best turkey, so naturally, our fun-loving community put them to the test! 

On Thursday, November 21st, despite the rainy weather, the community came to Altos de Chavón to witness the fun competition which brought together a group of residents who put on their chef’s hats and aprons and competed to see just who can roast the best turkey. This year the group of included some returning and new chefs: Angelly Varela, Dilafruz Teshaeva, Josefina Pichardo, Liliana Abel, Nikol Morillo, Susana Joa, Robert Ray, Patricia Proaño, Zamira Logroño, Arturo Vasquez, Ricardo Bello Hijo, and Angie Pannocchia. 

Set in the homey atmosphere of Café Marietta, tables were packed as friends enjoyed a delicious dinner and were eager to hear the results of the competition, judged by a panel of fine critics which included: Gabriella Reginato, Chef Anthony Masas, Charles Keusters, and Jesús López Haro. They were quick to note which turkeys provided the most flavor, the savoriest sauce, and came with the biggest WOW factor. Café Marietta provided some stellar sides which included appetizing dressing, rice, and salad. In the end, Angelly Varela was deemed the #1 champion!

All competitors were gifted with cool turkey awards, designed by Chavónero Argenis Lebron and 100% of the event’s proceeds benefitted the Hogar del Niño. A raffle at the end of the night was a surprise to attendees and had several lucky winners receiving awesome prizes! Congratulations to the organizers for continuing with this cool new tradition, the participants for whipping up a delicious feast, and attendees for supporting their fellow neighbors and the children of La Romana. We’re lucky to be part of such a great community.

View more photos from the Best Turkey Competition taken by Bryan de la Cruz on Thursday, November 21st:

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