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For the second consecutive year Casa de Campo community members got a head start on the Thanksgiving holiday and preparations with a Best Turkey Competition because lets face it, Thanksgiving isn’t complete without some turkey! Everyone thinks they make the best turkey, so naturally, our fun loving community put them to the test!
On Wednesday, November 14th, 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 included some returning and new chefs: Vicky Giha, Gillian Speiser, Cristina Canela, Liliana Abel, Luci Morales, Amelia Pereyra, Loly Hazoury, and Arturo Vasquez.
Set in the homey atmosphere of Café Marietta with tables beautifully decorated which also included a delicious cupcake as an edible souvenir, friends gathered round eager to hear the results of the competition, judged by a panel of fine critics which included: Gabriella Reginato, Anthony Masas and Jesús Duran Aro. 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, Cristina Canela was deemed the #1 champion Amelia Pereyra and Luci Morales were awarded second and third places respectively!
All competitors were gifted with cool turkey awards, designed by none other than well-known Chavón artist 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 on Thursday, November 14th and provided by the organizers: