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A journey to Santiago de los Caballeros is a journey into the world of Davidoff

Davidoff Factory Santiago Featured

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Davidoff Factory Santiago Featured

In 10 days the Davidoff Tour Gastronomique – Art & Gourmet Weekend begins, and we can think of nothing more enjoyable than the exquisite pairing of Chef Peter Knogl’s fine cuisine with exclusive cigars by Davidoff. On February 18th we take a Viaje al Origen

The first day starts early — a private plane takes us from La Romana Airport to Santiago de los Caballeros. From there, we travel on to Jicomé. The town is in the Valverde Province of the Dominican Republic. After a drive of about 45 minutes, we arrive at El Rancho in Jicomé and take a break for breakfast before traveling further to the ranch and the tobacco plantations. Here, we will be shown the secrets of the high art of tobacco cultivation and the proper way to harvest tobacco leaves.

As new tobacco experts, we make our way on to Villa Gonzalez. This city is located about 14 kilometres to the northwest of Santiago de los Caballeros and mainly lives from agriculture and tobacco cultivation. The high quality of snuff and cigar tobacco which is grown in this region is internationally recognized, and this is where the Davidoff estate is situated.

Davidoff Fields at Santiago

In 1990, Davidoff relocated its production to the Dominican Republic and only a few years later it launched legends such as “Aniversario”, “Classic”, “Mille”, Grand Cru”, Special” and “Millennium Blend”. In order to maintain high standards, the quality control for Davidoff cigars comprises several stages. After three quality checks during the manufacturing process, the products are finally inspected before the cigars are shipped to the distribution centres in Weil am Rhein (Germany), Basel (Switzerland) and Stamford (Connecticut, USA). 

Davidoff Cigars

In the evening, the choice is available to fly back to the Casa de Campo Resort by private plane, or stay the night in Hotel Gran Almirante in Santiago de los Caballeros, spending the evening with dinner in the company of some of the Davidoff master blenders as well as a cigar and rum pairing.

Pictures are a courtesy of Davidoff.

Davidoff Art Initiative Studio

Art & Gourmet Cocktail

Open Studio visits & drinks at Davidoff Art Residency.

  • Where: Altos de Chavón
  • When: Friday, February 19th
  • Time: 5pm – 7pm

Art & Gourmet Cocktail at Dye Fore

Enjoy signature dishes presented by Peter Knogl, 3 Michelin starred Chef from Switzerland and our very own Anthony Masas, Executive Chef at Casa de Campo. Dishes are accompanied by cocktails, wine and freshly rolled Davidoff cigars.

  • Time: 7pm – 10pm
  • Cost: US$150 per person. Number of tickets are limited.

For further information, package prices and reservations, please contact: [email protected] or Concierge here in Casa de Campo, (809) 523-3333 ext. 3165 and 3166.

Gerâuchter Aal rote Beete schwarzer Knoblauch und Wasabi

Davidoff White Gourmet Night

Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy fine cuisine, drinks and Caribbean beats at Minitas Beach. Peter Knogl will take you on a culinary journey of a 5-Course Gourmet dinner, paired with exclusive wines, rum and freshly rolled cigars. During the event, you will be part of the global launch of a special Davidoff Limited Edition Cigar exclusively created for Davidoff Tour Gastronomique Weekend.

Where: Beach Club, Playa Minitas

When: Satuday, February 20th, 2016, 7pm – midnight

Cost: US$360 per person. Number of tickets are limited.

For further information, package prices and reservations, please contact: [email protected] or Concierge here in Casa de Campo, (809) 523-3333 ext. 3165 and 3166.

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Gourmet Island BBQ

Enjoy an exciting catamaran trip to a secluded island “Playita Privada”  culminating in a high-end Seafood BBQ presented by Swiss 3 Michelin starred Chef Peter Knogl with amazing wines and cigars on the beach.

Where: Playita Privada

When: Sunday, February 21st, 10am– 3pm

Cost: US$190 per person. Number of tickets are limited.

For further information, package prices and reservations, please contact: [email protected] or Concierge here in Casa de Campo, (809) 523-3333 ext. 3165 and 3166.

Casa de Campo Davidoff Tour

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