Featured Image Jacob Jasinski at El Mediterraneo
In case you missed the exquisite dining experience that took place earlier this month featuring Chef Jacob Jasinski visiting El Mediterraneo Restaurant at Eden Roc we’re bringing you a special recap. The renowned chef of Seasons at Ocean House in Rhode Island participated in a chef-exchange program that wowed guests with presentation and taste. The ambiance at El Mediterraneo  is not one to be easily compared with, boasting an elegant dining room that sits with floor to ceiling windows that look out onto its stone terrace. See our food review from the luxury restaurant here. The resort itself belongs to the Relais & Châteaux consortium that brings together a collection of gourmet restaurants, luxury hotels, resorts and villas, and is distinguished by having the best chefs in the world. Jacob Jasinski added to the grandeur of the evening, preparing a menu alongside Eden Roc’s Executive Chef Gianluca Re Franschini with a selection of canapes with oysters, goat cheese gnocchi, and veal tartar, amuse bouche, an appetizer of citrus cured lobster, and a main course of escabeche turbot, beef with mushroom potato puree, and a dessert of goat cheese with hazelnut, berries and honey. The two chefs hunted for fresh ingredients during a trip to the market and picked up some surprises for guests of the evening.
One thing that I was very very excited to come down and be graciously asked to do this dinner was the opportunity to see and work with new people, new ingredients and to feed new and different people that have different palettes.” – Jacob Jasinski
Jacob Jasinski and Gianluca Re Franschini mingled with guests throughout the evening, where they received many compliments and praise. Following the dinner, attendees sipped on Brugal Leyenda paired with a selection of cigars. The chef exchange program will have Chef Gianluca Re Fraschini visiting Ocean House in May. We’re sure it’s going to be a treat. The following pictures were taken Saturday, April 2nd at The Grand Dinner with Chef Jacob Jasinski at El Mediterraneo and are provided by Eden Roc Resort at Cap Cana:


Showcasing Mediterranean specialties, Eden Roc at Cap Cana’s main restaurant presents an unparalleled dining experience for culinary enthusiasts who appreciate the intricacies of fine cuisine. Inspired by years of research, the menu exudes a journey of flavors and ingredients from Mediterranean cultures and blends local elements with specialties flown in from artisanal suppliers in Europe. Breakfast offerings include an appetizing buffet spread with traditional favorites and local staples. In the evening, Mediterraneo presents an impeccable menu for four courses. Complementing the delectable menu is the alluring ambiance at Mediterraneo. The décor presents a subtle elegance, rich yet simple. For alfresco dining, the restaurant has a charming terrace area that overlooks the pool and lush greenery beyond. Mediterraneo is open daily for breakfast, from 7:30am to 11am, and for dinner, Mondays to Saturdays, from 7pm to 10pm. Reservations for dinner are always highly recommended and can be made by calling (809) 695-5555.