Patrick O'Connell at Eden Roc

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We’re sure you already know that here in Casa de Campo we’re all about good food, and we not only love indulging in the many delicious gastronomic events available here to us in Casa, we also enjoy the search for nearby foodie events from time to time.

Not long ago, we shared our review of El Mediterraneo, and here’s yet another reason for you to hop on over to the tasty restaurant for an afternoon. This Saturday, February 20th, Eden Roc cordially invites you to taste a new level of fine dining in the hands of Patrick O’Connell, a self-taught chef and owner of “The Inn at Little Washington” in Washington, Virginia. From it’s early days in 1978, he has brought the restaurant to international recognition and has garnered FIVE stars from Forbes Travel Guide in 2015 for the 24th year in a row. With more than 50 years of experience in the world of fine cuisine, his menu constantly changes along with the seasons and his moods. Some refer to Chef Patrick O’Connell  as “The Pope of American Cuisine.”

He comes to the Dominican Republic as part of a chef — exchange program, that will also see Jacob Jasinski of Seasons at Ocean House in Watch Hill, Rhode Island come April. The fantastic chefs will spend time in El Mediterraneo’s kitchen with Chef Gianluca Re Fraschini and whip up many savory delights. The Grand Dinner includes a welcome Champagne cocktail, 5-Course Menu, wine pairings and Cigar & Rum tasting after the dinner. Don’t miss a culinary experience like no other!

Grand Dinner by Chef Patrick O’Connell

Where: El Mediterraneo Restaurant at Eden Roc, Cap Cana When: Saturday, February 20th, 7pm Price: US$170 (+ 18% tax and 10% service charge) Reservations: (809) 695-5555

Mediterraneo Restaurant

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.