DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (February 2022) — The Caribbean’s most prized boutique hotel, Eden Roc Cap Cana, will be initiating their Culinary Event series elevating their dining experience with the best chef’s era and merging culinary flavors from corners of the world. 

Eden Roc Cap Cana will collaborate with Zaranda, a Two Michelin Stars restaurant in Mallorca, Spain. Headline it by awarded executive Chef Fernando Arellano, which will bring their creating cooking and classic Mediterranean recipes to the Caribbean.

The menu combines Chef’s Arellano innovating dishes with our Chef’s Director Adriano Venturini’s local Caribbean flair.

Our Signature Restaurant La Palapa will be showcasing this event from March 3rd to March 6th, finalizing the tour with a special menu and wine pairing at Blue Restaurant.

March 3rd to March 5th:

Zaranda Signature Dishes 

Fernando Arellano will make his signature dishes from Zaranda restaurant, integrating them into our menu as specials every day until Saturday at La Palapa Restaurant.    

March 5th:

Zaranda embrace Blue Restaurant 

A special Gastronomic signature menu. Adriano Venturini, our Chef Director of Eden Roc, will join the awarded Chef Fernando Arellano for a memorable dining experience at Blue. 

March 6th:

Eden Roc Continues with Zaranda Signature Dishes

Adriano and his team will extend Fernando’s master mind creations in our menus one more day at La Palapa

About Eden Roc Cap Cana:

As the only Relais & Châteaux hotel in the Dominican Republic, Eden Roc Cap Cana prides itself on an exceptional dining experience. Eden Roc Cap Cana offers travelers an ultra-luxe boutique resort with 65 guest rooms and suites, the world’s first-ever brand-new Natura Bissé Spa, Mediterranean -inspired restaurants, and unique family programming. Eden Roc Cap Cana is ideal for families, couples, newlyweds, and those seeking exceptional gastronomy experiences. 

About Fernando Arellano:

Fernando Pérez Arellano, born in Madrid, has developed most of his professional working in different countries. In addition to perfecting his skills in the kitchen, he became a polyglot. After having gone through some of the best cuisines in Europe such as “Patrick Guilbaud” (Dublin), “Le Gavroche” (London), “Don Alfonso 1890” (Naples), “Maison Pic” (Valencia, France), and “Can Fabes” (Barcelona) Fernando acquired the necessary experience to carry out his project. In September 2005, he opened the doors of Zaranda, a small and modest restaurant in Madrid’s San Bernardino Street. 11 months after its opening, Zaranda received its first star in the Michelin Guide. 

Five years later, Zaranda and his entire team faced a new challenge and moved their project to Mallorca, where Fernando has found the perfect place to develop his creativity. In November 2015, Zaranda was awarded its second Michelin start being since then the only restaurant on the island to hold the award.

About Adriano Venturini

With a strong background in luxury and Michelin star restaurants, including Le Gavroche in London, two Michelin starred restaurants in Italy and a variety of high-end hotel restaurants from brands such as Fairmont and ME, Venturini has a wealth of experience and passion – especially around sustainability. With a focus on the hotel’ environmentally friendly food sourcing, ethical fishing methods, responsible farming and Head to tail’ zero waste menus, Venturini oversees Mediterranean Restaurant, La Palap and Blue Bar + Grill as the Culinary Director of Eden Roc Cap Cana “.

About Relais & Chateaux

Established in 1954, Relais & Châteaux is an association of more than 580 landmark hotels and restaurants operated by independent innkeepers, chefs, and owners who share a passion for their businesses and a desire for authenticity in their relationships with their clientele.

Relais & Châteaux was established around the globe, from the Napa Valley vineyards and French Provence to the beaches of the Indian Ocean. It introduces a lifestyle inspired by local culture and a unique dip into human history.

Relais & Châteaux members have a driving desire to protect and promote the richness and diversity of the world’s cuisine and traditions of hospitality. They are committed to preserving local heritage and the environment, as encompassed in the Charter presented to UNESCO in November 2014.

About Cap Cana

Cap Cana a city destination, located in the heart of the Caribbean, on the eastern shores of the Dominican Republic. This exclusive real estate and hotel tourist enclave is recognized among the best of the Caribbean.

Celebrating their 20th Anniversary this year. Cap Cana is a destination that offers a state-of-the-art Marina perfect place to sail through the beautiful shores, to white-sand beaches and home of Punta Espada par 72 Golf course design by Jack Nicklaus, that accentuates nature and views of the Caribbean Sea.