Two nights filled with elegant creations and unique flavors, on January 24th and January 31st

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.  Eden Roc at Cap Cana, Relais & Chateaux’s first property in the Dominican Republic, welcomes 2015 in style thanks to the visit of Spanish chef Fernando P. Arellano for the celebration of two culinary events inspired by the cuisine and flavors of his restaurant Zaranda, winner of 1 Star in the Michelin Guide and valued as the Best Restaurant of the island of Mallorca, Spain.

Chef Arellano will present a memorable and fun experience on January 24th with a five-course tasting menu with wine pairings at Mediterraneo Restaurant, and an interactive dinner at La Palapa by Eden Roc on January 31st.

Both Mediterraneo Restaurant and La Palapa by Eden Roc, led by the resort’s Executive Chef, Hernán Griccini, outstand for their quality and culinary offerings. Mediterraneo Restaurant was rated with the coveted “Four Diamond Award 2014” by AAA (American Automobile Association). La Palapa by Eden Roc is one of the highest rated restaurants in the Eastern region of the Dominican Republic, currently occupying the 7th position of 163 restaurants in Punta Cana, according to TripAdvisor.

The menu created by Chef Arellano for the dinner on January 24th at Mediterraneo Restaurant, which presents a blend of unique flavors, aromas and textures, will include:  Sautéed scallops, green Apple and cauliflower; Honeyed and crunchy rice of pig’s trotters and mushrooms; Sobrasada-almond crusted Sea bass; Lamb shoulder confit with Moroccan spices and Sweetened goat Burrata cheese, basil jus and wine-strawberry sorbet.

The culinary career of Chef Arellano is a captivating story, his work experience and training includes some of Europe’s best restaurants such as: “Patrick Guilbaud” (Dublin), “Le Gavroche” (London), “Don Alfonso 1890” (Naples), “Maison Pic” (Valence) and “Can Fabes” (Barcelona), among others, which provided him with the necessary expertise and background to launch its own restaurant, Zaranda, in 2005 at the age of 27.

Shortly after its opening in Madrid, Zaranda was recognized as the “Best new restaurant in Madrid 2005” by Spanish newspaper “EL MUNDO” and the same award was given by the American publication “Food and Wine Magazine”. After 11 months being opened, Zaranda received its first star in the Michelin Guide and later, was also awarded two rosettes in Repsol Guide. Five years later, Zaranda moved to the Island of Mallorca.

Undoubtedly diners will enjoy a memorable dining experience in one of the best hotels in the region: Eden Roc at Cap Cana combines the elegance and glamour of the resorts of the Italian Rivieras with the relaxed charms of the Caribbean.   Each of the 34 free-standing suites feature their own swimming pool and relaxation area with complimentary Wi-Fi, bespoke toiletries by celebrated perfumer Laura Tonatto, smart technology iPad to control room settings and additional in-room amenities.  Eden Roc at Cap Cana also offers five restaurants and bars including the signature Mediterraneo, access to the Caleton Beach Club, a 4,090-square-foot swimming pool, Solaya Spa, Koko Kid’s Club, intimate meeting space and one Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf course at Punta Espada, among other leisure activities.

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About Eden Roc at Cap Cana

Redefining luxury in the Dominican Republic, Eden Roc at Cap Cana, the premier property by Solaya Hotels & Resorts, consists of 34 freestanding suites that offer its jet-setting guests an unprecedented level of intimate luxury that personifies glamour. Eden Roc at Cap Cana privileges to spoil further with extravagant amenities such as the resort’s full service spa, golf course at Punta Espada, Caletón Beach Club, Koko Kids Club, six diverse culinary selections and more. The resort was named to Conde Nast Traveler’s 2013 Hot List, Travel + Leisure’s 2014 IT List and joined the prestigious Relais & Chateaux in November 2013.


About Relais & Châteaux

Established over half a century ago, Relais & Châteaux is an association of the world’s finest hoteliers, chefs and restaurateurs that has set the standard for excellence in hospitality. Relais & Châteaux has redefined luxury hospitality by emphasizing holistic experiences that transport its guests, taking them on a journey and introducing them to a deeper, truer understanding of the Art of Living. Relais & Châteaux is an exclusive collection of more than 520 of the finest charming hotels and gourmet restaurants in 60 countries. The prestigious families of hoteliers and Grands Chefs from all over the world share a passion for and personal commitments to ensuring their guests are privy to moments of exceptional harmony, an unforgettable celebration of the senses. From the vineyards in the Napa Valley to the Fiji Islands, from the olive trees in Provence, to the lodges in South Africa, Relais & Châteaux offers all the stops on the finest route for discovering each special place and country. For more information, visit