PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – July 11, 2014 – Eden Roc at Cap Cana, Relais & Chateaux’s first property in the Dominican Republic, today announced that its signature restaurant Mediterraneo has received the coveted 2014 AAA Four Diamond rating. Fewer than three percent of the nearly 30,000 restaurants approved by AAA are awarded this prestigious recognition from a panel of professional inspectors, the hospitality industry, and over 54 million AAA/CAA members.
The achievement comes at an opportune time as the restaurant recently hired Jerome Bondaz to serve as the new Chef de Cuisine. Chef Bondaz comes to Eden Roc at Cap Cana from Europe where he cooked in critically-acclaimed and Michelin-starred kitchens in Spain, Monaco, Switzerland and his native France. He will continue to create world-class cuisine that takes guests on a journey of the flavors and ingredients of the Mediterranean combined with local Caribbean elements paired with the finest French, Italian, Spanish, American and South American wines.
Some new dishes from the menu include:
- Carnaroli rice and sautéed baby lobster
- Celery and black truffle soup
- Ricotta gnocchi with fava beans and petit pois ragout and mint
- Lamb cutlets with sautéed artichoke and Gaeta olives and tomato confit
- Whole local fish baked in sea salt with roasted spring onions, zucchini and red pepper coulis.
Up next for Chef Bondaz is to further develop the restaurant’s “Route de Bonheur” dinners by creating special five-course degustation menus each month that focus on a different cuisines around the world. He will also continue to lead interactive tastings of the restaurant’s collection of olive oils and vinegars from around the Mediterranean as an add-on experience available to groups staying at the resort.
Eden Roc at Cap Cana is located just 20 minutes from the Punta Cana International Airport and is inspired by the glamorous resorts of the French and Italian Rivieras. 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. The resort also offers five restaurants and bars, access to the Caleton Beach Club, a 4,090-square-foot swimming pool, Solaya Spa, Koko Kid’s Club, and one Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf course at Punta Espada, among other leisure activities.
To make a reservation at Mediterraneo, both resort guests and non-resort guests may contact (809) 695-5555 or (809) 469-7469, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Mediterraneo is open daily for breakfast, from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., and for dinner, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. from Monday to Saturday.
Rates at Eden Roc at Cap Cana begin at $800 for the entry level junior garden view suite. For more information on special packages and seasonal offers, please visit www.edenroccapcana.com.
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. Eden Roc at Cap Cana is proud member of Virtuoso Hotels & Resorts, Ensemble Travel Group, Altour Hotel Collection and Fine Hotels & Resorts.
About Solaya Hotels & Resorts
Solaya Hotels & Resorts is a privately held company with its main interest in the development of ultra-luxurious boutique hotels. Eden Roc at Cap Cana will be the first luxury resort from the group and will set the vision and tone for the company’s future growth within the hospitality industry. Solaya was born from the passion and quest for excellence of its founders, who have created a unique concept of intimate luxury.