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The Paradisus Resorts, Melia Hotels International’s luxurious all-inclusive brand, announces the expansion of its partnership with seven-star Michelin Chef Martin Berasategui to its Punta Cana properties. The expansion into the Dominican Republic will introduce two unique concepts by Chef Berasategui-whose eponymous restaurant in Lasarte-Oria, Spain is the recipient of three Michelin stars- to every Paradisus property.
21 April 2012 will mark the openings of both Passion by Martin Berasategui at Paradisus Palma Real and Fuego Gastro Bar at Paradisus Punta Cana. Read More→
photo courtesy of www.dominicancooking.com
Here’s another mouth watering and easy recipe from Aunt Clara at www.dominicancooking.com
We tried it out and it’s delicious! The ingredients are easily found internationally (anatto or bija http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annatto )
See their link below for the full and illustrated recipe:
La Yola is undoubtedly one of the finest dining experiences in Punta Cana. The restaurant sits on stilts over the shimmering, turquoise waters of Punta Cana marina inside the grounds of Puntacana Resort & Club just south of the airport (see Map 7). La Yola takes its name and architectural design from the local wooden fishing boats.
Under a cana thatched roof diners can enjoy an excellent selection of Mediterranean and traditional Dominican cuisine and fresh seafood. Most of the seafood is caught locally by the fishermen at the marina. Fishing around the area is strictly monitored by the Marine Conservation Department of the Puntacana Ecological Foundation. A coastal marine project has been set up to evaluate the coastal waters and encourage the local fishermen to practice sustainable fishing. So the locally caught fish you eat at La Yola will be both deliciously fresh and eco friendly! Read More→
Editor’s note: March 2013 Acqua Beach Club is now under new ownership and is now known as Poseidon.
Acqua Beach Club is a restaurant & bar located right on Bavaro beach in front of Bibijagua Shopping Plaza and between IFA Villas Bavaro and Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe.
See Map 4 and Map 5 Read More→
Dominican Republic Ecotourism
From 1st April to 31st July it is prohibited by law to fish for lobster in the Dominican Republic. This is to protect the lobsters during their mating season. Imported lobster is allowed by permission but obviously it will not be fresh.
Another positive step towards sustainable fishing practices on the island
Update: nearly all lobster served in the resorts is imported.