Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve, is launching a new “Hook-to-Cook” program.
Starting this month, guests at the Puerto Rico retreat have the opportunity to enjoy a half-day fishing excursion before retreating to La Cocina, the property’s interactive culinary education center, to enjoy a specially-crafted meal featuring the fish caught earlier that day.
Participating guests will venture out to sea with the resort’s concierge, as well as expert fishing instructors who will demonstrate the best methods for catching local deep-sea fish including Mahi-Mahi (also known as Dorado) and Wahoo.
Chefs at the resort will later prepare the fish while the guest fisherman look on and enjoy specially paired wines.
Using locally sourced produce, herbs grown on property and open fire cooking methods, Dorado Beach’s chef will enhance the natural flavors of the fish to serve a taste of Puerto Rican flavor.
The meal will be accompanied by an in-depth explanation of the culinary processes and inspiration behind the techniques and ingredients, as well as wine pairings for each course.
The experience is personally tailored to guests and can accommodate up to six people on each boat.
— Dana Niland, CJ Contributor