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The Casa de Campo Resort and Villas.

A Major New Food Festival At the Dominican Republic’s Top Resort 

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - September 18, 2023

The Dominican Republic’s leading resort has always been a magnet for lovers of golf, leisure, yachting, shopping, wellness and entertainment. 

But now the Casa de Campo Resort and Villas is looking to position itself in another significant category: food. 

Next month, Casa de Campo is holding its first-ever culinary festival, the first annual Casa de Campo Food and Wine Festival, in partnership with Invited. 

The festival, which runs Oct. 17-22, 2023, will bring together world-class chefs for a celebration of gastronomy and mixology. 

This year’s festival will include a star-studded list of attendees, including Hubert Keller and Akira Back, along with chefs and mixologists from the Invited network, which includes top golf and country clubs and sports clubs in 27 states. 

The schedule is filled with culinary events, including a welcome dinner at Minitas Beach; a pairing dinner at the Minitas Beach Club; a cook-off competition and glow golf party at the Teeth of the Dog Driving Range; and two days of sessions at the festival’s Tasting Pavilion. 

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The Teeth of the Dog golf course at Casa de Campo.

“The Dominican Republic is often credited as having the best beaches, best golf, and best amenities in the world, but our diverse and inspiring culinary scene can get overshadowed for those who haven’t yet experienced the unique flavors of the island for themselves. We wanted to create a comprehensive event for our guests to enjoy all this destination has to offer in the culinary realm and let our talent truly shine,” said Jason Kycek, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Casa de Campo Resort & Villas. “In partnership with Invited and featuring some of today’s hottest chefs in the industry, our inaugural Food & Wine Festival will immerse attendees in local and international cuisine in a fresh and exciting way.”  

Attendees can book three or five-day packages and enjoy some of the resort’s other outstanding amenities, from the Caribbean’s top golf offering (including the region’s top golf course, Pete Dye’s Teeth of the Dog), equestrian and even extrusions to Catalina Island. 

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The new wellness center at Casa de Campo.

The resort recently debuted a sparkling new wellness center that is considered the most state-of-the-art of its kind in the Caribbean, accompanied by Casa de Campo’s recently-launched Premier Club, a resort within a resort. 

“Casa de Campo is an amazing destination resort with fantastic epicurean offerings from comfort foods to sophisticated, gourmet cuisine,” said Sean DiCicco, Invited’s Senior Vice President of Food & Beverage Operations, “the opportunity for attendees to immerse themselves in all the resort has to offer and enjoy unique dining experiences, demonstrations and social functions that showcase some of Invited’s most talented chefs and mixologists working alongside Casa de Campo’s talented culinary team will be truly special.  Through our partnership, we’re creating an epicurean experience that will be second to none.”

For more, visit the Casa de Campo Food and Wine Festival

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