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Dominican Republic celebrated GastroDR in London

22 March 2018

The Dominican Republic London Embassy hosted a five course-dinner prepared by local chefs Martín González, Patricia de Marchena and Victor Sánchez on Sunday 4th March.

Dominican Republic Tourist Board

 

The Dominican Republic London Embassy hosted a five course-dinner prepared by local chefs Martín González, Patricia de Marchena and Victor Sánchez on Sunday 4th March. This was the second year GastroDR (Dominican Gastromony) was held in the UK. GastroDR is a collaboration of chefs and other stakeholders working to improve consumers’ diets and habits from “Farm to Fork”.

“This event celebrates our culinary delights with a clear purpose: to position our traditions and talents firmly on the international culinary scene. GastroDR aim is to promote our chefs, our recipes, our products and of course nutrition”, said Federico Alberto Cuello Camilo, Dominican Ambassador in London, at the opening of the banquet, which also celebrated in London the 174th Anniversary of the independence of the Dominican Republic.

The Dinner was prepared with traditional Dominican Republic ingredients readily available in the UK, and hosted 60 guests made up of diplomats, culinary critics and special guests in the Hispania restaurant, with a menu of plantain pockets stuffed with crab and roasted garlic, fish with macadamia aguají sauce and stewed guinea fowl on a nest of purple taro mash. Followed by a dessert of tangy mango with honey and rum, pineapple meringue and a cream of passion fruit and goat cream. A vegan version of the menu was also available.

GastroDR contributes to the new nutritional plan of the Health Ministry; the improvement of nutrition in state schools; the role of gastronomy as part of the country brand promoted by the Centre for Exports and Investment (Pro Dominicana); and the Charity Chefs (Chefs Solidarios) program.

This dinner was sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism and the valuable contributions of Brugal Rum from Edrington, wines from Hispania Restaurant, Dominican Republic fresh produce from TropiFruit, chocolates from Kah Kow, Santo Domingo coffee from CHG Inter-Trading and the independent trial menu evaluation of the Ministry of Tourism and the Dominican Academy of Gastronomy.

Guests were invited to follow GastroDR through their new webpage www.gastrodr.com.do for further activities of the chefs, their recipes, ingredients and their seasonality.

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