Article repost from Food and Beverage Magazine

As part of an ongoing chef exchange series that highlights Relais & Châteaux’s most celebrated chefs, Eden Roc at Cap Cana is honored to announce two esteemed chefs headlining the upcoming dinner events, including Chef Francis Wolf from Montreal’s Manoir Hovey this November, and Chef Justin Cogley of California’s L’Auberge Carmel in January 2017. Alongside Eden Roc’s Executive Chef Gianluca Re Fraschini, the chef duo will create special menus inspired by the flavors and beauty of their respective properties.

Francis Wolf, Chef de Cuisine, Le Hatley Restaurant, Manoir Hovey

Saturday, November 19, 2016


Recognized as an innovative chef, Chef Wolf has been with Manoir Hovey for 14 years. He began his career in his home province of Quebec with an apprenticeship, and later honed his skills at various celebrated New York restaurants under the watch of praised chefs including Alain Ducasse, Daniel Boulud and Charlie Palmer. Wolf continues his education by regularly traveling to the United States and Europe for inspiration from the world’s greatest restaurants and seeks harmony between textures and flavors in his dishes. At Eden Roc, Chef Wolf is looking forward to discovering new flavors of the Caribbean and working with Chef Re Fraschini to develop the menu and share tastes from his homeland.

“A taste of Canada in Punta Cana” will be a dinner celebration on Saturday, November 19, at 7:30 p.m. The price is $190.00 per person plus taxes, and includes a welcome cocktail and five-course menu.

Justin Cogley, Executive Chef, Aubergine Restaurant, L’Auberge Carmel
Saturday, January 14, 2017


Recently nominated for the James Beard Foundation Award for 2016 Best Chef: West, and recipient of the prestigious title of Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux in 2013, Chef Cogley joined L’Auberge in 2011. With delicate interplay between creativity, tradition, and respect for his ingredients, Cogley’s food is deeply unique. His style is a sophisticated balance between innovation and unwavering deference for the finest ingredients he procures. Previously, Cogley worked at Charlie Trotter’s critically acclaimed restaurant in Chicago and helped to open the Elysian Hotel as Executive Sous Chef.

Chef Cogley will headline “Gifts from the Pacific” dinner on January 14, 2017. The price is $180.00 per person plus taxes, and includes cocktails, canapés, and a five-course menu.As part of the culinary series, Eden Roc at Cap Cana has enjoyed the privilege of hosting two iconic American chefs this year, including the distinguished Chef Patrick O’Connell of The Inn at Little Washington in February, and Chef Jacob Jasinski of Ocean House in Rhode Island in March.
For more information about Eden Roc at Cap Cana and these events, please call +1 (809) 469-7469 or visit www.edenroccapcana.com.

About Eden Roc at Cap Cana
Eden Roc at Cap Cana is a five-star resort nestled in the exclusive, beachfront community of Cap Cana at the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic. The 30,000-acre community is home to pristine beaches, towering cliffs and tropical forests, as well as a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course and bustling marina. Blending the impeccable standards of the French and Italian Rivieras with the warmth and relaxed charms of the Caribbean, Eden Roc at Cap Cana lavishes guests with remarkable comforts, amenities and beachfront scenery. In addition, the resort boasts a newly-renovated Beach Club, infinity pool and Solaya Spa. Culinary experiences include fine-dining Mediterraneo Restaurant with Executive Chef Gianluca Re Fraschini at the helm;; and oceanfront La Palapa featuring international cuisine with traditional local influence. A second phase of will reveal a new restaurant and expanded spa in winter 2016. The AAA Four-Diamond property is a proud member of the prestigious Relais and Châteaux collection, as well as Virtuoso Hotels & Resorts, Ensemble Travel Group, Altour Hotel Collection, Fine Hotels & Resorts, Signature Travel Network, the International Association of Golf Tour Operators and Forbes Travel Guide.

About Relais & Châteaux
Relais & Châteaux is an exclusive collection of over 520 of the finest charming hotels and gourmet restaurants in 60 countries. The prestigious family of hoteliers and Grands Chefs from around the world shares a passion and a personal commitment to ensure that customers are aware of moments of exceptional harmony, an unforgettable celebration of the senses.