Cap Cana – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic – February 14 – 17, 2018 

This Valentine’s Day and President’s Day Weekend, Eden Roc at Cap Cana hosted Michelin-starred Chef Roberto Allocca for an exclusive Culinary Extravaganza. The Executive Chef of one-star Michelin Restaurant, Il Relais Blu, was set to create an Five-course menu for a series of Delicious Journeys where he served Italian specialties with his own version of modern Italian cuisine for a special Valentine’s Day dinner on February 14th “Amore on the Coast” at BLUE Grill + Bar. Chef Allocca delivered an authentic Italian experience as it is characterized by its simplicity and freshness by creating traditional dishes with innovative cooking techniques. Fresh from the restaurant’s garden in Capri, Italy and the gastronomic culture of the Mediterranean, the Chef Allocca’smenu showcases a truly Italian cuisine dream experience. Highlighting Buffalo mozzarella with basil fraganced oil and Lemon risotto, this menu offered dishes that are simple classics yet modernized with neoteric techniques and twists.

In collaboration with Eden Roc at Cap Cana’s Executive Chef, Gianluca Re Frashcini, two extraordinary talents teamed up for an exclusive four hands dinner on February 17th for “Blu Eden” at Mediterraneo Restaurant, where Chef Roberto Allocca showcased the cuisine of his restaurant, Il Relais Blu. Chef’s recommendations included, Roasted lobster with potatoes artichoke and crustacean sabayon, Paccheri with grouper ragù, pumpkin flower, black pepper and roasted orange, and Duck magret lacquered with topinambur and provolone ravioli, accompanied by perfect wine pairing options by the resort’s exceptional Sommelier to further enhance the dining experience.

Gourmand’s and guests enjoyed Chef Roberto Allocca’s authentic Italian cuisine, where fresh ingredients were used and presented in innovative and refined classics without forgetting the true tradition.

About Eden Roc at Cap Cana


Eden Roc at Cap Cana is a five-star resort nestled in the most exclusive gated beachfront community of the Dominican Republic. The 30,000-acre Cap Cana community is home to pristine beaches, towering cliffs and tropical forests, a bustling marina, and the No. 1 golf course in the Caribbean and Mexico, a Jack Nicklaus signature course. Blending the impeccable standards of the French and Italian Rivieras with the warmth and relaxed charms of the Caribbean, Eden Roc at Cap Cana currently presents 32 lavish free-standing suites and two villas, all with private pools and remarkable comforts, 26 two-bedroom beachfront suites as well as a world-class spa spanning two separate facilities and beachfront scenery. The premier Punta Cana resort boasts the newly-enhanced Eden Roc Beach Club, featuring a private beach with a Blue Flag certification, infinity pool and new Nikkei-themed BLUE Grill + Bar. Culinary experiences include fine-dining Mediterraneo Restaurant with Executive Chef Gianluca Re Fraschini at the helm; oceanfront La Palapa, featuring international cuisine with traditional local influence; and a visiting celebrity chef series providing one of the most diverse gastronomic experiences in the Caribbean. The AAA Four-Diamond property is a proud member of the prestigious Relais & 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.