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Restaurant Week now in Santo Domingo, Punta Cana and Santiago

Restaurant Week, the offspring of “SDQ Gastronómico 2022” is set for 19 to 22 October 2022 in Punta Cana, within the framework of the National Hotel & Tourism Association Commercial Exposition. Subsequently, the traditional Noche de Tapas will take place on 8 November in Santo Domingo. And then from 14 to 20 November 2022, restaurants in the cities of Santiago and Santo Domingo will be hosting Restaurant Week.

This is the time to enjoy as chefs of leading restaurants innovate and present special menus at special prices to attract new and old patrons.

Omar Cepeda, president of the Dominican Association of Restaurants (Aderes), says that more than 160 restaurants in Punta Cana, Santo Domingo and Santiago will be participating in the gastronomical events this year.

During the presentation of SDQ Gastronomico and Restaurant Week 2022, awards and recognitions to the most outstanding restaurants participating in Restaurant Week 2021 were announced. The winners were chosen by members of the Dominican Academy of Gastronomy and by the votes of the diners that participated in Restaurant Week 2021.

The winning restaurants were: Patagonia Grill, for the best culinary execution; Ajualä, for the splendid performance in haute cuisine; Samurai, for the particular experience of flavors presented; Bottega Fratelli, with the distinction awarded by diners when receiving an experience of gastronomic flavors; Central Gastronómica, for the exquisite exhibition of flavors in their presentations, and the Shibuya restaurant for having received the highest volume of diners who enjoyed its particular gastronomic proposal. The restaurants Las Tapas by Alfresco and Allez Bistro were also recognized for the creativity and innovation presented in their first participation in SDQ Gastronómico.

The Dominican Gastronomy Fork 2021 was awarded to Santiago Batista and Dulce Martínez for the tradition of a service that highlights the gastronomic quality of the family legacy of Restaurant Típico Bonao.

As part of the awards, a special posthumous tribute was rendered to Otto Ricart, founder of Restaurant Mesón de la Cava, for his contribution to innovation in his emblematic restaurant that has been open for more than 55 years.

The SDQ Gastronomico event and Restaurant Week has the backing of the Dominican Hotel & Tourism Association (Asonahores), the Dominican Association of Restaurants (Aderes), the Dominican Association of Fast Food Companies (Adecor), the Santo Domingo Hotel Association and the Santiago Restaurant Association (Ugasa).

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11 October 2022