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Jose Mendin, Brad Kilgore & Jeremy Ford to Join Forces at 'Flavors of the World' Culinary Event in the Dominican Republic


Casa de Campo Resort & Villas is excited to announce 'Flavors of the World,' a gastronomic journey highlighting the collection of casual, gourmet, and fine-dining options available at Casa de Campo. This monthly occurrence will pair internationally-renowned chefs with the resort's creative culinary team, led by Executive Chef Anthony Masas, in the creation of unique, weekend-long culinary affairs that each feature a different flavor of the world and offering epicureans the opportunity to mingle with globally-recognized talent alongside the Casa de Campo culinary team.  

"Casa de Campo Resort & Villas offers a broad array of taste experiences sure to please even the most discerning palates," said Charles Keusters, Food & Beverage Director at Casa de Campo. "Now, with Flavors of the World, we are engaging both the local and international culinary communities, which allows us to share our passion for innovative and incredible dining experiences that connect with and excite guests and gourmands alike." 

The festivities will kick off with Two Michelin Star Chef Fernando Arellano of Spain visiting Casa de Campo from May 20-22, 2016. Chef Arellano, known for his contemporary take on Mallorcan cuisine, will represent the flavors of his home country through two intimate tasting menu dinners on Friday and Saturday night at the Beach Club by Le Cirque. Furthermore, Chef Arellano and Chef Masas will collaborate with interactive guest cooking activities on Saturday afternoon, as well as a special Sunday brunch service.

Continuing over the weekend of July 15-17, 2016 with guest Chef Jose Mendin of the Pubbelly Group, and special friends Chef Jeremy Ford of the Matador Room by Jean-Georges and Chef Bradley Kilgore of Alter, Flavors of the World will highlight the up-and-coming culinary destination of Miami. Chefs Mendin, Ford, and Kilgore are all industry upstarts with Chef Mendin being a five-time James Beard Award nominee for Best Chef in the South, Chef Ford winning the title of Top Chef Season 13, and Chef Kilgore receiving his first James Beard nomination this year for Rising Star Chef and his restaurant earning a nod for Best New Restaurant. Chef Mendin recently brought his Pubbelly Sushi to the Marina at Casa de Campo as an extension of his popular Pubbelly restaurant concepts in South Florida. Mendin & Friends and will be serving a family-style menu for dinner on Friday, July 15th  at Pubbelly Sushi and will follow-up with a special BBQ at Minitas Beach on July 16th. To wrap up the weekend, a special Pubbelly brunch will be served at Pubbelly Sushi on Sunday, July 17th. 

Guest chefs are still being confirmed through the summer and fall, but cuisines to be featured include:

  • Flavors of Perú: weekend of July 29th at SBG Casa de Campo with guest chef Diego Muñoz
  • Flavors of Italy: weekend of August 19th at La Piazzetta
  • Flavors of Mexico: weekend of September 15th
  • Flavors of Portugal: weekend of October 21st at La Caña by Il Circo

Finally, the series will conclude with a special Flavors of the World celebration in November as a culmination of all the participating chefs and cuisines that were featured along the way.

To book your stay or make a reservation for any of the Flavors of the World events, please call the resort directly at (855) 877-3643 or (800) 336-5520 or visit www.casadecampo.com.do