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Chef Saverio Stassi

the Americas and is housed in a building more than 500 years old. It overlooks the Alcázar de Colón, the palatial home of Diego Columbus, son of Christopher Columbus, who served as governor of the island in the early 1500s. Chef Stassi sees the culinary world as pure art and offers such traditional Dominican dishes as pappardelle with Calabrese olives, peppers and crab or Dominican spiced goat and pumpkin risotto.

The Grand Finale: Desserts People in the Dominican Republic take their sweets seriously. Here are a few that will end your meal on a happy note. Flan de leche is a popular creme caramel dessert, or you can opt for arepa, a tasty cake made of cornmeal and coconut. If neither of those strike your fancy, try habichuelas con dulce made with coconut milk and sweet potato chunks.

Mamajuana – The Island Drink You simply must taste this local elixir of rum, red wine and honey. Some drink it straight up, while others mix it with fruit juice. Brands like Don Ramon, Cibao or Hispanola are good bets and a unique gift to bring home.

Café Santo Domingo – A Taste of Paradise in Every Sip Café Santo Domingo is the island’s best known brand of coffee, boasting a “field-totable” experience. The warm, moist weather promotes an ideal mountain soil unique to the Dominican Republic and produces some of the best Arabica beans in the world. The flavor is smooth and distinctive with a hint of cocoa. Be sure to buy several packages to give out as gifts…and be sure to keep a few for yourself!

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With pristine beaches, sparkling blue waters, eco retreats and historic sites, the Dominican Republic is the most visited island in the Caribbean. For more information visit: www.godominicanrepublic.com www.visitpuntacana.com www.visitpuntacana.org

Mira Temkin With many years of travel writing under her bling-y belt, Mira Temkin understands the expectations of the leisure traveler and writes to those expectations. From destinations to cruises to tours, her articles cover the world; across the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean, Central America and Europe. She currently blogs for Orbitz.com and writes for New York Lifestyles Magazine and Resident.com, a monthly online magazine and enewsletter for the upscale Manhattan area and South Florida. She also contributes to Urban Matter in Chicago as well as to Boomer Travel Patrol as the Spa and Culinary Patrol.

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