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Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort’s Culinary Week

Travel Agent News for Barcelo Foodie Travel and Food Event

Gourmet Festival 2018 Is A Foodie’s Dream Come True

Multi-Day Experience Offers Authentic Flavors From All Over The World



MIAMI (OCTOBER 2, 2018) – For the fifth year in a row, Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort (comprised of Barceló Bávaro Palace and Barceló Bávaro Beach – Adults Only) will deliver a foodies’ dream getaway, set amidst Punta Cana’s gorgeous white-sand beaches. Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort Culinary Week – Gourmet Festival 2018, taking place on October 21-28, 2018, transports guests of the all-inclusive Dominican Republic resort to a wonderland of flavors drawn from various traditions. It’s the perfect way to experience authentic cuisine from different regions via interactive activities and events, such as cooking demos by renowned chefs, tastings and samplings.


Since its first year, Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort’s Culinary Week – Gourmet Festival 2018 has brought major culinary talent to the property – and the 2018 edition of the event is no exception. Renowned chefs creating exclusive gastronomic journeys for guests include:


  • Italian master chef Ciro Casola;
  • James Beard-honored chef Philippe Mongereau;
  • Nelson Minaya & Alejandro Garduño Executive Chefs from Occidental Caribe & Occidental Punta Cana;
  • And many more.


Additionally, renowned Dominican chefs, Leandro Díaz and Jacqueline Henríquez, who impressed with their expertise on traditional Dominican cuisine during last year’s successful culinary week, will return to the 2018 edition as distinguished guests.


During Culinary Week, guests will be able to take advantage of the resort’s special “Culinary Week Gourmet Festival” promotion, which applies to both Barceló Bávaro Palace and Barceló Bávaro Beach – Adults Only and offers up to 45% off when booking between now and the festival with the following promote codes SSC-2018 Barceló Bávaro Palace & SSC2018 at Barceló Bávaro Beach.


The fifth edition of the Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort Culinary Week – Gourmet Festival 2018 is gearing up to be one of the most innovative editions to date, filled with delicious surprises. Without a doubt, this special gastronomic event, featuring the below line-up, will bring the vibrant colors, aromas, essences and stories of various exquisite cuisines to life.


Monday, October 22nd

Cuisine Theme: Sea Food

Chef: Nelson Yobanny Peña Monegro of Muelle 47

Location: Coral Seafood Restaurant


Tuesday, October 23rd  

Cuisine Theme: Spanish

Chef: Luis Pena of El Gallego

Restaurant (within the resort): La Fuente


Wednesday, October 24th  

Cuisine Theme: Mediterranean

Chef: Nicolás Frigero & Paula Fernández of Nipau

Location: Chez Gourmet


Thursday, October 25th  

Restaurant (outside of the resort): Ciro Cucina e Bar

Cuisine Theme: Italian

Chef: Ciro Casola of Ciro Cucina e Bar

Location: Dolce Vita


Friday, October 26th  

Cuisine Theme: Mexican

Chef: Alejandro Gardunio Executive Chef at Occidental Punta Cana & Nelson Minaya Executive Chef at Occidental Caribe

Restaurant (within the resort): México Lindo


Saturday, October 27th

Cuisine Theme: French

Chef: Philippe Mongereau of Culinary Consulting SRL

Restaurant (within the resort): La Comedie


Beyond the culinary event itself, the resort has 11 restaurants serving international fare that will satisfy just about any craving, a 24-hour sports bar, and a coffee, rum and cigar tasting bar that highlights three of the best things the country has to offer.



About Barceló Hotel Group

Barceló Hotel Group is one of the top hospitality companies in the world. Barceló was established in Palma de Mallorca, Spain in 1931, first as a transportation provider and then as a hotel and travel company. The family-owned and private company has been recognized worldwide for more than 80 years because of its excellent service and innovation within the tourism industry. Barceló Hotel Group properties are located in top destinations and cities in Europe, North America, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. The company offers a variety of hotels and resorts to all kinds of travelers, from guests with a limited budget to travelers who seek exclusive luxury accommodations and experiences.


The hotel company owns or manages more than 245 properties and over 54,000 rooms throughout 22 countries, separated within four distinctive brands: Royal Hideaway Luxury Hotels & Resorts, an elite group of luxury resorts; Barceló Hotels & Resorts, a renowned upscale resort brand featuring a blend of multi-resort all-inclusive complexes and urban-centric properties; Occidental Hotels & Resorts, one of the leaders in all-inclusive chains in North America with more than a dozen resorts; and Allegro Hotels, budget-conscious hotels in some of the world’s most desirable locations. For more information or reservations, visit