The Embassy of the Dominican Republic in Canada, in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic, will hold a five-day Dominican gastronomic and cultural Festival in the city of Ottawa to commemorate the 65th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between the Dominican Republic and Canada.
With the capital of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, recently chosen for the second consecutive year as the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean by the Ibero-American Academy of Gastronomy and the Royal Spanish Academy of Gastronomy, this event presents the perfect occasion to celebrate the Dominican culinary art.
The festival will take place from February 24-28, 2019, with the main activities at the Sheraton Ottawa Hotel, located in the downtown of the capital of Canada, and it will feature seminars, daily lunches with a menu prepared by the renowned Dominican chefs Indhira Peguero and Paulette Tejada, cultural exhibitions, business meetings and activities, and more. The organizers of the festival will be accompanied by prominent members from public and private sectors, key areas such as travel and tourism, health, agribusiness and gastronomy, to bring an interesting, educational and productive event to Canada.
The activities will be attended by the Ambassador of the Dominican Republic to Canada, Pedro Vergés Ciman, who along with the Dominican delegation and representatives from the Tourism Promotion Office from Montreal, in representation of the Ministry of Tourism, will welcome a diverse group of Canadians including airline executives, tour operators, the media, business people from various industries, members of parliament, and other Canadian officials.
About the Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic’s first tourist was Christopher Columbus in 1492. Rich in history, the country has developed into a diverse destination offering both Dominican and European flavors to more than 900,000 Canadian visitors in 2018. Named #1 Golf Destination in the Caribbean & Latin America by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators, the Dominican Republic boasts 26 designer golf courses, upscale resorts, pristine nature, and sophisticated cities and quaint villages filled with warm Dominican people. The nation features some of the world’s best beaches, fascinating history and culture, and it is a chosen escape destination for celebrities, couples and families alike.