Published On: Fri, Sep 14th, 2018

Travel to the Dominican Republic with Sunrise Airways to enjoy fine dining

SunriseI will be honest. When Sunrise Airways announced their plans to operate the route Curaçao-Santo Domingo, I was a bit skeptical because of the hours. The flight departs at night and I am not used to that. I never arrived in the Dominican Republic at night and I thought that I wouldn’t get a taxi to Santo Domingo. Well…I was wrong. I decided to try it out and everything went perfect. I arrived on time, the service on board was great and as soon as I landed there were people at the airport ready for me and the other passengers too of course.

As a person that tries to see everything through positive glasses, I decided that the flight time was good for me. I would arrive and go straight to the hotel for some needed rest. Then I will wake up in the morning and start a new day in the Dominican Republic.

And now that I am here in the DR let’s go get something to eat!

The capital city of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, beckons visitors with an extensive selection of dining options for all tastes and budgets.

Lately, the growing interest in different cuisines has led to the opening of many new ethnic restaurants, thus broadening the gastronomic offer in town. In Santo Domingo you'll also find the most famous cuisines in the world, including French, Italian, Japanese and Mexican food, to name but a few.

Once you're in Santo Domingo, you can delight your taste buds with the delicious local cuisine. Traditional Dominican cuisine has strongP1100201 Spanish and African influences. Some of the most popular dishes include the famous "sancocho" (a spicy beef and vegetable stew), "bandera" (white rice with kidney beans and meat), "moro" (black beans, rice and beef or codfish), "locrio" (rice with seafood, resembling the famous Spanish paella), "asopao" (a chicken soup with rice and tomato), and "pica pollo", which is a fried chicken dish similar to Kentucky Fried Chicken, but more flavorful.

Some other foods are eaten as accompaniments, such as "tostones" (salty slices of fried banana), or the more traditional "yaniqueques", which are sweet or salty fritters.

The Dominican Republic also boasts an array of delicious desserts and sweets, such as "majarete", made with corn, coconut, vanilla, and cinnamon, as well as "churumbeles", a kind of coconut candy. There are also milk sweets, yucca fritters, sweet potato bread, meringue, and "turron de ajonjoli", a nougat-like confection mixed with sesame seeds. Indulge in a splendid array of original desserts that come in all sorts of shapes and imaginative presentations.

So, you name it, they have it.

P1100206I like to focus on one small restaurant called Maximos. This one has really caught my attention because of the great taste of their chicken corn soup. It was so delicious, I went two days in a row for the same soup. The restaurant is located in one of the oldest houses of the country. It’s a very cosy and small place but the taste of its food is great. You definitely need to try it when you are in old town Santo Domingo.

Let Sunrise Airways take you, and live the good life. Don’t worry because when you come back you can resume your diet.


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