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The Iconic Casa de Campo Resort & Villas Unveils Plans for First Annual Food & Wine Festival

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The Dominican Republic’s Premier Resort Welcomes Guests for a Weekend-Long Culinary Experience in Partnership with Invited This October 2023

LA ROMANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (July 24, 2023) — Casa de Campo Resort & Villas, the premier 7,000-acre resort in the Dominican Republic, today announced plans for its inaugural Casa de Campo Food & Wine Festival in partnership with Invited, a private collection of nearly 200 owned or operated golf and country clubs, city clubs, sports clubs, stadium clubs in 27 states, and seven BigShots Golf locations. The first annual Casa de Campo Food & Wine Festival will take place from October 17 – 22, 2023.

“The Dominican Republic is often credited as having the best beaches, best golf, and best amenities in the world, but our diverse and inspiring culinary scene can get overshadowed for those who haven’t yet experienced the unique flavors of the island for themselves. We wanted to create a comprehensive event for our guests to enjoy all this destination has to offer in the culinary realm and let our talent truly shine,” said Jason Kycek, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Casa de Campo Resort & Villas. “In partnership with Invited and featuring some of today’s hottest chefs in the industry, our inaugural Food & Wine Festival will immerse attendees in local and international cuisine in a fresh and exciting way.”  

This celebration of Dominican and international cuisine will feature a star-studded list of attendees including well-known Celebrity Chefs Hubert Keller and Akira Back, combined with Invited’s most talented chefs and mixologists.  As part of the Food & Wine Festival, Invited Chefs will be competing for the company’s coveted Chef of the Year title, a distinguished honor which Casa de Campo has helped showcase since 2021.      

Throughout the five-day event, attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy food & wine pairings from some of the most notable names in gastronomy while enjoying all that Casa de Campo has to offer, including the resort’s new luxury accommodations in The Premier Club as well as the brand new state-of-the-art spa & wellness center. The schedule of the weekend’s events includes:

  • Oct 17 – Invited Chef of the Year Welcome Dinner on Minitas Beach
  • Oct 18 – Invited Chef of the Year Pairing Dinner at Minitas Beach Club Restaurant
  • Oct 19 – Invited Chef of the Year Cook-off Competition and Glow Golf Party on Teeth of the Dog Driving Range
  • Oct 20 – Session 1 of Casa de Campo Food & Wine Festival Grand Tasting Pavilion at the Marina Riverside Center & Celebrity Chef Showcase Reception Under the Stars at Minitas Beach Club
  • Oct 21 – Session 2 of Casa de Campo Food & Wine Festival Grand Tasting Pavilion at the Marina Riverside Center & Invited Chef of the Year Reveal Dinner in the Flamboyan Ballroom

Attendees have the option to book a 3- or 5-day package that include a wide array of activities and amenities on property to enjoy, including horseback riding at the Equestrian Center, golf on each of the resort’s three immaculate courses designed by Pete Dye, a Catalina Island boat tour, or treatments at the brand-new spa and wellness center. 

“Casa de Campo is an amazing destination resort with fantastic epicurean offerings from comfort foods to sophisticated, gourmet cuisine,” said Sean DiCicco, Invited’s Senior Vice President of Food & Beverage Operations, “the opportunity for attendees to immerse themselves in all the resort has to offer and enjoy unique dining experiences, demonstrations and social functions that showcase some of Invited’s most talented chefs and mixologists working alongside Casa de Campo’s talented culinary team will be truly special.  Through our partnership, we’re creating an epicurean experience that will be second to none.”

Tickets and packages for the Casa de Campo Food & Wine Festival can be reserved online at www.casadecampo.com.do/food-and-wine-festival/  .For more information about Casa de Campo, please visit www.casadecampo.com.do or on Instagram @casadecampodr. For more information about Invited, please visit www.invitedclubs.com.

About Casa de Campo Resort & Villas

Casa de Campo Resort & Villas offers unforgettable experiences with 7,000 acres of adventure.  Offering 63 holes of exceptional golf on three courses including the #1 course in the Caribbean, Teeth of the Dog, and Dye Fore and Links courses each designed by the legendary architect Pete Dye. The resort also includes a world-class Golf Learning Center highlighted by Trackman technology. These amenities are complemented by spacious hotel rooms, suites, and luxury villas. Expertly prepared cuisine from around the world, a 370-slip Marina & Yacht Club, Polo & Equestrian Club, the La Terraza Tennis Center, 245-acre Shooting Club and Altos de Chavon – an artisan’s village modeled after a 16th century Mediterranean city – are other on-property highlights.

Getting There: La Romana International Airport (LRM) is five minutes from Casa de Campo and caters to private jet services from around the globe. A short drive from the resort, Santo Domingo (SDQ) and Punta Cana (PUJ) operate daily direct flights from all major North American airports.

About Invited (formerly ClubCorp)

Since its founding in 1957, Dallas-based Invited has operated with the mission of Building Relationships and Enriching Lives®. The leading owner-operator of membership golf and country clubs, city, and stadium clubs in North America, Invited is relentless in its pursuit of providing extraordinary experiences, meaningful connections, shared passions, and memorable moments for more than 390,000 members. The company’s mission is supported by 20,000 peak-season employees and a portfolio of nearly 200 owned or operated golf and country clubs, city clubs, sports clubs, stadium clubs in 27 states, and seven BigShots Golf locations. Invited creates communities that cater to an aspirational lifestyle through its championship golf courses, workspaces, handcrafted cuisine, resort-style pools, tennis and pickleball facilities, golf lounges, fitness centers, and pioneering programming.

Marquee Invited properties include Firestone Country Club (Akron, Ohio); Mission Hills Country Club (Rancho Mirage, California); The Woodlands Country Club (Houston, Texas); and The Metropolitan Club (Chicago, Illinois).

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