The most impressive menu for the day, however, might just be at the Acentos Bistro where you will find gourmet Mediterranean fusion cuisine lovingly overseen by Chef and owner Miguel O. Roques. Roques brings years of experience in restaurants in the United States and Europe to the Dominican Republic and creates mouthwatering dishes that are equal parts culinary innovation and familiar comfort food. Best of all, they’ve given me a sneak peek at their menu, and I am happy to share a few choice selections that will be available on the 20th. Those looking to start their meal off with an appetizer are lucky enough to have a choice of selections that include Pear Carpaccio and Tuna Tartare to name a couple. Anyone in a salad mood will want to try the Crispy Octopus and Feta Cheese Mandarin Salad. One of the more popular entrees for the day is sure to be the Steak au Poivre, but those who eschew red meat need not worry as the Lobster Shiitake Risotto is also an excellent choice. Hopefully you still have a little room left to try the Chocolate Fondant for dessert.
Best of all, this is just a sampling of the food that will be available. After all, it’s one thing to take my word for it but it’s another thing entirely to see it for yourself. Go out and join the tour. Discover a delicious new dish or drink that I didn’t even mention on here and report back to us in the comments section. Oh yeah, one more thing -- bon appétit!