In 2011, Casa Santo Domingo participated in the Bocuse D’Oro in Lyons France. It is one of the most prestigious cooking competitions in the world. The restaurant was the winner of the Latin American division.
I can understand why they made the competition. I can understand why they didn’t win in the finals … but this is probably a restaurant that will finish higher next time.
I really enjoyed the tasting menu. While there were a few misses, there were mainly hits and some memorable tastes.
This is literally a tasting menu as good percentage is small tastes of regular menu items.
Here's what I had rated from A+ to F -
B …... Amuse buche: Asparagus soup with toast
B + … Complementary dinner rolls with butter
B …... Tuna tartar, avocado, quail egg, caviar, olive tapenade, bell pepper coulis, grana padanno, baguette toast
A -...... Phylo pastry rolls with shrimp and Napa cabbage served with peach sauce, Thai barbecue and soy-ginger mayonnaise
B …... Marinated watermelon salad with hearts of palm, avocado, green apple, pineapple vinaigrette and smoked pineapple air
A -...... Guava sorbet
C - …. Citric marinated salmon, carrot textures, shitake mushrooms, and a reduction of tamarind-soy and spices
B + … Slow-cooked veal cheek with herbed marscapone polenta, brocollini, crimini mushrooms, and chocolate-red wine reduction
B + … Pan-seared beef tenderloin served over sauté spinach with gorgonzola cheese and potato cloud
B + … Dessert sampler
B - ..... Coffee
C …… wine
Service: B - ... Very good
Ambiance: B - ... Very good
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