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Host: Rossy

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

USD
$22-$36 per person

Traditional Dominican cuisine with a charming grandmother in Santo Domingo

Host offerings
  • House
  • Home cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking experience
  • Market visit

Meet Rossy

Rossy is a business administrator for a Montesorri school and lives with her daughter, a dentist. She and her husband own an organic cacao farm so her husband commutes a lot. Rossy is passionate about nature, people, reading, photography, art, dance, and growing orchids. She loves being a host so other people can know her Dominican culture and eat the delicious cuisine. When you go to the restaurants in the city rarely do they have Dominican food so she loves to serve it at home.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-5 guests) Venture 10 minutes outside the Zona Colonial into the beautiful residential neighborhood of Gascue and dine with a charming local. Rossy lives in an apartment constructed by her grandfather, a lovely home whose walls are lined with her daughter's art as well as traditional Dominican plates featuring the works of famous Dominican artists. Don’t miss out on the beautiful orchids that she lovingly cares for or her dimpled smile as she serves you traditional Dominican food created from recipes passed down by her mother and mother-in-law.

Start off with a crunchy appetizer of casabe (yuca bread with a garlic, cilantro and cream cheese sauce) as you chat with Rossy in her living room. Then move to the dining table to enjoy an authentic sancocho (an exquisite stew of chicken, pork and a medley of root vegetables including the native Dominican tubers, ñame and yautia) served with with rice. Rossy mixes up the menu so you can get anything from asopao (a rice-based soup), mangu (mashed plantains), arroz con pollo (one-pot chicken and rice), habichuelas (beans) and platano frito (fried plantains). End the meal with homemade dulce de leche or dulce de coco and coffee, or email her in advance for her special hot chocolate made from her farm-grown cacao.

Cooking experience: (1-5 guests) Learn to cook 2-3 traditional Dominican dishes such as sancocho and platano frito (fried plantains) in Rossy's kitchen. You can expect to cook for about 1-2 hours before enjoying the meal with Rossy at her dining table.

Traveler reviews

Rossy and her daughter, Emily, were nice hosts to speak with about local culture. The sancocho was delicious and it was nice to find out that it is usually made on special occasions. Since it was my birthday, the family even brought out a candle and sang me happy birthday, and I was so touched. It was a great memory.
- SantoDomingoTraveller

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Rossy

$22-$36 USD

per person
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Pricing
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$28 $24 $22
Cooking Experience + Meal
$36 $32 $30
Alcohol
$5 per person
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$28 $24 $22
Cooking Experience + Meal
$36 $32 $30
Alcohol
$5 per person
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:00pm-2:00pm 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
11:00am-2:00pm 6:00pm-9:00pm

Meet Rossy

Rossy is a business administrator for a Montesorri school and lives with her daughter, a dentist. She and her husband own an organic cacao farm so her husband commutes a lot. Rossy is passionate about nature, people, reading, photography, art, dance, and growing orchids. She loves being a host so other people can know her Dominican culture and eat the delicious cuisine. When you go to the restaurants in the city rarely do they have Dominican food so she loves to serve it at home.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-5 guests) Venture 10 minutes outside the Zona Colonial into the beautiful residential neighborhood of Gascue and dine with a charming local. Rossy lives in an apartment constructed by her grandfather, a lovely home whose walls are lined with her daughter's art as well as traditional Dominican plates featuring the works of famous Dominican artists. Don’t miss out on the beautiful orchids that she lovingly cares for or her dimpled smile as she serves you traditional Dominican food created from recipes passed down by her mother and mother-in-law.

Start off with a crunchy appetizer of casabe (yuca bread with a garlic, cilantro and cream cheese sauce) as you chat with Rossy in her living room. Then move to the dining table to enjoy an authentic sancocho (an exquisite stew of chicken, pork and a medley of root vegetables including the native Dominican tubers, ñame and yautia) served with with rice. Rossy mixes up the menu so you can get anything from asopao (a rice-based soup), mangu (mashed plantains), arroz con pollo (one-pot chicken and rice), habichuelas (beans) and platano frito (fried plantains). End the meal with homemade dulce de leche or dulce de coco and coffee, or email her in advance for her special hot chocolate made from her farm-grown cacao.

Cooking experience: (1-5 guests) Learn to cook 2-3 traditional Dominican dishes such as sancocho and platano frito (fried plantains) in Rossy's kitchen. You can expect to cook for about 1-2 hours before enjoying the meal with Rossy at her dining table.

Traveler reviews

Rossy and her daughter, Emily, were nice hosts to speak with about local culture. The sancocho was delicious and it was nice to find out that it is usually made on special occasions. Since it was my birthday, the family even brought out a candle and sang me happy birthday, and I was so touched. It was a great memory.
- SantoDomingoTraveller

Pricing
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$28 $24 $22
Cooking Experience + Meal
$36 $32 $30
Alcohol
$5 per person
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$28 $24 $22
Cooking Experience + Meal
$36 $32 $30
Alcohol
$5 per person
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:00pm-2:00pm 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
11:00am-2:00pm 6:00pm-9:00pm
Host Contact
  • You can message your host directly once you've made your booking
  • Address and phone number will be provided upon booking confirmation
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