Dominican Heaven: Casa de Campo + Sancocho
John, Nathan, and I spent the last week in the Dominican Republic with my husband’s family. We stayed in an extraordinary home in Casa de Campo on the south side of the island, relaxing, swimming, boating, and EATING.
I opted not to haul a camera with me and instead only took pics with my phone. These are all the photos I posted on Instagram during the week.
We had many good conversations around this table, both at breakfast…
…and at dinner…
The first picture up top is from the boat ride we took to a national park island. We swam to that beach and back, then inhaled egg salad, chicken salad, crudites, and chocolate…on the boat. Why does food taste so amazing after swimming? Attack!
The food highlights for me were not surprisingly the most local: Giant avocados, serious bacon, fresh eggs, grilled shrimp, fresh fruit, black beans, tostones, rum drinks, and our New Year’s Eve feast of sancocho (Dominican 7-meat stew) with coconut flan for dessert.
Oh my heavens I ate so much that evening that I couldn’t stay up until midnight! So delicious, so, so filling.
Happy New Year everyone!
Thank you dear! Seriously - as big as my head. And PERFECT. I meant to risk smuggling one home, got rushed, totally forgot. CRAP! Happy New Year to you too! xoxo
Holy avocados, Batman!! What a fabulous looking vacation. Food and sunshine yum. Happy New Year, my friend!