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An Epicurean Celebration With Master Chefs Jose Andres, Eric Ripert, Anthony Bourdain and Jose Enrique

DORADO BEACH, PUERTO RICO -- (Marketwired) -- Jul 13, 2015 -- Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve and renowned Chef José Andrés are pleased to announce the first annual Dorado Beach Culinary Getaway to be held the weekend of November 5-7, 2015. The intimate weekend celebration will feature an elite roster of chefs and personal friends of José, including Eric Ripert, Anthony Bourdain and José Enrique. The exclusive weekend will feature interactive demonstrations with the renowned chefs, as well as exclusive dinners, tastings and culinary surprises.

Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, and chef Andrés, who helms the island retreat's signature restaurant, Mi Casa, are bringing together some of the world's most creative culinary minds to provide the following events throughout the weekend:

  • Welcome cocktails and paella party at Mi Casa by José Andrés
  • Chef "cook-off" with special guests
  • Rum craft cocktail class
  • Beach BBQ
  • Two cooking classes with guest chefs
  • Wine tasting
  • Gala dinner featuring dishes created by each chef in conjunction with José in Mi Casa
  • Farewell champagne brunch

Guests interested in participating in this trip of a lifetime may do so by booking the "Culinary Getaway with José Andrés & Friends" package, starting at $1,712 USD per night, including overnight accommodations for two nights, daily continental breakfast for two at Mi Casa by José Andrés and participation in each of the culinary events throughout the weekend. Further offerings -- such as an 18-hole round of golf with José and friends, spa treatments at the award-winning Spa Botánico, and a variety of outdoor activities -- can also be added to the package for an additional fee.

Making its original debut in December of 2012, Dorado Beach is a sanctuary of magnificence and tranquility, tucked away on Puerto Rico's Caribbean coast. Situated on 1,400 acres of the former Laurance Rockefeller estate, Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is an intimate refuge offering a true sense of barefoot elegance. Created as an open-air enclave infused with references to the surrounding natural landscape and diverse culture, Dorado Beach is a true luxury resort designed to allure the world's most discerning travelers through a bevy of one-of-a-kind lifestyle activities. Numerous culinary experiences are offered, including Mi Casa by José Andrés, which offers fine dining through an amalgamation of traditional, Spanish and American cuisines. Guests can also unwind at the award-winning Spa Botánico, a five-acre spa sanctuary built on a pineapple field that blends Puerto Rican ingredients and soothing indigenous traditions to impart a holistic sense of well-being.

For reservations, please visit doradobeachreserve.com, call 787-278-7333 or ask your travel professional.

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 89 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award which recognizes outstanding customer service. For more information or reservations, visit the company web site at www.ritzcarlton.com, and for the latest company updates, visit news.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR).

About José Andrés
Named to Time's "100" Most Influential list and awarded "Outstanding Chef" by the James Beard Foundation, José Andrés is an internationally-recognized culinary innovator, author, educator, television personality and chef/owner of ThinkFoodGroup. A pioneer of introducing the United States to traditional Spanish tapas and avant-garde cuisine, he is also a committed advocate of food and hunger issues and is known for championing the role of chefs in the national debate on food policy. For more information, visit www.joseandres.com.

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Catherine Leitner
Area Director Public Relations - Caribbean & Latin America
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company
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