7 Mouthwatering Dishes to Try at the Dominican Republic’s Isle of Light Festival

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Avocado is an online food magazine that mixes gastronomy, design, and photography. We like to create original, creative content that our readers identify with and have our team members and collaborators share their own experiences through the magazine. We publish everything from recipes, interviews, and music that surrounds food (a column known as La Rokola). We like to create an experience around food, through events like Beats N’ Bites, where we invite food vendors, DJs, and the like to come together. Now we have the chance to organize and curate a food court with Isle of Light Fest for the first time, a festival that’s happening for the third year in a row. We always like to select dishes that are underrated and delicious; we want to make people talk about food like they do with music. It’s important to support local festivals, especially if their music is as good as the food. This is a festival that promises more and more year after year, unlike our country’s politicians.

Translation by Remezcla contributor Bianca Betancourt


Oktober Burger from Eat In

We are going to have hamburgers from Eat In, a project from Chef Elly Saul, who is now famous for his “pretzel bun burger.” They’re to die for!


Ceviche and Sushi Roll from Yokomo

There’s food truck fever right now, but in this case, the only food truck we’ll have is from Yokomo (also known as the Yokomobile), which will have its debut that day at Isle of Light Fest.


Arnold Palmers from Ilai Tea

We also wanted to have a less common option for the festival, and that’s why we chose Ilai Tea. They have many different flavors of tea, Arnold Palmers, and teas blended with natural juices, which boost your immune system. You can also buy them and take them home with you for the next day. The food court will have delicious Arnold Palmers, a refreshing option during the event. The festival will provide additional drink options.


Candied Nuts from Nutsy

Since the event is starting at 2 p.m., we understand that it’s important to have sweet options at the food court. To start, we have Nutsy, a vendor that offers candied nuts. Picture this: candied almonds, cashews, peanuts, and macadamia nuts bathed in caramel. The smell alone will make you want to try it!


Peanut Butter Brownies from Ayayay

We’re going to have brownies from Ayayay. When the sample pack arrived at the office, we went through all the mail and we still hadn’t finished the ten different flavors they sent us!


Oreo Churros from La Churrería de Ximena

We’ll have churros from La Churrería de Ximena, for fans of churros and Oreos.


Guac N’ Pesto from Avocado

And last but not least, there’s Avocado (yes, us). For the first time, we’re going to be selling our special recipe of Guac N’ Pesto with batata chips, a recipe that’s something to write home about. See you on March 5!