BACKGROUND: Last week, I walked you through a pre-festival tour at Tabacalera Palma and our first festival tour at Tabacalera La Alianza. This week I continue the adventure with descriptions of my tours to Davidoff and La Flor Dominicana. Of course, I’ll also be recapping our Dominican nightlife with descriptions of dinners with our favorite cigar makers, “White Night” and the final festival party.
On hand once again to help me provide all the details of the event are Stogie Fresh team members John and Christina who shared in all the fun and lived to tell the story.
WHITE NIGHT: Everyone wore white as we celebrated at the Monumento a los Heroes de la Restauración (Monument to heroes of the Restoration War). The monument is located on a hill in the middle of Santiago, with spectacular views of the city and surrounding mountains. It also has a surrounding park and it is an attractive place at night where people go to relax.
TOUR OF DAVIDOFF FARMS: We spent the day with Davidoff at their farms. We saw the development of tobacco starting from seeds and ending with harvesting.
TOUR OF LA FLOR DOMINICANA: Litto Gomez led the tour of his farms and factory.
FINAL DINNER PARTY AT CENTRO ESPAÑOL: The final evening was formal attire and had gourmet food, a charity auction, entertainment, dancing and plenty of cigars.