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American Restaurateur Jeffrey Chodorow Opens Social Dominican Republic
at the Maxim Bungalows Resort and Spa in Cofresi, Dominican Republic


DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (March 31, 2007) — Maxim Bungalows, the Dominican Republic’s newest luxury resort, today announced a partnership with Jeffrey Chodorow to open Social Dominican Republic at the Cofresi Beach location of the resort. Chodorow’s first Caribbean outpost of Social will open on April 15, 2008.
Chef Angel Mejia will oversee Social Dominican Republic along with general manager Sean Mohammed, both formerly at Social Miami at Sagamore in sizzling South Beach. Designer Carlos Oroza of architecture firm Prada Kulich created an intimate setting for Social Dominican Republic, seating 70 guests inside and 40 outside. With design inspired by the old world luxury of grand ocean liners and the colonial aesthetic of the classic Bermuda clubs, Social Dominican Republic will become the center for Maxim Bungalows guests to gather, unwind, and celebrate as they savor views of the Atlantic Ocean and the dramatic mountains of the north shore of the Dominican Republic. 
Social Dominican Republic will offer a global menu with daily specialty breakfast buffet as well as a lunch menu to span all tastes, including a create-your-own-salad menu and  a selection of grilled seafood, poultry and meats to include  Jumbo Prawns, Mahi Mahi,  Ahi Tuna, Chicken,  Filet Mignon, Cowboy Steaks and New York Strip, to name a few.
The dinner menu offers small plates such as Basil Cured Atlantic Salmon, served with crème fraiche; Duck Salad with frisee, shiitake mushrooms, crispy matchstick potatoes, duck confit and balsamic vinaigrette;  Gnocchi Oxtail Ragu with saved ricotta and  mushrooms; Paella Croquetas with lobster, shrimp, saffron and chorizo; Jumbo Lump Crabcakes  with fried green tomatoes and harissa mayonnaise;  Tandoori Marinated Chicken Lollipops  with vegetable cous cous and spicy yogurt sauce; and Kobe Beef Sliders with melting onions and gruyere cheese.  Larger plates include Grilled Caribbean Lobster served with asparagus, brown butter, lime and cashews;  Tournedos of Beef Rossini, with foie gras and truffle sauce, or the 28 oz. Porterhouse for Two, elegantly prepared with rosemary, garlic and olive oil. 
Guests will also keep cool poolside and be pleasantly surprised by a pool menu which includes Frozen Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Lollipops, Mojito Sno-Cones, and Frozen Spiced Grapes with Rum, served throughout the day. 
“Maxim Bungalows is introducing a new level of luxury to the Dominican Republic and Social Dominican Republic will serve the level of unparalleled cuisine our guests will expect,” said Derek Elliott, President and Chief Executive Officer of Elliott™.
“China Grill Management is about fun yet sophisticated fine dining. Maxim Bungalows Cofresi Beach is a perfect fit for our first Caribbean venue” said Jeffrey Chodorow.
The Dominican Republic, with regularly scheduled flights from North America, is only 3 ½ hours from New York City, 2 ½ hours from Atlanta and 1 hour and 45 minutes from Miami.  It is a natural American vacation paradise situated between the islands of Cuba and Puerto Rico in the heart of the Latin Caribbean. 

Founded in 1977 by Frederick Charles Elliott, Chairman and Founder, Elliott™ continues its growth today in resort, hospitality, and entertainment industries. Mr. Elliott was joined by his son, Derek F. C. Elliott, President and Chief Executive Officer, as the company continued to grow its investment and real estate divisions. Elliott’s first investment in the Dominican Republic took place in 1987 and today, the company owns the Sun Village Resort & Spa brand and hosts the Annual Dominican International Film Festival at Sun Village Resort & Spa Cofresi each year in November. In addition to the annual film festival, Elliott™ plays host to a number of location shoots for feature film productions. The Elliott Foundation was established to raise funds and respond to important causes throughout the Dominican Republic, and today is dedicated to developing and promoting programs that benefit those in need throughout the country.  
About Alpha Media Group Inc.
Alpha Media Group Inc. is a multimedia company that includes Maxim and Blender magazines and Maxim digital. Maxim magazine is the most successful young men's lifestyle magazine in America reaching more than 12.4 million readers each month. Blender is a general interest music magazine that reaches nearly 2 million readers monthly. Maxim digital encompasses,  and and reaches more 5 million unique visitors each month. Maxim magazine is published in 43 countries; Maxim radio is broadcast on Sirius Satellite radio on channel 108. Alpha Media Group Inc. is owned by Quadrangle Capital Partners II LP, a private equity fund focused on the media and communications industries.
About China Grill Management 
For nearly two decades, Jeffrey Chodorow’s China Grill Management has created exciting culinary experiences, whether as a keystone attraction for hotel brands or as freestanding destinations.  China Grill’s first-class restaurant and nightlife creations worldwide include, among others, the flagship China Grill in New York, Miami, Mexico City, Las Vegas, Chicago and Fort Lauderdale; Kobe Club in New York and Miami; Blue Door at Delano in Miami; Asia de Cuba in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Scottsdale and London; Ono at Hotel Gansevoort , and Citrus at Social Hollywood’s east coast cousin, Social Miami at Sagamore.

Meghan Powers


Also See: Restaurateur Jeffrey Chodorow Opens Tuscan Steak At Ian Schrager’s St Martins Lane In London / Jan 2001
Jaime Basauri Appointed General Manager at Maxim Bungalows, Cofresi Beach, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic / March 2008


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