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Coconut Telefax November 25, 2019

Suriname Night at Café the Plaza TONIGHT
An extended and authentic 4-course Surinamese dinner buffet

Suriname, a country so rich of cultures, reveals its many culinary secrets. Café the Plaza at the Renaissance Marketplace is offering a Suriname Night on Monday, November 25.

Suriname has a very rich and interesting cuisine and is quite different from the rest of the South American continent, because the country is made up of people from many different origins, including India, Africa, Indonesia, China, and the Netherlands. In fact, 90 percent of those established in the country have ancestors from other countries and regions around the world. It is only natural that the food of Suriname is a combination of many other countries’ cuisines, and in turn, is unique in its own right.

Expect a 4-course dinner buffet with appetizers like spring rolls, satay, and fried shrimp. As main courses, you can enjoy pom pie, chicken soy, rendang, and lean pork, served with yellow rice, bami, gado gado, moksi alesie, sour veggies, sambal, kroepoek, and baka bana. Dessert is a surprise mix, followed by an aperitif of ginger beer and orgeade.

The price for this amazingly tasteful buffet is $29.95 per person. Reservations are required.

Gather all friends and family members and make your reservation for this special night at Café the Plaza. For more information, go to


Love4Art Studio Exhibits at the National Library

Love4Art Studio, a group of 10 female artists, is presenting a group expo at the national library in Oranjestad, November 11 to November 29. Open all day, and the entrance is free of charge.

The expo, titled “Journey,” features work in acrylic and assemblage. In participation: Anna Fit-Buriakova, Carina Molina, Diana Hopman-Betjes, Dina Legger, Geneviève Wientjes, Gina Jie Sam Foek, Marianne Beijderwellen, Roelie Groenewegen, and Sandra Slabbekoorn-Wijngaarde.


Divino NV Hosts Divine Wine Event IV

Divino NV hosted the 2019 Grand Divine Wine event recently, the fourth in a series, introducing a local crowd of food & beverage professionals and aficionados to its extensive wine portfolio paired with some delicious bites by Que Pasa restaurant.

Each invitee received a tasting notes booklet and was asked to rate over 40 wines, served by four sommeliers at four different stations.

The booklet guided invitees throughout the evening and ensured that they had perfect recollection the following morning of what they liked and what they did not fancy that much.

To order the wines liked, invitees were asked to send a WhatsApp message to Divino to ensure speedy delivery at a discount, any time of the year.

Invitees had the privilege of tasting wines by Beringer, Napa Valley; Segura Viuda, Spain; Copper Cane Wines & Provisions; Imagery; Luc Belaire, France; Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards; Frescobaldi, Toscana; Tenuta Luce, Toscana; Castello Di Gabbiano; Alois Lageder; Dr. Loosen; Spy Valley Wines; 19 Crimes; Delicato Family Vineyards; Caymus Vineyards and Shafer Vineyards, Napa Valley; Etude, USA; and Penfolds, Australia.

The two favorites of the night became Morlanda Priorat 2013 from Spain and a Lebanese wine, Chateau Musar Rouge, 2008, Bekaa Valley.

Divino NV is housed in a warehouse across the street from Caribbean Overseas, in Eagle. Divino NV is the official distributor of Tito’s Handmade Vodka and other popular brands.


Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino To Host a Classic Thanksgiving Dinner

The culinary team of Hilton Aruba Resort is preparing a veritable Thanksgiving feast for just $59 per person. Dinner may be enjoyed outdoor on the wrap-around terrace overlooking the waterfalls, or in the air-conditioned dining room.

On the menu are plentiful and tasty offerings, all equally fresh and tempting. For the appetizer, the choices include pumpkin soup with Caribbean lobster, pancetta, and fresh thyme, or the steakhouse wedge, with bacon, roma tomatoes, Gorgonzola chunks, and blue cheese dressing.

For the main course, the culinary brigade prepared a combination platter of roasted Vermont turkey and glazed Virginia ham, with sausage sage stuffing, turkey gravy, garlic mashed potatoes, and baby vegetables, or grilled salmon, forbidden rice, charred Brussels sprouts, and bacon.

To conclude the lovely meal, a Thanksgiving dessert trio features three all-American favorites: mini pumpkin cheesecake with spiced Chantilly cream, old-fashioned apple pie, and Southern pecan pie.

The Sunset Grille sommelier has carefully selected a number of wines by the glass to pair with the food: among them, Seven Falls Chardonnay, Chateau Ste Michelle Riesling, H3 Horse Heaven Hills Merlot, and Seven Falls Cabernet Sauvignon, at $12 a glass.

Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino wishes guests a Happy Thanksgiving, saluting locals, first timers, and repeat visitors in gratitude for their patronage, since 1959.

The Sunset Grille delivers quality food and service, with indoor seating and outdoor seating on the open-air terrace. Open seven days a week, from 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm. For reservations, call 526-6612.


Aqua Grill Invites Diners for Thanksgiving Dinner

This coming Thursday, in celebration of Thanksgiving, Aqua Grill is offering a sumptuous prix fixe menu of three courses for just $55 per person.

Appetizer: Summer squash casserole, crab fritters, or Caribbean seafood chowder.

Main Course: Swordfish paillard or roast turkey breast.

Dessert: Almond and herb-crusted bread pudding or pumpkin pie.

To make a reservation, call 586-5900.