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Party On!—Bohemian Beach Brunch

Text By Tina Causey-Bislick / Images by Steve Keith

Weddings are a joyous time for celebrating, and not just on the the big day—half the fun is enjoying all the extra parties that surround this special time, from engagement parties and bridal showers to bachelor/bachelorette parties and rehearsal dinners. In our “Party On” Series, we collaborated with some of the island’s best wedding/event planners, florists, resorts, chefs, and bartenders to create six unique events to inspire couples looking for just the right combination of food, drinks, décor, and more!

wedding brunch in Aruba

Party Venue: Bohemian Beach Brunch at Fisherman’s Huts

The day after the wedding is a great time to regroup and bask in the afterglow of the wedding with your family and friends. A casual brunch or picnic on the beach is just the right setting to relax, refuel with great food, and cure a hangover with a little “hair on the dog” in the form of refreshing beach cocktails.

couples on the beach at Fisherman's Huts at a wedding brunch in Aruba

While we do not recommend a DIY wedding event planned from abroad, with the help of a local wedding planner (we used Letz Aruba for this setup), you can save money by contracting a local chef or caterer, like the innovative Chef Ilja Cybulski, and a local bartending/beverage service, like Maarten Thoonen and his vintage Volkswagen Bus, The Little One Aruba.

The Little One Aruba at a beach brunch
Maarten Thoonen (The Little One Aruba) and Chef Ilja Cybulski (private chef Aruba)
Maarten Thoonen, left, and Chef Ilja Cybulski

The Menu

Roasted duck breast glazed with hoisin, paired with sautéed turnips, edamame radish, and cresson

Pan-fried halibut, grilled asparagus & Portobello, black truffle sauce, and crispy potato

Eggplant Parmesan, burrata, avocado, and basil

Cornish hen saltimbocca, radicchio, arugula with balsamic vinegar, and sage tempura

Mille-feuille made of vegan quinoa brittle, berries, elderberry blossom syrup, and lemon sorbet

food by Chef Ilja Cybulski (private chef Aruba)
food by Chef Ilja Cybulski (private chef Aruba)
food by Chef Ilja Cybulski (private chef Aruba)
food by Chef Ilja Cybulski (private chef Aruba)

Beach Cocktails

Scroppino with local lemon gelato, limoncello, and Villa Sandi Prosecco

Tamarijn Mojito with Havana Club Rum and local mint

White wine sangria with local fruits

champagne by the water - Aruba wedding brunch on the beach
Aruba cocktails on the beach at an Aruba wedding brunch venue
cocktails on the beach in Aruba - wedding brunch in Aruba

The Vendors

Letz Aruba

The Little One Aruba

Chef Ilja Cybulski