Monday, August 8, 2011
Aruba Culinary Delights
On Aruba, the abundance, full flavor and diversity of cuisines prepared by world-class chefs; fine international wines; casual, elegant, al fresco and creative ambiances, and attentive service combine to create very special dining experiences.
The high-rise strip is now home to over 100 Aruba resorts and independent restaurants. This bustling area is dotted with an eclectic patchwork of shops, malls, cafes and restaurants. But do venture downtown which is not only getting a major makeover but attracting a host of luxury retailers and exciting new restaurants. Off the beaten path, you will also discover local favorites and trendy new establishments. No matter where you go, you will find unique menus of delicious ethnic and international fare.
Classic delicacies such as frogs’ legs, duck, venison, foie gras and chateaubriand join fresh Caribbean catch such as mahi-mahi and wahoo, Argentinean churrasco, Middle Eastern shoarma, Japanese sushi and teppanyaki selections, Spanish tapas, Indian curries, Caribbean jerk ribs, homemade pastas, USDA choice steaks, Maine lobster and local goat stew and keshi yena. Indeed, the tiny island nation of Aruba provides an impressive world culinary tour rivaling the most cosmopolitan of cities.
With so many restaurants to choose from, both in walking distance as well as accessible by taxi, rental car and bus, Aruba is a foodie’s paradise!
If you are a food lover, it would be worthwhile to plan your trip around the Aruba Culinary Festival. Presented by the Aruba Gastronomic Association and Divi Resorts, the Aruba Culinary Festival takes place on the first Monday of every month beginning February 2011 at the scenic outdoor plaza at Divi Links (below Mulligan's). Taste the delicious signature dishes of AGA restaurants and fine international wines. Local artists and artisans and live music add an authentic Aruban touch.
Your Aruba all inclusive vacation will undoubtedly be an unforgettable journey not only for the amazing views and culture, but also because of the new foods!