ORANJESTAD (October 6, 2019 ) – Sundays I write about the most relevant and interesting happenings on the island in my newsletter.
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Time To Eat Local in Aruba
October is an awesome month for foodies in Aruba, because the islands typical local cuisine is honored by dozens of restaurants during this time.
This is your chance to indulge in locally inspired dishes at a discounted price.
Three different specials are offered by participating restaurants – lunch $15.00 and dinners priced at $30.00 or $40.00
Eat local special is available until October 14, 2019.
There’s over 30 restaurants participating in the eat local week in Aruba.
Here’s a list of participating restaurants during eat local week:
Red Fish – The lazy Turtle – Salt & Pepper – Surfside Beach bar – Old Fisherman – White Modern Cuisine – Baz-RRR – Hadicurari – Screaming Eagle -Driftwood – Sunset Grille – Nos Clubhuis – Aqua Grill – Dragonfly Sushi & Asian – Moomba Beach – Ike’s Bistro – Tango – Argentine Grill – Taste of Belgium – Matthew’s Beachside Restaurant – LG Smith’s Steak & Chop House – Mangos – Tulip – Casibari Cafe – Las – Ramblas – Que Pasa – Casa Nonna – Fresco Restaurant – Papillon – Buccaneer – Oakase – Fishes & more – BLT Steak – Elements – Anno 1877
What type of food can you expect on the eat local menu?
The best of the best when it comes to Aruba’s culinary heritage with local flavors to satisfy the most sophisticated foodie.
Start the Aruban culinary journey with some fresh pan bati hasa, authentic Aruban fish fritters or sopi di piska.
What about the main dish? Try the local favorite mochi (cut through the bone) fish and shrimps. Or try the tasty casserole style braised lamb stew.
How about dessert? On the menu are homemade caramel flan, local pistachio ice cream or dulce de leche cheesecake with vanilla ice cream.
Aruba eat local menu is not limited to the dishes named above, it has over 100 different locally featured dishes.
Courtyard By Marriott Aruba Resort Debuts in November 2019
The Mill Resort & Suites is almost reaching the final stage of a 25 million dollar renovation that will rebrand the resort into a Courtyard by Marriott.
So what’s been done during the renovation project?
Completely new pools and deck. Six new poolside cabanas. New poolside bar. New Lobby. New Restaurant. Brand new and modern guest rooms. New kids club. Free wifi throughout the entire resort property. A designated section on Palm beach with beach attendants assisting with chairs, lounges and cabanas (includes complimentary beach shuttle service).
There’s also a myriad of new amenities for guests.
The new restaurant named Allegra Bistro is modern and stylish. Allegra Bistro features a revamped menu including breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Not only did the property get a new facelift, the team managing the resort also changed. There’s new personnel trained to deliver service to Marriott’s Standards, new management in the Food & Beverage department, new marketing group and General Manager.
Courtyard by Marriott Aruba Resort debuts in November 1, 2019.
It’s the first courtyard by Marriott in Aruba.
The I Love Aruba Sign Has A New Location
Visitors always ask where is the I love Aruba sign?
It’s easy to find, right next to the Renaissance Marina hotel, and in front of the parliament.
If you’ve been looking for the I love Aruba sign, you won’t find it there anymore, because it’s being re-allocated to Welcome Plaza in Oranjestad.
Welcome plaza is one of the newest downtown spots buzzing with things to do. Here you’ll find kiosk selling local crafts, souvenirs, jewelry stores, restaurants, trolleys that takes you through the downtown area, and the central bus station.
The I love Aruba sign will be placed at Welcome Plaza before end of October 2019.
There’s also another I love Aruba. You can find it on the high rise hotel strip, right across from the Hilton.
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