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THE DIVI & TAMARIJN ARUBA ALL INCLUSIVES
HOST A HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL “8 MICHELIN STAR” POP-UP EVENT
VIP Invite-Only Luncheon Kicked Off Sold Out Dinners on Friday and Saturday
ORANJESTAD, ARUBA – The Caribbean’s first and largest Michelin pop-up event was an unrivalled success this past weekend at Windows on Aruba, including a special invite-only luncheon for local dignitaries and press held on Thursday, June 6 followed by two sold out dinners on Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8 by four internationally acclaimed Michelin-starred chefs from the Netherlands who joined forces to create an “8-star” dining experience unlike any other.
“We truly enjoyed hosting guests of the resorts along with locals to our ‘dinner of a lifetime’ events featuring fine dining created by award-winning chefs exclusively for the occasion,’” commented Alex Nieuwmeyer, Managing Director, Divi Resorts Aruba. “Hosting this world-class event allowed us to raise the level of sophistication of the Divi & Tamarijn Aruba’s culinary offerings while simultaneously highlighting our top-quality restaurant options and dedication to providing outstanding food, service and atmosphere that exceeds guest expectations for all-inclusive resorts.”
Pictured: Dishes created by the chefs for the two “8 Michelin star” dinners at Windows on Aruba.
The two “8 Michelin Star” dinners each included cocktails, four amuses and an elegant five-course dinner with wine pairings from Pepia-Est Aruba. Each dish was carefully crafted by the four participating Michelin starred chefs from the Netherlands featuring fresh, exotic ingredients, bold flavors and exquisite presentations. The participating chefs were François Geurds of FG Restaurant (**) and FG Food Labs (*), Erik Van Loo of Parkheuvel (**), Edwin Vinke of De Kromme Watergang (**) and Jermain de Rozario of De Rozario (*).
Pictured Left to Right: Cees Ursem, KLM Country Manager – Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Turks & Caicos and Jamaica; Alex Nieuwmeyer, Managing Director of Divi Resorts Aruba; Danilo de Freitas, KLM Sales Manager – Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire at the VIP luncheon on Thursday.
The culinary event received high praise from attendees. Aruba’s Minister of Tourism, Public Health & Sport, Mr. Danguillaume Oduber, said to Alex Nieuwmeyer, “I truly appreciate that key leaders like yourself are hosting such events that put Aruba’s name in the top media. I have no doubt that Aruba’s culinary world will be put in the spotlight.”
Pictured: Guests at the sold out “8 Michelin star” dinner of a lifetime at Windows on Aruba.
Pictured (left to right): Chefs Jermain de Rozario, Erik Van Loo, Francois Geurds and Edwin Vinke at Windows on Aruba during Culinary Week.
About Divi & Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusives:
At Divi & Tamarijn Aruba, ingredients are responsibly sourced for all of the restaurants including Argentinian grass-fed beef proven to be higher in certain vitamins, antioxidants and healthy fats, herbs and spices grown in the resort’s gardens and locally sourced ingredients incorporated into sauces, dishes and desserts. Breakfast buffets serve fresh local fruits each morning.
Located in Aruba, which is south of the hurricane belt, the Divi & Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusives are just thirty minutes from the airport and five minutes from Aruba’s capital city, Oranjestad. The Divi & Tamarijn Aruba are set on beautiful Druif Beach, with a shopping arcade and the Alhambra Casino nearby. Guests staying at either the AAA 3-Diamond Divi Aruba or the adjacent, oceanfront Tamarijn Aruba have use of all facilities and services of both properties. All stays at the Divi & Tamarijn Aruba include all meals and snacks at a choice of ten dining options, unlimited beverages at eight bars, the use of four freshwater pools, use of the brand new fitness and watersports center, a wide range of activities including non-motorized water sports and nightly entertainment. The chic pool decks at both properties have become a central gathering place for guests of both properties to relax. The resorts offer a variety of packages including those for honeymoon, vow renewal, family, golf and wedding. An onsite wedding coordinator assists with arrangements for beach weddings through Aruba Weddings For You.
For reservations and more information about Divi & Tamarijn Aruba, contact your travel professional or call 1-800-554-2008, 207-594-7888, or visit the resorts’ websites at www.diviaruba.com or www.tamarijnaruba.com. The properties can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube and the resort Blog.
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