To continue to build awareness of the culinary experience offered at the properties, the Divi & Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusives hosted an exclusive, one-night-only dinner on Saturday, June 9 at Fusion Restaurant Wine & Piano Bar featuring a menu created by celebrity Chef Tiffani Faison.
“It was an honor to welcome Chef Tiffani to our properties to host this special cooking demonstration dinner for our guests,” commented Alex Nieuwmeyer, Managing Director of Divi Resorts Aruba. “The night was a great success as we had a sold out crowd that was comprised of our guests and local Arubaians. When you combine cuisine and music, it only makes our events more positive. You could feel people’s energy throughout the crowd when they were engaging with Chef Tiffani and the Pasta e Basta of Amsterdam musical performances. We look forward to hosting more events like this in the future.”
The dinner featured a prix-fixe menu created by Chef Tiffani. The four-course menu consisted of a Thai Tomato Salad, Lobster Curry, Shaking Beef and Whipped Coconut Cheesecake. For each course, Chef Tiffani presented a live cooking demonstration on stage on how each dish was prepared and cooked. While each course was served to the guests, Pasta e Basta singers performed hit songs for the crowd that included Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars, ABC & I’ll Be There by the Jackson Five, Royals by Lorde and This Time I want It All by John Legend. Pasta e Basta is a very popular restaurant in Amsterdam specializing in fine Italian cuisine and incredible performances by passionate wait staff who sing everything from opera to classics and current songs.
Chef Tiffani is an American chef, restaurateur, culinary consultant and television personality. Her current restaurants Sweet Cheeks and Tiger Mama are located in Boston, MA. Tiffani was a runner-up in Season 1 of Top Chef and competed on Top Chef All-Stars and the upcoming Top Chef Duels. Tiffani began working in restaurants at the age of 14. She has worked her way from busser to Chef/Owner. She began cooking for Todd English in Boston and has traveled the country and the world working for such renowned chefs as Daniel Boulud, Alain Ducasse, and Tony Maws. In 2009, Tiffani was tapped to run Rocca Kitchen & Bar, earning a three-star review from the Boston Globe. She then opened her first venture, Sweet Cheeks in Fall 2011, adding another three-star review to her resume.
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, services and amenities 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, a wide range of activities including non-motorized water sports and nightly entertainment. In addition, all guests may use the well-equipped Divi Winds Sports Center, which features a 30-foot outdoor rock climbing wall on the beach. 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.
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