A Red Carpet Gala Dinner Introduces New Banqueting and Events Ballroom

The Quota Club under the direction of President Gladys N. Kock organized a red carpet gala dinner at the new ballroom, just recently finished on the second floor of the Alhambra Casino.

The space trapped above the gaming floor, was transformed into a stylishly decorated ballroom with a seating capacity of 250 people theater-style. For dinner banquets the room may be set up for 180 party-goers, and in the event that a dance floor is required, the room may accommodate up to 140 guests, around elegant round tables, for formal plated functions.

The unique Quota Food & Wine Pairing was catered by a talented culinary team under the leadership of Executive Chef Paul Zijlstra, of Windows on Aruba. Other members of the team included French-born Executive Chef Gerard Coste, who was recently recruited to oversee and execute all functions at the new ballroom. Sous Chef Patrick Lampe working for Divi Mega Resorts also assisted the preparation of the five star tasting menu, nicely contributing to the amazing creativity of the chefs.

Quote Club members and their guests enjoyed a six course gourmet experience paired with wines from Romar Trading and Pepia Est.

Wine artist Clive Faustin provided the wine notes and shared the microphone and the commentaries with Herdy Ten Lohuis, describing the much-enjoyed Riesling, Chardonnay, Pino Noire and Dessert Wine, poured that night.

The evening took off with a champagne reception at Fusion, Piano & Wine Bar then guests walked the red carpet to the elevator leading to the second floor ballroom for an unforgettable dinner. The menu featured a sinful Pate de Foie Gras and dried fruit appetizer, then continued with an exotic Grilled Sea Bass with mango sauce. A champagne intermezzo in the ballroom foyer, refreshed the palates of party-goers and allowed the refresh of tables just before the main course, a Veal Rib Eye Steak with delicate morel mushrooms followed by delectable cheese nibbles and a Grand Petit Dessert. Jos Valentijn, the Food & Beverage Manager oversaw the excellent table service.

Pictured here the New Banqueting & Events Ballroom which is now open for business above the Alhambra Casino. The space may be used in conjunction with Fusion Piano & Wine Bar and with Ginger, the popular New Asian restaurant. With ample, easily accessible parking and a complete shopping mall, Alhambra can now host conventions and meetings offering guests a diverse array of events, from simple BBQs on the open air patio to elaborate celebratory affairs.

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August 28, 2012
Rona Coster