At the Radisson Aruba Resort Casino & Spa South Africa Tourism offers fantastic Kickoff Celebration Luncheon

SA RAD (13)South African Tourism hosted a unique kick off celebration luncheon at the Radisson Aruba Resort Casino & Spa designed to entertain SITE International Conference 09 delegates, and educate them about travel to South Africa, in preparation for the SITE IC 2010 in Cape Town, SA.

The drummers of Drum Café sounded the welcome percussion in the garden of the Radisson, creating a sense of anticipation, all the way to the Grand Caribbean Ballroom where a colorful banquet was set up by the Radisson Aruba Resort Casino & Spa event team directed and sponsored by the Cape Town & Western Cape Convention Bureau, Site Global, South African Airways and South African Tourism, as inspired by its slogan, Business Unusual.

All décor pieces from napkin holders to colorful dolls, wall fabrics and sashes, head gear and statuesque were imported from South Africa. The menu, as put together by a South African culinary expert was prepared in the kitchen of the resort under direction of Executive Chef Hector Espinosa.

On the menu as appetizers, delivered on family platters and shared: Vegetable Samoosas with Chutney Cream, Spiced Patat Spears with Peanut & Coriander Satay dip and Maize Nut Fritters with Apple & Mint Raita.SA RAD

Main courses included Cape Seafood Curry, Chicken Pie, Dhal with Roasted Butternut, Basmati Rice and Morog with Coconut & Peanuts, attesting to the continent’s Dutch and Indian roots.

The Malva Pudding with Amarula Custard, a delicious marshmallow dessert was chased by gold dusted fresh cut fruits.

Two exceptional South African wines escorted the outstanding dishes, Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc 2008 and Mulderbosch Faithful Hound 2005.

The luncheon also featured sensational singer Lorraine Klassen, against a backdrop of irresistible South African images. The spirited, high-energy diva had delegates on their feet dancing, vowing to attend the South African conference, for the food, for the wine, for the music, for the scenery and for a million other reasons as outlined by organizers pitching next year’s international conference and skillfully awakening the desire to explore the southern tip of the world’s second largest continent.SA RAD (65)

Mosaic Fabulous Event Planners helped recruit the beautiful male and female models, direct the traffic and the dancing, serve Zebra-tinis and mix genuine Aruban hospitality & charm in with South African passion and spice.

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November 01, 2009
Rona Coster