Racing Thursday, Nov 3rd, 2011

Cool Casino at the Riu Palace would like to invite the general public for a Racing Event on Thursday, November 3rd, 2011, when the casino extends a big welcome to drivers and crew members of the PALO MARGA FINALS. Locals and international drivers participating in the Grand Finals of the Year 2011 will be on hand at the casino, to take pictures and mingle with patrons, says Marian Erasmus of the Marketing department. Palo Marga Aruba International Raceway Park located in San Nicolas, is a top racing facility in the Caribbean, annually hosting events from January through November.  Over 30,000 spectators and over 4,500 participants visit International Raceway Park Palo Marga each season. The Aruba Drag racing Foundation, operator and promoter of the Raceway Park, puts together yearly schedules with an average of seven race events in different categories and approximately 20 street legal events per year. The final upcoming event participants will visit Cool Casino on Thursday.

Romar Trading personalities, including Monique Bouwers who assisted Faustin is serving guests to complete satisfaction.

The menu prepared by chef Mondrick included a Dutch Smoked Salmon Wrapped Asparagus, on a bed of sour cream & chives, escorted by Thierry & Guy Fat Bastard Chardonnay. The most popular dish of the evening, starred creamy goat cheesy, sprinkled with toasted walnuts, drizzled with honey, on a bed of arugula salad with honey vinaigrette, which was paired by Fat Bastard’s Sauvignon Blanc. The main event, Cog au Vin, cooked in a delicious red zinfandel sauce, nestled on a bed of roasted eggplant. The chicken breast marinated in provincial herbs with olive oil, was topped of with the red zinfandel sauce, brimming with sun dried tomatoes, and paired with a Cordier, Saint Emilion, Grand Vin 2006.

Between bites, patrons learned about wine aroma and wine making, entertained and informed by Faustin and his easy knowledgeable approach to wine.

For dessert, some dried fruit and dark pure chocolate was chased by Graham’s Fine Tawny Porto for a smooth, memorable finish.

La Bodega is open for wine purchases on Gutenbergstraat #4, in Oranjestad, the shop sells vintages from Australia, Argentina, Chile, Italy, France, Spain, New Zealand, Portugal, the United States, and South Africa.

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October 31, 2011
Rona Coster