The International Club of DC and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands cordially request the pleasure of your company to escape with us to the Caribbean island paradise of Aruba to indulge in an Aruban Carnival celebration!
Enjoy an authentic dinner buffet feast of Aruban delicacies as you enjoy an evening of Aruban music and enjoy an evening of dancing. Carnival is the biggest cultural event of the year for Aruba. Carnival in Aruba features a handful of parades characterized by colorful floats, extravagant costumes and rolling sound trucks that fuel the dancing crowd with roadmarch songs. Don’t miss this opportunity to indulge in our Carnival Celebration as you learn about traveling to Aruba for an unforgettable Caribbean experience!
Enjoy Drinks Served at the Open Bar (Selections may change):
Indulge in two Aruban beers: Balashi and Chill. The beer is a deep golden color and easy on the foam. It has a soft bitterness, an aroma of fresh hops, and a short aftertaste.
Also enjoy Aruba’s famous Rum Punch: Aruban made Palmera Rum mixed with fruit punch or you can indulge in a surprise cocktail drink mixed with Aruban Coecoei at the Cocktail Bar.
Dinner Menu of Aruban Delicacies
Enjoy an authentic dinner buffet feast of Aruban Cuisine. Menu selections subject to change:
Keeshi Yena is a very popular dish during Christmas time in Aruba. It is a filled gouda cheese casserole. The filling consists of olives, chicken and other Aruban ingredients.
The Grilled Salmon is a fresh salmon grilled with Aruban spices
The Carni Stoba is a beef stew made with Aruban spices
For side dishes we have: a curry vegetable Dish, Aruban Mixed Fried Rice, Plantains Aruba Style
And Funchi Fries
Please feel free to add this Aruba best kept secret on your food: Hot Delight Gourmet Hot Sauce made of Papaya.
For Dessert, indulge in Ponche Crema Cake, a creamy smooth cake made of egg yolks, cream, rum and variety of spices.
Please note that the event is presented for you to walk around the embassy, meet other guests, as well as embassy staff during the dinner reception, as you discover Aruba. Kindly note that though there will be limited seating, the event is not presented as a seated function. The event will be presented rain, shine, or snow and event details are subject to change.
Aruba is a small Caribbean island, nestled in the heart of the Southern Caribbean. Aruba is home to beautiful white-sand beaches, cooling trade winds and the warmest people in the world. Aruba is 19.6 miles long and 6 miles across and home to 110,000 residents representing more ten 90 nationalities.
Aruba has a consistent air temperature of about 80 Degrees all year long with a nice breeze. For the nature lovers, Aruba is much more than just beach, casino and partying. The Arikok National Park is the home of many Indian caves, exotic trees and birds and reef protected coves.