Aquarius Restaurant Salutes Aruba’s National Day


Aruba’s Nation Day, May 18th is upcoming, and in honor of the important island holiday Aquarius Restaurant at the Renaissance Mall is offering a special designed to please locals and visiting seafood lovers.

The restaurant’s famed buffet dinner on March 18th, will toast to Aruba’s bounty of the sea with a sumptuous seafood spread and live seafood action-stations.

The menu, already familiar to many repeat patrons includes a Seafood Bar featuring Maine Lobster chicks with mustard mayonnaise, Steamed Caribbean peel’n’eat shrimp, King Crab Legs, Coconut Seafood Ceviche flavored with Cilantro, Hot Smoked Tuna served Sushi style, assorted Maki Sushi Rolls with seafood and vegetables and a Dutch delight in commemoration of the island’s heritage, a Boucan fish board with smoked Mackerel, Herring, Eel and Mussels.

The Seafood Dinner Buffet also offers a rich Salad & Soup display with seasonal greens and a raw bar loaded with assorted dressings and condiments besides just-made Criollo Potato Salad, Marinated Ripe Tomatoes, Conch Salad, Peppered Bean Salad, Hearts of Palm, Surimi Crab Salad, Caribbean Seafood Salad, Marinated Feta with herbs, Pasta Pesto Salad, Apple Coleslaw & Creole Ratatouille. Known for their creative soup kettle the chefs of Aquarius restaurant are inspired to simmer a different Caribbean Soup, every day.

For main courses the chefs also compose a fresh selection each day brimming with beef, poultry, fish and pasta accompanied by vegetables, starches and rice, which complement the interactive Cooking Station, sautéing Grouper, Snapper, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Scallops and Shrimp, a la minute, with patrons’ input and inspiration.

For those with healthy appetites, the Carving Station is ready to delight with Jamaican Roast Striploin topped by horseradish and Dijon mustard, in addition to Glazed Ham & Roast Turkey, but most diners head straight for the dessert extravaganza, indulging in the pastry chef’s daily specialties, while they still have room  . . .

We are hereby warning you, Chef Christian Rast makes signature Coconut Thyme Flan, Piña Colada Cake, Chocolate Cheesecake, White and Dark Chocolate Mouse, Coconut Cocada, and assorted melt-in-your-mouth cookies like no other chef on the island, you will be breaking your diet on Aruba’s national day.

Kids under 5, accompanied by a paying adult, eat free of charge, and kids under 12, accompanied by a paying adult also pay a discounted price, explains Rebecca Verschoor Marval, Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino Marketing Communications & PR Manager. An invitation is hereby extended to both locals and Aruba visitors, to come celebrate a culinary feast at Aquarius Restaurant. .