The all-you-care-to-drink-and-eat event is hosted by Executive Chef Matt Boland and the students of EPI which will be competing for the best dish judged by professional judges.
Aruba’s artist community will present the sixth annual exhibition, curated by Jan van Straaten of the Westin Aruba Art Gallery.
Guests are invited to sample more than 60 varieties of wine by the glass from the USA, Italy, France, Australia, Chile and Argentina, in collaboration with the island’s liquor purveyors.
There will be live entertainment by DJ Metropolis throughout the event.
General admission tickets are sold for $30 per person at the door.
The festival’s final night on Saturday, June 5, will present an elegant gala evening titled, Capturing the Champagne Sparkle. Immediately after the gala, the doors of the ballroom will open to introduce The Sleepwalker Concert, from 11:00 p.m. to 1 a.m.
The Sleepwalker Concert features famed local guitarist Ernesto Ferro with legendary American composer, guitarist Johnny Farina, with Durban Laverde former Led Zeppelin guitar player on bass and Aruba’s very own Hildward Croes on keyboard, with Jeremy Bonarriba on percussion.
General admission tickets are sold at the door at $35 per person.
Aruba’s Fine Wine Purveyors who lent their support to the festival are Romar Trading, The Aruba Trading Company, Pepia Est, Arion Wine Company and Playa Liquor.
Pictured here Musician Ernesto Ferro.