Kiwanis enjoy business mixed with pleasure at Casa Tua Barcelona

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The Kiwanis Club Of Palm Beach held a business and installation meeting at Casa Tua Barcelona, taking care of business over great cuisine.

The evening began with the singing of the national anthem of Aruba and took off with a traditional invocation and the introduction of guests.

As the club installed four new members, they received their Kiwanis plaques and pins from their sponsors. Then the Kiwanis community welcomed the new members with handshakes and embraces and picture opportunities.

The culinary team of Casa Tua Barcelona, the Nataf brothers Daveed and Gregory, took the opportunity to introduce some new menu items to the dignitaries, with delicious complimentary spoonfuls of steak tartar delivered to the tables, chased by delicate creamy potato-filled lumpias with smoked duck breast on a bed of arugula, sprinkled with vinaigrette.

The culinary roots of owner Victor Nataf and his two sons Daveed and Gregory may be traced to the south of France, to Provence, where they absorbed Italian and Spanish influences. “Daveed and Gregory,” says Victor, “grew up in the kitchen, and they are excited about family recipes from around the Mediterranean, being introduced in Aruba.”

With the first Casa Tua on Palm Beach baking thin-crust pizzas and Italian specialties and the second Casa Tua Barcelona flaunting a Spanish touch, the third restaurant, Casa Tua Mediterranean is in the planning stages, checking into the brand new Palm Beach Plaza Mall, across from Aqua Condominium, and the Marriott Resort.

The Natafs are excited about their new baby, which will deliver new food and a fresh ambiance, blending regional flavors from Moroccan Couscous to Greek Moussaka and a selection of grilled fish and seafood, in a contemporary tropical atmosphere, accented with modern furniture, rustic painted walls and a comfortable lounge area, with an outside terrace overlooking the Palm Beach Plaza Mall

Pictured here, Casa Tua Barcelona, opens its door to the Kiwanis.