Popular Food Fest at renaissance

The popular Renaissance Food Festival was received enthusiastically as hundreds of local residents and tourists found their way to the heart of Oranjestad to eat drink and socialize on Sept 3rd.

The Food Festival was professionally organized by the Renaissance Marketplace involving every single eatery and bar also including the retail stores, the cinemas and the hair salon.

Not surprisingly patrons lined up for a free frappucchino with a sandwich at Starbucks and the free mojito with their delicious entre at Cuba’s Cookin’ which just recently moved into the marketplace from its previous location on Wilhelminastraat.

Cilo, City Lounge, surprised patrons with great value and variety serving a three course tapas dinner with twelve delectable tastings and the Plaza Cafe was packed with Nasi-Goreng lovers which was on sale that day for just $11.

Kids had the best time during the afternoon and early evening hours expanding their energy Dino and Trampoline jumping, enjoying arts and crafts and special treats including balloons and popcorn.

Many people coming to the Renaissance Marketplace were happy to discover new spots: The outdoor bar at Casa Tua Pizzaria and Spanglish Restaurant, boasting an innovative food concept.

They were also happy to reconnect with their favorite un-changed Grand Cafe Tropical and the always-hopping Sushi Ya adjacent to the Next Door Bar.

Topping the day’s excitement, the entertainment program featuring local bands Clic, the Rincon Boy and Tsunami for a mix of old and new, traditional and contemporary Caribbean and Latin music.

The festival, the biggest to date, will be repeated in the near future due to popular request.