During these winter months, I often wish for a little warmth to help me escape the freezing wastelands known as the Northeast United States. Last week I got a bit of sun and sand (in the form of heat lamps and table centerpieces, respectively) during the Aruba Artistry and Cultural dinner held at the fabulous event space, Kitchen NYC.
|Feel the warmth...|
Sponsored by the Aruba Tourism Board and hosted by the minister of tourism himself - the dapper Otmar Oduber, this beautifully executed intimate dinner brought the little Caribbean island to life. The flavor rich three course dinner was prepared by none other than Urvin Croes, the famed owner and chef at one of Aruba's best restaurants, the White Modern Cuisine. I thought it was especially meaningful that each dish during the evening was inspired by the local artwork that was flown in to decorate the Kitchen's event space.
|Chef Croes in the Kitchen|
Photos: Finance Foodie / Steven Freeman 2012 for Aruba Tourism