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Thread: Thanksgiving at the Ritz's Solanio Italian Trattoria

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    Senior Member Arubalisa's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Any Aruba beach...

    Thanksgiving at the Ritz's Solanio Italian Trattoria


    $90.00 for adults w/o champagne
    $125.00 w. Bloody Mary & Champagne
    Kids Ages 6-12 = $45.00
    Ages 3-5 = $20.00
    Under 3 Free

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    Senior Member Arubalisa's Avatar
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    It looks like they will be offering similar brunches/buffets for Christmas Day and New Year's day, along with special ala carte menus in all of their restaurants on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve.

    "Christmas Eve Dinner
    December 24, 2013 – 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
    Soliano, Les Crustaces, Madero restaurants
    Enjoy Christmas Eve dinner menu’s with holiday delights in one of our three restaurants.
    Savor a special holiday menu on this joyous evening and enjoy the finest cuisine and service.

    New Year’s Eve Prime Rib and Lobster Dinner in Madero
    December 31, 2013 – 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
    Madero restaurant
    Watch our chef in action over our wood fired parrilla while enjoying a savory selection of delectable meats, fish and creative dishes.
    $125.00 for Adults; Kids ages 12 and under $60.00

    New Year’s Eve Four course Tasting Dinner in Les Crustaces
    December 31, 2013 – seatings available 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    Les Crustaces
    Celebrate this New Year’s Eve with unforgettable and delicious experience with a specially-designed four course tasting menu.
    $145.00 per person

    New Year’s Eve Dinner Buffet in Solanio
    December 31, 2013 – seatings available 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Solanio restaurant
    Toast to the New Year with a special New Year’s Eve menu Solanio for an international food affair.
    Adults: $90.00 for adults without Champagne; $125.00 inclusive of Champagne
    Kids Ages 6-12 = $45.00 | Ages 3-5 = $20.00 | Under 3 Complimentary

    New Year’s Eve Countdown Party
    December 31, 2013 – 11 p.m. – 1 a.m. Pool Deck
    Ring in the New Year with a glass of champagne in hand under the Aruba star-lit sky. Open cash bar, and Madero open until 2 a.m. "

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    Senior Member WaltVB's Avatar
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    Legends Iguana Joe's, Surf Club
    So at least $800 for the room per night, then $250 for 2 adults for the Thanksgiving buffet? $20 for a 3 year old?? $60 for a childs prime rib and lobster on NYE?? I dunno, I guess I would have to suck it up and spend the money before passing final judgement, but as I see it, they must be crazy. I don't care how many market surveys were conducted, I just can't imagine that. I'm sure the meal would be nice and maybe it will be the best meal ever served on Aruba. If it were me, I would survey all of the 3 year olds and ask them how well $20 to $60 worth of chicken fingers and mac and cheese pleased their pallets. Jeez.... what a joke...

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    Senior Member Arubalisa's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by WaltVB View Post
    I don't care how many market surveys were conducted, I just can't imagine that.
    If you can afford the room, you can afford the buffet? But seriously with 81 hotels worldwide in 26 countries, backed by Marriott they know what they are doing. Their stock is up 57+% since the crash, pays a steady dividend and has split 4 times during that period.

    I would never pay $125K to buy a 2 bedroom lock out (I can buy a whole house that I can use 365 days a year, not just one week, many places in the world for that much) at the Marriott Surf Club Christmas week, but obviously some people have?
    Last edited by Arubalisa; 09-29-2013 at 07:35 PM.

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    Senior Member luvsun's Avatar
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    Jul 2009
    Scott's Brats...and our patio
    Sugar, what do you think we go there this year!! ;-) Since last year was soooo good!
    Scotts Brats
    Playa Linda Resort
    facebook - Legends Pub Aruba
    Legends Pub

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    Senior Member cindyo's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Reniassance Island & Surf Club Lazy River
    Hmmm , will be there at Thanksgiving
    literally food for thought

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