Nothing much to report today. We spent most of it at the house, in the pool, reading and watching the Canadian events unfold on TV. We had an electrical problem: some of the lights and the fridge stopped working. We discovered it the night before. I was very impressed with Aruba Happy Rentals and their timely response. One of the owners, Albert, actually came over at night with an extension cord for the fridge and an electrician showed up in the morning. He determined that it was a problem with the city's equipment and they promptly arrived shortly afterward. The problem was solved. Very impressive on everyone's part.
Back to Alhambra in the afternoon. We are nothing, if not consistent, haha. But if it ain't broke, why fix it? "Our" slot machine offsets our expensive eating habits. Ths time there was someone monopolizing it and we had to wait nearby to snag it when she got up. The nerve, haha!
Continuing in the consistent vein, back we went to Madame Janette for dinner. It is starting to feel like family there. I had brought a little thank you to Boris for his kindness a few nights ago and he was surprised and grateful. I was eager to try some of the dishes many of you had written about, so we went with the bang-bang shrimp, lobster ravioli, almond crusted grouper and tenderloin Gianni Versace. All lived up to your reviews and my expectations. I just wish we lived here to try each of the dishes on the menu.
We will be back one more time, on Friday, to experience their first-ever Oktoberfest. Knowing Chef Boris's Austrian background, I am certain it will be a unique and authentic experience. Adding to the twinkle light ambiance of the evening, the entertainment for the evening was Rene Kannegieter, whose voice reminded me very much of Sting. And he did sing Sting, McCartney, Eric Clapton. At my request he beautifully sang my favorite song "What a Wonderful World." I could have listened to him all night. Music is his night job. He is a schoolteacher by day. I'm sure he is good at that as well.
So as not to bore you, I am going to write more about Madame Janette under the Culinary and Culture heading.