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May 29, 2018

New Herrings at Café the Plaza's Traditional ‘Haring Happen' Event

The Dutch tradition of ‘Haring Happen’ continues on Aruba when the first herrings of the season are flown in.

On Friday, June 15, local lovers of herring will flock to Café the Plaza, the popular cafe in the Renaissance Marketplace, to sample the delicacy. Predictions about this year's catch are very favorable: the 2018 herring is fat and tasty - it just slides down your throat!

Things will get underway at Café the Plaza at 3 pm. Outside on the terrace there will be a fish cart selling the herrings and there will be live music from 3 to 7 pm with Roel. A Balashi beer stand will take care of the unique combination herring and beer, while the Dutch and Aruban national flags will wink at the tight links between these two countries.

Cafe the Plaza New Herring 2018 in Aruba.

The Dutch new herring season officially gets underway on June 15 and will continue until September. The best herrings contain at least 16% fat (unsaturated Omega-3 fats); they are filled with lots of protein and vitamins, like A1, B1, 2, 6 and 12 as well as C, D and E. So now you know how good herrings are for your health, lowering your cholesterol while you enjoy every bite.

Cafe the Plaza New Herring 2018 in Aruba.

We hope you will be able to make it to Café the Plaza in the Renaissance Marketplace on the 15th for a healthy, tasty bite of the new herring of 2018!