This past Saturday evening the Divi & Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusives hosted Celebrity Chef Tiffani Faison of Boston, MA and singing group Pasta e Basta of Amsterdam for a live cooking event and musical performance that took place at Fusion Restaurant Wine & Piano Bar.

Chef Tiffani Faison was a finalist on Bravo’s hit cooking show Top Chef and is the owner and head chef at Sweet Cheeks Q and Tiger Mama restaurants in Boston. She prepared a four course meal for the event (menu below):

1st Course – Thai Tomato Salad

Marinated Tomatoes, Thai Basil, Mint, Cilantro, Burrata, Pandan Basil Seed Vinaigrette

2nd Course – Lobster Curry

Maine Lobster, Brown Butter Curry Lobster Broth, Coconut Meat, Cilantro Gastric, Buttered Roti

3rd Course – Shaking Beef
Sweet & Savory Roasted Beef, Watercress, Shallots, Ramps, Thai Basil, Fish Sauce Vinaigrette, Crispy Shallots, Coconut Ginger Rice

4th Course – Whipped Coconut Cheesecake

Cocoa Nibs, Coconut Caramel, Vietnamese Coffee Cake


Pasta e Basta is a very popular restaurant in Amsterdam specializing in fine Italian cuisine and incredible performances by passionate wait staff who sing everything from opera to classics and current songs. A few of the musical group’s songs performed that night included:

ABC & I’ll Be There – Jackson 5
Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
Royals – Lorde
This Time I Want It All – John Legend
Proud Mary – Creedence Clearwater Revival
September – Earth, Wind & Fire

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