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New herrings at Café the Plaza's traditional ‘Haring Happen' event

June 5, 2019
The Dutch tradition of ‘Haring Happen’ continues Aruba at Café the Plaza when the first herrings of the season have been flown in. On Friday, June 14 as of 3pm, local lovers of rare herring will flock to the popular cafe in the Renaissance Marketplace to sample the delicacy. Predictions about this year's catch are very favorable: the 2019 herring is fat and tasty: it just slides down your throat!

Things will get underway at Café the Plaza with a new herring reception starting at 5 pm. Outside on the terrace there will be a fish cart selling the herrings. 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. There will also be live music from 3pm till 7pm, followed by live music on the main stage outside.

The Dutch new herring season officially gets underway on June 14 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.

We hope you will be able to make it to Café the Plaza in the Renaissance Marketplace on the 14th at 3pm for a healthy, tasty bite of the new herring of 2019!