Steven Pinkert’s Favorite Eatery in Curacao

Steven Pinkert frequently travels to Curacao on business and over the years has a favorite restaurant named Warung Jawa.  This is a nondescript outdoor restaurant that is only open for lunch but serves fantastic Indonesian cuisine.

Steven Pinkert in front of Warung Jawa

Steven Pinkert in front of Restaurant Warung Jawa - Curacao

Warung Jawa Restaurant in Curacao - Copyright 2012 Steven Pinkert

Warung Jawa Restaurant in Curacao - Copyright 2012 Steven Pinkert

As you can see from the photos it isn’t fancy but there is fast table service and the food is fantastic. The owner grew up in Suriname and actually went to grade school with Steven’s friend, Maarten.

Steven Pinkert standing with the owner of Warung Jawa - Curacao

Steven Pinkert standing with the owner of Warung Jawa - Curacao

Unfortunately Steven Pinkert is not an expert on Indonesian food. So all he can tell the readers is that he and his friend Vincent ordered an egg covered dishes that looked delicious.

Delicious Indonesian Dish - Copyright 2012 Steven Pinkert

Delicious Indonesian Dish - Copyright 2012 Steven Pinkert

The combination plate below that Steven Pinkert ordered has rice, chicken, pork, and noodles.  The peanut sauce on the chicken is the best ever.  The combination of both heavy and delicate flavors explodes on your palate.  Perhaps a reasonable flavor description is a combination of Chinese and Indian cooking.

Steven Pinkert ordered this fantastic Indonesian combination plate

Steven Pinkert ordered this fantastic Indonesian combination plate - Copyright 2012 Steven Pinkert

Try some great Indonesian food if you have the chance advises Steven Pinkert

New World Symphony – A Blessing for Miami – Steven Pinkert

Last night my father, Sherma and I attended the performance of Sibelius’ Concerto in D minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 47.  Not only was the orchestra’s performance invigorating, the soloist, Henning Kraggerud was fantastic.  He is a virtuoso. But there is much more to the New World Symphony that needs to be said.

The acoustics, and I consider myself an expert on acoustics, are the best I have ever heard in a concert hall – full stop! The electronic sound system that is used in the outdoor theater is also the finest outdoor sound system I have ever heard. (I was told but have not verified that the outdoor sound system is British – which would not surprise me as  I have been an audiophile for years and have old “Naim” audio equipment, made in England, that I still listen to today.)

But there is even more that makes the New World Symphony great…it is the spirit of the young musicians.  There is something especially moving – listening to young aspiring great artists.  Somehow the fact that the orchestra is composed entirely of outstanding young musicians that are in residence and studying at the New World School makes the performance even more exciting!

New World Symphony

New World Symphony Copyright 2012 - Steven Pinkert

As mentioned above there is also an outdoor theater that has a powerful HD projector which projects onto a gigantic screen enabling the outdoor visitors to view the performances for free in a picnic environment. And the location – just a block from Lincoln Road on Miami Beach is unbelievable.

Finally, Steven Pinkert and his family, appreciate all the support that our community members, county, and businesses have given and continue to give to make this school and performing art center a reality.

“For a memorable evening – attend the Miami New World Symphony – either in the performing hall or out on the lawn,” says Steven Pinkert