Saturday, November 2, 2013

Amadeus adopts Amadeus

Almost five years ago, popular restaurant Amadeus opened its doors just a few hundred yards from the traffic circle at Tanki Leendert. Because the restaurant is owned by Austrian chef Thomas Mitter, he named it Amadeus after the famous Austrian composer, Wolgang Amadeus Mozart. Even the interior decoration reflects the era and the ground floor is a copy of a room where Mozart performed in Vienna. The dishes, however, are modern fortunately, with of course the Austrian `Wiener Schnitzel’ playing a starring role in the menu; it is called Mozart’s Surf & Turf.

Aruba Bound

Six months ago a baby donkey was born at the sanctuary, bearing the name Amadeus. So when management and staff of the restaurant with the same name heard about that, they all came to visit their namesake. During this spontaneous visit, the entire Amadeus team decided to adopt Amadeus. Of course he will stay at the sanctuary, where he is having a great time, by the way, but Restaurant Amadeus pays for its keep with a monthly donation. Amadeus is one lucky donkey as the chef gets him lots of fresh carrots!

You too can adopt your own donkey; you only need to pay AWG. 30,-- [$16.76 USD] per month for the donkey’s keep. With this amount you help support the sanctuary as well as your own donkey. And you will receive a beautiful certificate and a super T-shirt and your name and photo will be posted on our website. So please call the sanctuary at 593-2933; you can also register via the website or donate money on bank account number 40.03.025 at the Aruba Bank! Just do it! Would you like to follow the donkeys on Facebook: surf to Donkey Sanctuary Aruba.

Photo shows Mr. and Mrs. Mitter with `their’ Amadeus