Toasting the King of the Netherlands 50th birthday

Posted on Thu April 27, 2017.

Tonight we hosted three separate nationalities at one table and toasted the King of the Netherlands 50th birthday along with us South Africans celebrating Freedom Day and one German lady joining in to celebrate with us just because she could !

What a lovely evening we all had here at Laughing Waters on the Kings 50th Birthday.

The menu consisted of Cauliflower Broccoli and Blue Cheese Soup, followed by Mushroom Risotto (for our vegetarian guests) a choice of Sirloin Steak with Baked Potatoes and home grown vegetables or Fish and Chips and a lovely dessert of Lavender Brulee and of course the special finale toast to the King of a Limited Edition Hoog Houdt Wilhelmus Oranje Likeur brought especially for the occasion by our guests from the Netherlands.

Back in the Netherlands King Willem-Alexander turned 50 on Thursday 27th April and the country celebrated the special day with huge celebrations. On Friday evening, the King and his wife Queen Maxima welcomed guests at a dinner to mark the big event. Royals and guests could be seen enjoying a sumptuous banquet in the palace, with photographs of the king showing him to be thoroughly enjoying his party. Maxima looked every inch the royal, stunning in a violet and gold dress and full of smiles at the happy occasion.