Aruba has won the top award for “Best Fine Dining in the Caribbean” for 2015. The award was announced by a renowned travel company. Another popular Caribbean destination Sint Maarten-Saint Martin also won the award for culinary excellence.
Aruba presently has over 200 restaurants and is considered to be a perfect culinary vacation destination for enjoying delicious Caribbean food and many other types of cuisines. Restaurants such as Carte Blanche Restaurant and 2 Fools and a Bull restaurant have made Aruba proud and put it on world culinary map. Let’s take a look at these two hugely popular restaurants which helped Aruba carve a niche for itself and made it a most sought after culinary destination in the Caribbean.
2 Fools and a Bull
The name “2 Fools and a Bull” might sound quirky. But, it isn’t quirky when it comes to enjoying unique, intimate dining experience in the Caribbean. The 2 Fools and a Bull restaurant is situated on Palm Beach Road in Noord. This restaurant brings an out-of-the-world experience to all those dining here taking to a new level of adventure, culture and discovery. This 18-seat eatery is unlike any other in the Caribbean. It is co-owned by Fred Wanders and Paul Faas, who prefer calling themselves as 2 warmhearted fools, but are known to visitors as indeed very good hosts.
Before you take dinner, the hosts will welcome you to join other guests in the backyard for enjoying aperitifs like champagne cocktails charged with mango caviar. After the dinner is ready, you should walk inside from backyard and take your seat at the wraparound bar facing the busy kitchen. The five-course international menu will then be laid out by Fred himself and promises the guests to be “fooly satisfied”. The witty Paul will be there to suggest you the wines that pair well with all that you had ordered at this 2-year-old restaurant. After your hunger pangs have been satiated with 5-course dinner, you can consider sipping a cup of tea or coffee, or a special treat chosen by the hosts themselves of this A-list restaurant in Aruba. You will however be required to book your seats much in advance and again reconfirm your reservation at least 24 hours prior to your visit, or else your spot is likely to be sold out if you don’t reconfirm. Don’t ever miss an intimate dining experience at this one-of-a-kind eatery.
Carte Blanche Restaurant
Get ready to be taken on a culinary adventure in Aruba with a visit to Carte Blanche Restaurant, situated within the European-style Bucuti & Tara Resort in Caribbean garden offering stunning views over world’s most beautiful Eagle Beach. A visit at this restaurant ensures a well spent vacation time while simultaneously getting an entirely novel experience.
As you arrive at Carte Blanche Restaurant at 7 pm, get ready to be transported to a world of culinary delight. The restaurant seats 14 guests only each evening. You will therefore need to make your reservations much in advance. You will be in the midst of an exclusive community of fellow diners and great hosts Chef Daatselaar and his maître d’, Glen Bonse.
Don’t look forward to a typical restaurant experience here as you won’t get to sit at tables in pairs. You will instead be offered luxurious lounge stools encircling a curved bar allowing ample opportunities to interact with hosts. Each night’s dinner have a unique prix fixe menu, along with cocktails and an optional wine pairing. The food style is mostly European. You will however be above 18 years of age to book reservations at this restaurant. If you want to enjoy flavorsome meals in a unique setting, then Carte Blanche Restaurant is a must visit.