Posts Tagged ‘Bonaire Dining’

The Beach, a New Dining Hot Spot

January 8, 2017

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I am so excited to share my recent cool vibe discovery, The Beach, located on EEG Blvd., across Windsock Apartment. Two cool dudes, Niels and Dennis manage this newest hot spot. A spectacular seaside setting makes this a must go to spot. They open up early for coffee and breakfast and serve into the night. Their menu is creative with Dutch and local treats. The wine and cocktail menu is inspiring. I  enjoyed cold, crisp Savignon Blanc on several occasions. Food was always fresh and tasty. My favorite was the rare tuna burger I enjoyed during a recent visit. Their sate is delicious as well.

The beach is man-made and rather small so but we never had to wait for a lounger. There are side tables and benches for cocktails and social time. There is also a large dining table perfect for a group. The side area offers 6 – 4 tops.   In short, everyone will enjoy the casual comfortable setting to share a libation or meal.

I have taken Yoga on site as well. There is a Flow class Monday and Friday, at 8 AM. There is also Pilates at 8 AM every Tue. On Thur., enjoy an early 7:30 yoga class.  I cannot express how serene it is to enjoy Savasana seaside with the waves lapping below.

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If you love to snorkel or enjoy a delightful swim, step into the crystal clear sea. This is the perfect setting to jump into the Caribbean blue for a dip or laps along the coast.

To learn more about The Beach, contact Ann Phelan, Social Concierge. She may be reached at ann@bonairecaribbean.com. Ann offers complimentary services for her discerning clientele.

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At Sea- in dining heaven

December 16, 2015

My family and I have dined with Chef Rick and his wife, Kim, for many years. They started off in an unassuming location with only a handful of tables. Service was intimate and the setting was magical. The noticeable aspect of dining was Chef Rick’s creative plating and flawless presentation. Over time, Chef Rick and Kim wanted to grow so purchased a magnificent ocean view spot on the outskirts of sleepy Kralendijk. I have had the privilege of many dinners but recently, was blown away by a 5 course surprise tasting menu.

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Photo Courtesy of At Sea

Chef Rick invited my boyfriend and I to sample his new menu paired with some amazing wines. The 5 courses were truly sublime. Chef Rick was keenly aware of my dietary preferences (non meat eater) and a lighter fare.

We were seated in a corner high top near the bar. The place is bustling but the focus is on food. The waitstaff are supportive and efficient and seem to always know what you need and when. I was never searching around for the next course or water.

The food came at a slow but steady pace. Each course was presented in an artful way.  Flavors were undeniably some of the best I have experienced in 15 years living and dining on Bonaire. Each course tantalized our taste buds.

Wine flowed with each course. I loved the Saint Clemente Chardonnay. Seth loved his Malbec. Each course was paired perfectly with a wine well suited to compliment the food flavors.

Jay Frans is the man behind the bar. His skill and finesse is apparent and his charm enhances the bar experience. We enjoyed watching him craft some creative cocktails. For those enjoying a bar experience, At Sea has a cozy spot for you!

If you seek an amazing dining experience for a special evening, look no further. At Sea is your spot. I offer free Concierge Services for all of my Caribbean Wind & Sun Clients so email me at ann@bonairecaribbean.com or call At Sea at 011 599 701 0134.  Their holiday menu looks sublime. Groups are encouraged to book for the intimate Dec. 24 3 -course dining menu.

 

Bon Appetite

 

 

 

Dining Updates

May 25, 2012

I just had a whirlwind week of dining bliss. I had some friends on island so I was sort of a tourist indulging on at some favorite locations as well as revisiting a few spots I have missed over the years. 

 

My neighbor treated me to Mother’s Day lunch at Kontiki. This is one of my favorite Bonaire lunch spots with stellar views of Lac Bay. We enjoyed the fresh fish being served that day. The hit was the fresh Mahi Mahi in a mango sauce. Of course the freshly made Pina Colada hit the spot. 

 

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I had a lovely dessert later at Gio’s Gelato on Kaya Grandi. Honestly, this is as good as it gets. The selection is staggering including pistachio and tiramisu. If you are craving something sweet and delicious, look no more. 

 

My friend invited me to girl’s night at La Barca. I had frequented this oceanview restaurant a few years back and returned last week for an amazing dinner. This al fresco spot offers homemade pasta and fresh fish. I spoke to the chef and asked him to create a pasta seafood dish. He wowed me with an amazing puntanesca style concoction. It was sublime. I cannot wait to return. 

 

As mentioned in a previous post, Patrice from Bistro de Paris has moved his location to the marina side venue at Harbour Village. My friend and I dined at Zazu, the lovely bar on side. Patrice has created an amazing menu for those wishing to enjoy a lighter fare. I sampled the Vietnamese Spring Rolls and the Brie and Spinach Crepe. Both were amazing and delectable. As we dined, the local fisherman came in with two lovely fresh Mahi Mahi. This is a not to miss spot. I highly recommend the Ti Punch. 

 

 

 

I am pleased to offer free on island Concierge to all of my discerning guests. Allow the opportunity to reserve your table today and soon, embarking on Bonaire’s dining bliss.

Wil’s Tropical Grill

April 24, 2009

Wil's Grill

Sue and Wil Heemskerk have created a Caribbean oasis in sleepy Kralendijk Bonaire. I have been dining at their restaurants for about 8 years and never tire of Wil’s creative cuisine. A two star Michelin chef, Wil’s menu is both creative and diverse utilizing a colorful palate of fresh ingredients. Most of my clients seek out fresh local fish. Wil and Sue only offer fresh fish so when you drive by and see Mahi Mahi on the menu, run, don’t walk in.

Maggie, my daughter loves their Caesar Salad with crisp romaine wrapped lovingly in procuitto and shaved aged parmesan. My favorite is the calamari salad with crisp calamari and fresh greens in a lovely Indonesian style dressing.

The garden setting is serene and the experience unrushed and relaxing.
Wil’s is open for dinner Monday – Sat. serving at 6 PM. Reservations are recommended. Leave room for dessert. It’s decadent and delicious.

Photo Courtesy of Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations

Photo: Maggie Wynter, Sue Heemskerk and Mercy Baron