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Carte Blanche Restaurant

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L.G. Smith Blvd. 55-B | Bucuti Beach resort, Palm - Eagle Beach 00000, Aruba
+297 586 3339
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Description: Carte Blanche is a restaurant for foodies, people who are open minded for...
Carte Blanche is a restaurant for foodies, people who are open minded for an exquisite fine dinning experience, without limitations. Carte Blanche features a 14-seat elegant bar in a relaxed and cozy atmosphere. The highlight of the restaurant is Chef Dennis van Daatselaar cooking right in front of you a 5-course Carte Blanche dinner known as a “chef surprise”. Alongside him is Maitre d’ Glen Bonset pairing wines and mixing premium drinks
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
A night to remember

This is a short summery of a very memorable evening at Carte Blanche in Palm Beach, Aruba. A special thank you to Glen our personal sommelier for the wine pairing and the explanation about each drink. Chef Dennis van Daatselaar cooked the delicious food right in front of us and also explained every... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This is a short summery of a very memorable evening at Carte Blanche in Palm Beach, Aruba. A special thank you to Glen our personal sommelier for the wine pairing and the explanation about each drink. Chef Dennis van Daatselaar cooked the delicious food right in front of us and also explained every dish. Its going to be very hard... More 

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Melville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

excellent service, fantastic pairing of wine & food , good people. i havent been to the other chef table type places in aruba but i would bot hesitate to go back.

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Round Rock, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I whole heartedly agree with every Excellent review on this posting. It is an experience of fun interaction with a small dynamic group, very interesting blending of flavors, fun wine pairings to accompany each course and a delight to interact with a very attentive and entertaining Chef Dennis and Glen. We were on a vacation to relax - I enjoyed... More 

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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Last year 2014 was our first experience at Carte Blanche it was very good 2015 topped that. The food prep is outstanding, atmosphere is that of a NY small fine dinning restaurant very nice. Food menu is fixed by the chef and taste was outstanding. The evening is paced very slow so you can mingle with other guests, and enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We booked the Cart Blanche last February to ensure we had a spot for our July Holiday so we were really looking forward to it. We weren't disappointed. An incredibly fun, fascinating and tasty night was had by all. Glen and Dennis hilariously entertain whilst preparing the food and drinks to top notch standards. We didn't do the wine pairing... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Great menu, excellent preparation and cooked to perfection. Service was spot on. If you want something different than the normal dinning experience then you need to come here. Worth the extra money, you get what you pay for.

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Glenn and Dennis are fabulous! And Hector is a great sport! What a lovely set-up at a peaceful resort ground, combined with fine dining and a friendly atmosphere. My husband and I spent an evening here and socialized with nearby couples... A honeymoon couple and another on their 35th wedding anniversary. Diverse customers enjoying the same meal and drink while... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Carte Blanche was absolutely amazing! Worth every penny for such a fabulous delicious dining experience! If you are a foodie then Carte Blanche is the place for you. Chef Dennis is incredibly talented and Glen knows his wine and works the crowd to make your entire experience something to never forget. If you visit Aruba then YOU MUST GO HERE!... More 

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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

In addition to the great food and wine, the patter of the chef and sommelier make this an unforgettable night. From the outset, the meal selections (five plus courses designed each night) and wine pairings were truly mesmerizing, created right in front of you in the circular kitchen/dining room. In addition, you are seated with other diners and have the... More 

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Saratoga, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We visited Carte Blanche for the second year in a row. We loved it the first time and were had another delicious experience this year. Glenn and Dennis are incredible hosts. They welcome you as if you are joining a dinner party in their home so you are immediately comfortable. Glenn even made up a special "blue" drink for my... More 

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Address: L.G. Smith Blvd. 55-B | Bucuti Beach resort, Palm - Eagle Beach 00000, Aruba
Phone Number: +297 586 3339
Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Palm - Eagle Beach
Average Prices: USD 95
Cuisine: International, European

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: L.G. Smith Blvd. 55-B | Bucuti Beach resort, Palm - Eagle Beach 00000, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Palm - Eagle Beach
  • Phone Number: +297 586 3339

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 95
  • Cuisine: International, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine

Description

Carte Blanche is a restaurant for foodies, people who are open minded for an exquisite fine dinning experience, without limitations. Carte Blanche features a 14-seat elegant bar in a relaxed and cozy atmosphere. The highlight of the restaurant is Chef Dennis van Daatselaar cooking right in front of you a 5-course Carte Blanche dinner known as a “chef surprise”. Alongside him is Maitre d’ Glen Bonset pairing wines and mixing premium drinks

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