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“Simple but delicious food prepared by your own personal chef!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of L'Amuse

L'Amuse
Kaya L.D. Gerhards 20, Kralendijk, Bonaire
00599 717 1200
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Ranked #26 of 61 Restaurants in Kralendijk
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
Description: L' Amuse,An amuse-bouche or amuse-gueule is a single, bite-sized hors d’œuvre. Amuse-bouches are different from appetizers in that they are not ordered from a menu they are according to the chef's selection alone. These, often accompanied by a complimenting wine, are served both to prepare the guest for the meal & to offer a glimpse into the chef's approach to the art of cuisine.Good Morning Breakfast, The first meal of the day, also the most important meal of the day. Enjoy every morning from our daily fresh breads, croissants and coffee & tea. Let’s start your day, with a smile & a good breakfast.Afternoon Break, Let be surprice your lunch at L’ Amuse. As we will say, every day is a surprise at L’ Amuse. From Monday till Friday we will serve a daily fresh surprise lunch menu for you. From simple pan parilla to pasta creamy gamba, extraordinary salads & with the chef under control you can aks for a special bite of your choice. A surprise will make your day.Sabor di Amor, love for food. Dinner at L’ Amuse, an experience, a surprise & just enjoying great food. We will serve small Italian amuses, daily fresh products and dishes. Specially selected for you. With your amuse we would like to surprises you with a perfect wine food combination or a specially selected wine arrangement. Enjoy wine & food like you never did before. Be surprised.
Mountain View, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“Simple but delicious food prepared by your own personal chef!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

That's exactly how it felt to be at this restaurant: like having a personal chef. Since they do not have a menu, the chef personally walks down to your table and enquires of your allergies, likes etc. After explaining to him we were vegetarian, he proposed making a simple pasta with olive oil and roasted veggies and boy, was it delicious?! Not only was the presentation great, the pasta was a simple one with subtle flavors bursting in your mouth with every bite. The fact that it lacked any of the heavy creamy stuff that is often mixed in these days was a welcome relief. We love the experience so much, we came back the next morning for breakfast - which was again a delight. A veggie omlette with bread, juice and milk - tasted delicious to say the least, and the pleasant breeze was a great way to start the day!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Original dining top notch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

Sit eat drink and be surprised for the culinary treats chef and owner Richard Palsgraf is preparing in his open kitchen . His style and expertise are memorable and speak for themselves.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mesa, Arizona
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94 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“What a gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

This was the best meal on the island. You put yourself in the hands of the chef and he delivers.

First tasting....salami, prosuttio, cheese, grilled onions, drizzled in olive oil
Second......shrimp with wahoo sashimi
Third......Al dente pasta with olive oil, red pepper flakes
Fourth....beef tenderloin on a bed of masala risotto
Fifth.....roasted potato with pork belly

Wine was paired with each course and the chef explained the region from Italy and all the complexities of the pairing.

There was dessert but who could have any. Best of was the cost about $60/person. Only drawback, is the place is small so reservations are a must.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“MAYBE I'M NOT CLASSY ENOUGH”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

I wasn't impressed by this restaurant which comes very highly regarded.
No menu, No problem.
service was glacial.
maybe 20-30 minutes between courses.
they were very nice but I wasn't that impressed.
small portions tasted very fishy.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Kralendijk, null, Netherlands Antilles
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“First Rate Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

I have never written a review before, however I feel compelled to convey the wonderful experience I have had while staying at Central Hotel and dining at L'Amuse. The staff is fantastic, and there for your every need. The dining experience is just that, an experience. Without a set menu, it is to your benefit to go with an open mind and Richard will surely not disappoint. Each meal I have had has been just as good as the last, and has left me enormously satisfied. Thank you to the entire staff. I will continue to recommend them wherever I go.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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