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“An epicurean experience”

Carte Blanche Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $95
Cuisines: European, International
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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
Reviewed July 22, 2014

An absolute must for "foodies". Dennis & Glen are the most gracious hosts. Food and wine pairings are exceptional. Plan in advance and make reservations early ... Only 16 patrons per night, but definitely worth it!

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed July 21, 2014

If you love great food and wine, plan on dining at Carte Blanche. All the other reviews are accurate. Dennis and Glen are spectacular hosts who make you feel like you are at a dinner party in their home. The food is prepared and presented by an excellent, professionally trained chef and the wine paring is just as good. By the end of the evening all the diners interacted as though we knew each other for years. A professional, delightful dinner party in the Caribbean!!! Book well in advance or if you didn't think to do so, check nightly for the cancellation list. You will be glad you did.

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Thank john d
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Reviewed July 15, 2014

My husband and I stayed in Bucuti (where Carte Blanche is) and booked an evening in this restaurant well in advance on the basis of the fantastic reviews it receives. We were blown away. It was the most enjoyable evening out of our holidays.

Dennis and Glenn really made the evening spectacular. The food prepared by Chef Dennis was outstanding. We enjoyed every course. We had some great banter with Dennis and Glenn and they are fantastic for interacting with their guests. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening and I couldn't recommend it more!.

Don't miss this experience!

1  Thank DublinGirlie
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Reviewed July 14, 2014

This was by far our best meal in Aruba. Dennis & Glen were so friendly and made our experience even better. Not to mention that the food was spectacular. Every piece that came out was even better than the last! Thanks

Thank abbey w
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Reviewed July 13, 2014

What a great evening. Fifteen people coming to a chef's table because they heard this was a great place to eat and leaving convinced this was a great place to eat and make new friends. Both Dennis and Glen, the proprietors, are a joy. They greet you warmly and welcome you, as if to their home. Dennis is a wonderful chef and truly enjoys his craft and it shows. Each dish was beautifully prepared and presented, while Glen easily poured the wine for the people wine pairing. For me, since I do not enjoy wine, there was a decent bar to chose from. By the end of the evening, everyone was interacting and enjoying the company of our hosts, Dennis and Glen. They too seemed to enjoy the banter and interacted comfortably with everyone. A memorable evening and meal in Aruba and a must do.

Thank NewYorkLucille
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