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Patrick van der Donk
The owner and master chef, who started his cooking career after his 20’s. After lots of hard work with top chefs and experience in different kitchens he opened his own famous restaurant in Aruba.
AMUSE SUNSET RESTAURANT ARUBA Inspired Fare Served in a Sensational Seaside Sitting
The name “amuse” comes from the French tradition of chefs offering an “amuse bouche”- which means to please the mouth – of little creative bits of fare not on the menu to their guests to show off their culinary skills. What began as small bites and small plates paired with fines wines in Amuse Bistro’s original restaurant on busy Palm Beach at Playa Linda’s evolved to larger plates and full surprise menus. Chef Patrick found that their guests enjoyed his creative whimsy and were happy to have him choose for them, so the surprise menu (carte blanche) was introduced as daily three or five-course options, also available paired with wines.
But though they were delighted that their spot became so popular so quickly after its opening in 2010, they also quickly discovered that it was too small to accommodate the demand and had to turn away many eager visitors, plus they wanted a location more conducive to romance. So, when the old Aruba Ville property became available just behind the airport on its own lovely little pier, they jumped at the chance to reinvent the restaurant on a more romantic theme.
The new location also affords some of the most spectacular sunsets over the sea on the island, so they also changed the name to reflect that. Today, Chef Patrick and his wife maitre’d and sommelier Ivette are eager to welcome you to their new culinary experience on the sea. They are certain that the new oasis will garner as many top awards and high ratings on TripAdvisor as their former Palm Beach location did over the past few years.
We are located at Bucutiweg #50, behind the Aruba Airport, Open every day from 5.30 pm – 10.30 pm.
MAIN COURSESstar dishes in the classic amuse style
With chilled smoked eggplant and zucchini salad, orange vanilla dressing...
02. CATCH OF THE DAY
To be announced by your waiter, Pan fried fillet served...
Lobster cooked in thermidor sauce. Gratinated in oven with parmigianno...
Delicious white flaky fish with creamy saffron sauce
Shrimp and cheese au gratin with macaroni, gruyere, mozzarella, cheddar...
With ginger, soy, sesame sauce, fresh bok choy and wasabi...
UPCOMING EVENTSDELICIOUS FOOD & BEAUTIFUL SUNSET LOCATION
Amuse Sunset Restaurant Aruba
Is specialized in international cuisines specially prepared by our very talented master chef and owner Patrick van der Donk. Our artistically beautiful presented and deliciously flavored dishes are served to you by our professional and friendly staff. Come and enjoy our 3-5 course carte blanche, choose to be amazed by our chef’s secret menu. We carry a wide collection of the finest wine, a well-stocked bar, our bartender makes some delicious and beautiful cocktails which will surely cater to your thirst. Enjoy your dinner at the most romantic waterfront location which offers the most amazing sunset view in all of Aruba. The Amuse Experience is truly worth having.
If you are looking for a beautiful atmosphere, gorgeous sunset view, romantic ambiance, unforgettable dining experience and great service, Than Amuse is the restaurant for you. Don’t miss this wonderful experience on your visit to the island.