MEET THE AMUSE TEAMSINCE 2010 - WE ARE THE BEST CHOICE
Patrick van der Donk and his wife Ivette are the dynamic duo husband and wife team who run this amazing enterprise. Ivette is a master sommelier and signature cocktail whiz not to mention a talented people person while chef Patrick honed his skills at an early age in Holland where he studied culinary arts in Eindhoven and Utrecht. He later practiced under many famous chefs throughout the Netherlands, Australia, and Mexico, but once he landed on Aruba’s shores he never looked back.
“I immediately fell in love with this island,” he says, “And wanted to make it my home.” He also met the love of his life Ivette on Aruba – also in the hospitality business and they married and have since had triplets (sons). Patrick says, “We are already training them to take over the business”.
ExploreINGREDIENT OF THE DISH - FRESH & HEALTHY
French inspired in style yet often locally sourced in creation and Caribbean and internationally infused with a vast array of delightful surprises fueled by the vivid imagination and exceptional palate of our highly skilled Chef Patrick. Let us amuse your taste buds in a myriad of ways.
Savory and sweet, rich or light, decadent or healthy, or both! Each dish is lovingly prepared with the finest, freshest ingredients and artfully presented for visual temptation. And when it comes to the ideal balance of tastes and textures designed for ultimate palate-pleasing, you’ll find that the sky is the limit when dining at our oasis.
Opt for our daily specials, the chef’s surprise menus or venture into the popular favorites of our regular menu then pair your feast with the finest wines chosen by professionals. Also enjoy our creative signature cocktails to toast a special occasion or make any occasion a special one. And enjoy it all while watching the glorious tropical sun sink into a perfect aqua sea. It’s fine dining and romantic indulging at its best, and it’s all waiting for you at Amuse Sunset Restaurant Aruba.
We are open from 5.30 pm – 10.30 pm, seven days a week.
OUR TEAMFRIENDLY & PROFESSIONAL STAFF
The duo and their staff of well-trained and congenial servers have learned to work like a well-oiled machine- the chef in the kitchen creating his magic in the back of the house, while his wife Ivette oversees everything else in the front. And the entire team is excited to start this new chapter in their history and hope you will become a part of it. But though the new location is indeed stunning, you can be sure that it will take a back seat to the food as they are committed to continuing to serve the kind of inspired fare that has kept their loyal clientele coming back for more, for so many years.
Patrick van de Donk
Ivette van der Donk
INDOORRELAXING ATMOSPHERE & COMFORTABLE SPACE
The indoor space in the restaurant is a space where you can relax with your friends and loved ones especially when celebrating a party or when grouping for any other special occasion. The pleasing and romantic decoration indoors can be used for various special events.
We make you feel comfortable and at home because we take good care of your dinner party and privacy.
OUTDOORWONDERFUL & ROMANTIC VIEW
Sit back outdoors under a roof of fronds and enjoy the most romantic sunset view over the Caribbean blue-greenish ocean. The mangrove strip facing the restaurant together with the Aruban breeze spreads calming vibes.
Overall Aruba is blessed with a nice weather so you also can sit totally in the open to enjoy your food and the amazing view. This part of the restaurant fits exactly for wedding parties, receptions, anniversaries.