courtesy of: Aruba-Daily News
Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts, Aruba’s premier resort for romance, has announced a partnership with the top-rated, Carte Blanche restaurant. Praised by locals and visitors alike, Carte Blanche offers diners a very unique culinary experience based around a chef’s table concept. The focal point of the restaurant is Chef Dennis van Daatselaar preparing a five-course “chef surprise” meal, right in front of the diners. Fine wines and premium drinks are paired with the meal, expertly selected and presented by the charming Maitre d’ Glen Bonset. Evenings at Carte Blanche are an event filled with laughter, conversation and exquisite flavors.
“Many of our guests have raved about the Carte Blanche experience since their opening and we are looking forward to offering the gourmet dinner right here on Bucuti property,” said Ewald Biemans, owner, Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts. “Like Bucuti, Carte Blanche has consistently earned exceptional reviews and they join us with a number one TripAdvisor ranking on the island of Aruba. This alignment of commitment to guest satisfaction has created an ideal partnership that will allow us to provide a superior experience to our resort guests and visiting diners.”
Chef Dennis van Daatselaar received the finest culinary training for six years in Michelin-starred restaurants in his native country, the Netherlands. Prior to opening Carte Blanche in 2010 he worked as a chef and consultant for several years at a number of renowned restaurants. After introducing the chef’s table concept to Aruba, he partnered with fellow Dutchman Glen Bonset. Since then the restaurateurs have received international praise for their combination of skill and knowledge that entertains guests and pleases their palates. The 14-seat restaurant has become so popular that reservations are required months in advance.
“The Carte Blanche dining experience is meant to be personal, intimate, and unique, which is quite similar to what a guest at Bucuti is seeking,” said Chef/Owner Dennis van Daatselaar. “We are looking forward to the new home, and believe it is a perfect fit for us.”
Carte Blanche will be moving to Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts by January 2013, and open for dinner five nights a week. Bucuti’s beachfront restaurant, led by outstanding restaurateur Kurt Hoffmann, will continue to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, every day of the week as well.