Nov. 20, 2015
-- The island, which continues to grow in popularity among UK sun-seekers, has just topped a TripAdvisor poll as offering the best fine dining in the Caribbean.
With more than 200 restaurants, serving a tempting choice of international cuisines, as well as intriguing local specialities, Aruba already has an established reputation as a top foodie destination.
Two Aruban restaurants took the top places in the 2015 Travellers’ Choice Awards for Caribbean fine dining and the award is the latest in a strong of honours for the island.Earlier this month, it was runner-up in the 2015 World Responsible Tourism Awards and that followed the winner’s spot in the Destination Leadership
category of the first National Geographic World Legacy Awards.
This recognised its drive to be the world’s first country to be free of fossil fuel.
The Aruban restaurants which excited TripAdvisor diners were 2 Fools and a Bull and Carte Blanche, one of the most exclusive restaurants on the island.
Based in a 100-year-old traditional Aruban house, gourmet studio 2 Fools and a Bull offers a dinner party for just 13 guests, who arrive at 7pm for a five-course meal.
Owner Paul Faas commented: ‘We are very excited that our fellow foodies and culinary travellers have recognised us. In February 2012, around the time we opened our doors, we placed some ads in the local newspapers and after five months we were already the number one restaurant on Aruba, according the TripAdvisor. Currently we are booked seven to eight months in advance but there are always cancellations, so it pays to call. With us, it’s about providing our guests with the ultimate surprise dinner party!’
Or more information about the restaurant, go to www.2foolsandabull.com
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