XpBonaire Feature Story Anonymous Diner
For several years on the EEG Boulevard, near Windsock Apartments, a new resort, Grand Windsock, has been underway on the landward side. It is a luxury dive and beach resort with luxury villas and apartments with virtually nothing missing. The associated beach club, The Beach, is on the other side of the road. Many know The Beach as a private beach for the tenants of the old Windsock, but it is now accessible to everyone as part of Grand Windsock resort.
The Beach has now been expanded onto that plot of land, vacant for years, adjacent to the Bellafonte apartment complex. Hard work has also been done on this side of the road and the result is definitely an asset to Bonaire. Operators Nicky and Alex are still working hard to get the last work done this season. Meanwhile, the beach and waterside terrace is already in use. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served.
MAKE YOUR RESERVATION!
Because the number of people allowed is still limited due to the corona measures, we thought it wise to make a reservation. Upon arrival, it was found to be necessary. The Beach has become a popular spot and turned out to be fully booked, forcing some people to look for other places to eat.
We were kindly and quickly escorted to our table which was located on the terrace, at the water and in the fresh breeze. We soon got our drinks and not long after our appetizers, a generous smoked rib-eye carpaccio and a vegetarian tompouce.
The carpaccio was served with truffle mayonnaise, parmesan cheese and crushed nuts. The rib-eye carpaccio is a rib cut without the bone and is marbled with fat, giving it more flavor than a regular tenderloin. A very tasty starter.
The tompouce (Dutch puff pastry) is, as mentioned, a vegetarian appetizer consisting of 2 slices of puff pastry filled with creamy goat cheese and served with a balsamic reduction. Just like the real tompouce pastry, not really easy to eat, but very worthwhile.
Our main courses consisted of a red Thai curry with shrimp and a chicken satay, with a request to spice up the curry. The curry was served with rice and was flavorful, with the right soft creamy taste of the coconut milk. The vegetables and shrimp had the right bite, so we can only conclude that the kitchen team has, up to now, done its utmost to get some tasty food on our table.
But then I have to be honest and because I am a regular guest at The Beach, I can. This time the chicken satay was not what I'm used to. The meat was tough, burnt and dry. As I said, I am not used to that. To be clear, I'm sure that if I said anything about it, a new one would have been served without question. Because a review should be as fair as possible, I think the kitchen should also be reminded that something should not pass when in doubt. But again, normally there is nothing to fault with the chicken satay.
Finally, we chose two desserts, one called “Raspberry Delight” and a Dutch apple pie.
The Raspberry Delight with vanilla ice cream, homemade raspberry sauce and white chocolate was not dominated by sweetness, but subtly let the various flavors pass. The Dutch apple pie served with vanilla ice cream was, as expected, delicious. As I have often written, I don't like sweet things, but I'm starting to doubt that. Once again, we enjoyed a delicious ending to our meal.
GREAT Service – Great Evening!
Not only the ambiance and the food, but also the friendly, helpful and patient service contributed to us having a great evening for a very decent price.
Mo. – Sun. 8 am – 10.30 pm
EEG Boulevard 14 Kralendijk
Phone; +599 701 78 87
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