Don and I were in Curacao less than a week and we visited this restaurant/bar 3 times! That goes against all my common sense... to see and experience as much as I can!
The image of this red, twentieth century mansion from the street was enough to attract us. But we entered from the opposite street and discovered a wonderful courtyard, which was just as appealing!
Drinks with a View!
But on our first visit, it was still light and we chose a table in the small bar, with a window looking out on the waterfront. Our bartender, Terrence made us cosmopolotins, which we sipped while watching Curacao's entertaining "Swinging Lady" bridge, as it opened and closed for boat traffic.
The drink colors worked well with the pastels of the old Dutch buildings across the water!
On a different night we chose a table on the front terrace where we talked with some other travelers from The Netherlands. I guess I have to admit, this restaurant does appeal to tourists... and I do love a place that attracts the locals. But at least none of the tourists were speaking English. I don't think we met an American on our entire stay in Curacao.
We moved to another terrace for dining. Not only was the atmosphere heavenly, but the food was exceptional and our server (who reminded me of BB King) was outstanding!
We started with Cuban banana soup, served with a fried plantain strip. The bread and herbed butter was a treat, as well. I ordered chicken skewers with grilled pineapple, cucumber relish and coconut & peanut butter sauce. All was perfect.
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Evening # Three
We just went for drinks on our last evening. There is no better place than Gouverneur's, to make a toast to the wonderful Dutch architecture and the interesting blend of people and cultures that make up the island of Curacao. Terrance, our bartender made us festive drinks and wished us well when we headed out.
Hope to return, again!
The Dining Blog
This is a blog about Dining Adventures. Sometimes, I talk about food. Below, you can read how this started.
On July 4th 2011, I set a goal to try 50 culturally diverse restaurants in one year! (I knew that was possible, living in the Houston area) I spent the year pulling in friends and family to join me, on some unusual dining adventures. I met some curious people, tried some scary foods and explored places and cultures I never would have otherwise. Even though I met my goal, I learned too much to end my adventures in dining. I have continued blogging about memorable dining adventures of all kinds, near and far... and all the discoveries and funny things I've learned along the way!
Locations and types of dining adventures, are listed further down.