Lunch in Curacao
I have a hard time remembering restaurant names, but this one fit. It was a bizarre little place and I loved it.
Building in the Colonial Quarter of Pietermaai
This wonderful structure was once a shop, nestled in a neighborhood of working class homes. The 2 level cafe and bar was filled with curious Cuban style decor.
We passed through the front room with the very classic mural and stepped through a set of flower-filled gates into the bar. Sandra, chatted from behind a mosaic bar as we looked over a menu.
Lots to See
There was plenty to stare at while we waited for our food order. We also chatted with Sandra and 2 Dutch gentleman eating at the bar. We talked about where to see a good sunset and how this old neighborhood is being renovated.
Since Curacao is incredibly close to Venezuela, it seemed appropriate to order Arepas, which are corn cakes filled with cheese and veggies. I've had them once before from a Venezuelan food truck in Houston, but these were much better. And it came with a salad!
We asked Sandra what her favorite was on the menu and she surprised us by answering, "Tuna sandwich." That gave Don an excuse to get what he loves. It was served on deliciously chewy-seedy bread! to edit.
Dining Under the Stairs
After sitting underneath an odd staircase for a while, we decided we should go exploring. We finished our food and headed up.
A colorful image of woman stared at us from the wall as we climbed. I wonder how many feet have walked up those stairs. The worn looking white and blue tiles made me picture a quaint cottage in Holland.
Upstairs, felt like a child's dream playhouse! So many playful colors and treasures. It was as if someone dug through 100 boxes in an old attic and stirred it all up with a couple cans of paint!
Perfect Meal and Setting
Our chat with Sandra and the others in this quiet setting... along with a light and yummy meal was perfect. It was odd to have the place practically to ourselves. The night before we had been unable to squeeze into the tiny, crowded cafe when we spotted it, as we dashed by in the rain. Some day, we'll have to try Mundo Bizarro for a whole different experience at night!
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.