“My World Stopped With the First Bite of the Tuna Steak”

“My World Stopped With the First Bite of the Tuna Steak”

We are fortunate that the majority of online reviews we receive from guests who had dined with us are filled with compliments and recognition of our efforts to provide our guest with an extraordinary fine dining experience.

Every once in a while though, someone puts up a review that is extra rewarding. Such as this one posted just recently by TripAdvisor member OILANDGASINVEST. Enjoy reading!

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The Screaming Eagle wasn’t just amazing food for Aruba; it was one of the best meals I’ve had anywhere in the last few years.

As good as the appetizers were – and the angus beef carpaccio was one of the two best I have ever had – The Moment the World Stopped was when my kind wife gave me the first bite of her Yellowfin Tuna Steak camera icon.

Her words summed up our experience there – “If the chef could see the look on your face right now it would give him so much joy.”

The tuna was so tender, and the Japanese dressing such a perfect mild salt, I just sat there and savoured that first mouthful. (And of course, now that I had let the cat out of the bag on how delicious it was I knew I could only count on being offered only one more bite ;-))

The underlying risotto just melted on your tongue as you savoured the tuna. It was a divine combination. I really hadn’t had that kind of culinary favourite for a couple years (and on the other side of the planet).

I confess I have no expectations of food at high-end restaurants in resort islands, but the quality of this menu would be at home in any major city.

The carpaccio was truly delicious because you could taste the quality of the meat. It was well covered with tasty accoutrements, which IMHO usually take away from the carpaccio, but this time did not.

The pork belly appetizer camera icon was a nice big portion, and not too fatty – a common fault. Our last appy, the marinated ceviche, was a little too “lime-y” for our taste.

My Norwegian Halibut camera icon was in trouble, because my first bite of entrée was the amazing tuna. But it was delicious as well; the meat was tender and moist and like the tuna, mixed perfectly with the risotto.

A bottle of Migration Pinot Noir from Duckhorn camera icon was an excellent choice by our waiter to accompany the food. The only problem is that wine that good turns drinking it into a competition!

We don’t eat dessert, so I can’t comment there.

The ambience is excellent; in the middle of Eagle Beach right across from the street from the ocean. Light, white drapes separated the rows of tables inside, giving it a funky and light feel camera icon.

With a name like “Screaming Eagle”, you can bet the wine list is excellent, and it was. They do have several vintages of its namesake wine there for the wealthier patrons, and congratulations to all those who can afford it.

This was our favourite restaurant on the island, and will be #1 on our list should we ever return to Aruba.

  • Visited March 2017

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We encourage our guests to share their experience with fellow vacationers in every which way they feel comfortable to do so. Whether that is talking by the pool or at the beach (or any other location for that matter), on social media or review sites like TripAdvisor. All are much appreciated. We somewhat favor online reviews as their reach is by far greater, and we may have a chance to learn on how you feel about your experience with us as well. If you had not shared it with us already during or after diner of course. We understand all to well that at times you need a moment to fully digest and reflect on the experience. Sometimes it offers the opportunity to extend apologies, other times it allows us to address topics or even concerns. But mostly it creates the possibility to engagement with guests on both ends; pre-arrival and post-vacationers. Or simply put “to get in touch – to stay in touch”.

We know that having a great dining experience isn’t necessarily enough to have you walking through our doors again on your next trip to Aruba as there are many restaurants to choose from on the island. We intend to make your choice for a return visit as easy as possible, and staying away as hard as possible.

If you have any thoughts on this that you would like to share, let us know!