Signature Drinks, Aruba

Although I like my adult beverages simple, I appreciate the creativity of a good bartender. Hence, while having a few drinks at White Modern Cuisine (one of Aruba’s best restaurants), the bartender provided me with a handsome brochure of some signature drinks he created, each one a play on words and favorite cocktails.

Signature Drinks, Aruba, brochure cover.

Signature Drinks, Aruba, brochure cover.

This glossy foldout provides a photo and recipe for each of the drinks.

Aruba Signature Drink, "Windy Sour."

Aruba Signature Drink, “Windy Sour.”

Of course, you have to have the best ingredients and some equipment to make these drinks.

Signature Drink Aruba, "Conchi Cosmo."

Signature Drink Aruba, “Conchi Cosmo.”

As in the “Conchi Cosmo” above, you’ll be making foam to top it off, which might be just the trick.

Aruba Signature Drink, "Cave Cooler."

Aruba Signature Drink, “Cave Cooler.”

That “Cave Cooler” above does look very refreshing. I had the pleasure of watching Bartender AJ produce several of these drinks. The man is a master craftsman.

Aruba Signature Drink, "Bellini"

Aruba Signature Drink, “Bellini”

AJ also has a great rapport with the clientele, explaining the origin of his drinks as well as the various type of liquor in each one.

Aruba Signature Drink, "Haltorita."

Aruba Signature Drink, “Haltorita.”

As you, my loyal readers know, it’s the people that make the place. Stop in to White Modern Cuisine for a great meal and fantastic drinks. (Don’t forget, we all have our favorite watering holes. Be sure to enjoy yours responsibly.) Bon dia.

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White Modern Cuisine, Aruba, video visit

There have been several previous posts about White Modern Cuisine, perhaps the best restaurant here in Aruba. Now, we’re going to make a video visit, complete with shots of the kitchen staff in action. So, roll the video:

This is serious food, but with no pretension. You can relax, have a great drink, and truly enjoy the food. Next time you’re in Aruba, give this place a try. It’s well worth it.

Wonton Soup, interpreted in Aruba

A couple of posts ago, I showed the menu for White Modern Cuisine, a restaurant here in Aruba that (in my humble opinion) is about the best on the island. There I was a couple of nights ago, having a few drinks and got a hankering for a snack, something that only happens 9.34 times out of ten. Gazing at the menu, I spotted the wonton soup, thinking… hmmmmmm. Well, it was worth the try and below you’ll see why. It comes in two parts. First:

Part 1 of White Modern Cuisine wonton soup.

Those wontons above are crispy and packed with flavor. The other ingredients are as fresh as you can get. Then there is Part 2, delivered by the waiter as you see here.

White Modern Cuisines, wonton soup, Part 2.

That’s right, he pours the broth over the top while you watch. Hot, fresh, tasty. The broth is subtle, adding the kind of reliable base that only makes the other individual components stand out more. And those tiny wontons released flavor with every chew. Of course, you can see the crispy carrot and chives which blended in perfectly. Yeah, I like this place. If all goes well, I’ll have a video soon. Bon dia. (And please, eat SLOWLY. Enjoy your food.)

White Modern Cuisine, Aruba, menu

White Modern Cuisine (in my humble opinion) is about the best restaurant in Aruba right now. Urvin Croes, the chef, takes his food very seriously and you can watch him plating the meals for proof. Lately, people have been asking me what’s on the menu and the prices and so forth. Thus, here is the “new” menu as photographed last evening:

White Modern Cuisine, menu part 1.

Here’s the next leaf in the menu:

White Modern Cuisine, menu part 2.

And the final part as shown here:

White Modern Cuisine, menu part 3.

In the next post, I’ll show the wonton soup which is listed among the appetizers. I had this as a late-night snack and was very pleased. The food here is very upscale, meaning small portions, super high quality ingredients, and dramatic presentation. If you ask me, worth every single penny! Plans have been made for several visits this month, as the budget permits. Bon dia.