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The Secret Garden Presents a Trilogy of Top Chefs at the Island’s Only Culinary Collab

The Secret Garden is Aruba’s exclusive private in-home dining experience and the island’s only culinary collaborative, featuring international and local chefs presenting weekly chef’s-table events for a limited number of diners.

The Secret Garden is located in a replica of a traditional Aruban cunucu (countryside) home owned by event planner and content and travel writer Tina Causey-Bislick and her husband, Michael Bislick, a local Aruban and professional musician.

Chef Erwin Husken: Next-Level Comfort Food

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The week starts off with Chef Erwin every Monday evening. Michelin-trained Chef Erwin Husken has been wooing foodies for almost two decades on Aruba—first as head chef at Flying Fishbone, followed by 13 years at Screaming Eagle as head chef/owner.  He also won Aruba’s Top Chef two years in a row.

Chef Erwin has put together a gastronomic showcase of five courses—from potato truffle soup and tuna tataki to shrimp tacos and seared lamb chops–designed to ring all those delightful culinary bells and whistles.  There is an optional wine pairing available.

*Vegetarian option with advance notice

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Tuna Tataki, Mixed Greens, Pickled Cucumber, Cherry Tomatoes, Croutons, Jalapeno Sour Cream, Roasted Garlic-Soy Dressing
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Spiced Lamb Chops, Honey Sweet Potatoes, Green Asparagus, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Lebanese Yogurt Dressing

 

Chef Martijn Liebregt: A Unique Fusion of Asian & French Flavors

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Chef Martijn is The Secret Garden’s newest guest chef who has enjoyed two sold-out evenings for his first two events this month.  The chef is introducing his unique fusion of French and Asian cuisine every Tuesday evening.  Martijn began his career at two-star Michelin-rated Amber, a fine-dining restaurant in Hong Kong specializing in classic French dishes spiked with Asian flavors.

Back on his home turf in The Netherlands, the chef joined the culinary team at former Bib Gourmand restaurant Wilde Zwijnen, awarded the title “The New Dutch Cuisine”  by The New York Times, where he learned to source locally for ingredients and let them shine as the stars of his dishes.  There is an optional wine pairing available.

*Vegetarian and vegan options with advance notice

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Steak Tartare, Rice paper, Radish, Cucumber, Ginger
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Duck Breast, Carrot, Bok Choy, Miso, Sesame

 

Chef Griet Vanbrabant: A Locally-Sourced Adventure

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Every Wednesday evening, Belgium chef Griet Vanbrabant shares the fresh and vibrant flavors of locally-sourced ingredients for her six-course Local Tasting Menu.  Chef Griet refined her skills working in international, award-winning restaurants all over the world, including the 3-michelin-star restaurant El Bulli in Spain, Rockpool in Australia, and Pujol, Wallstreet Journal’s pick as best restaurant in Mexico City.  There is an optional wine pairing available.

*Vegetarian and vegan options with advance notice

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Quail Egg (locally sourced), Black Truffle
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Hand-rolled Goat Cheese Gnocchi, Green Pea Mash, Coffee Crumble

*Menu items change seasonally for all chef’s tables.

Seating is limited to 20 guests each evening. To make your reservations, contact us by email at [email protected] or a WhatsApp message to +297-730-4675.

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