While browsing for Aruba’s newest or best restaurants, foreign and local dining guests are not always able to find exactly what they’re looking for. Aruba is a very progressive island, that’s for sure. But compared to larger countries like the U.S., Canada or even smaller nations like The Netherlands, it has its limitations. Not all is available, and not all venues advertise as fanatically as the others.
Some restaurants, for instance, prefer to focus mainly on their menu, location, service . . . relying solely on word of mouth. Elements at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts is one of those restaurants that resembles the quiet but surprisingly bright and delightful kid in class.
Elements at Bucuti Beach — Photo courtesy of Tisa LaSorte / Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts
Executive Chef and Director Kurt Hoffmann understood what Aruba was in need of. He's thought up an elevating idea that combines all the important elements necessary for an exquisite, guilt-free dinner experience.
Sustainable seafood, ethically and naturally produced meats, homegrown herbs, locally sourced fresh produce, certified organic foods – if these descriptions appeal to you, then pay attention.
If dishes like swordfish sprinkled with Himalayan pink sea salt and virgin pumpkin oil drizzles; Lobster Cappuccino with a touch of fine Cognac; or Sauté Filet de Boeuf simmered in whisky sauce are flooding your mouth with saliva, then prepare to make reservations.
Have the most relaxing breakfast, lunch or dinner, surrounded by the unspoiled beauty of one of Aruba’s most treasured beaches: Bucuti.
At Elements, guests can enjoy al fresco dining on the restaurant’s sprawling patio deck or in a private (and very romantic) palapa hut on the beach. Serenity is not a made-up word here: it’s a long-forgotten sensation that can still be revived.
What sets Elements restaurant apart from the rest, however, is not its gorgeous beachfront setting alone. In fact, Aruba has a growing number of seaside eateries, from very casual to the fancier fare. It’s not the extensiveness or interactiveness of their iPad menu (in five languages!) either, which is perfect for night vision or poor eyesight.
In conjunction with impeccable service and the gratifying hospitality Aruba is known for, there is a crucial element that ignites this whole concept: the food.
Omnivores, vegetarians, pescetarians, raw foodists, hardcore vegans, gluten-free eaters and other dietary tribes looking for more than just a decent meal in Aruba . . . Attention! Take part in the island’s gastronomic scene by discovering a new place to feast.
Whatever the need or do-not-eat, no matter the reason or concern, call Elements and discuss the possibilities with Chef Hoffmann. With his "Cuisine Spontanée," he’s determined to satisfy the most needy appetites.
“Being on a special diet doesn’t mean having a tasteless, unattractive meal,” Hoffmann beliefs. “Everyone deserves a delicious dinner. This can be accomplished.”