In a busy part of Aruba called Palm Beach you will find this brasserie-style venue with a large inside and outside seating area. The outdoor Rotisserie is very enticing and is an absolute invitation to take you on a lovely French journey during your visit in Aruba. La Braise has very nice, hospitable and informative staff and the menu offers a rich variety of beautiful French dishes – exclusive and very authentic. I was in heaven to see frog legs, escargot, and vol au vent and much more on the menu. It triggered me to order all these dishes to put them to the test. Great to know that the chicken they serve is from an organic farm in France and they import it specially to make sure you have the most healthy and stunning chicken dish in Aruba. The wine list is extensive and goes very well with all dishes on the menu. I start with the foie gras, which is a pate-style terrine served with a salad and grilled baguette. The vinaigrette on the salad is an absolute winner and just as they would make it in Paris. The foie gras is fresh, tasty and perfect. I have a similar experience with the frog legs, which are rich; no skinny legs served here! The sauce is absolutely ravishing and finger licking good. The Salad Nicoise and Caesar Salad are dazzling dishes with a lot of crisp lettuce. The Salad Nicoise is served with freshly seared Tuna and, because the dressing is so amazing, this dish is scrumptious and a total winner. The Caesar Salad is so special because it’s served with grilled chicken from the rotisserie and the creamy dressing makes this salad very yummy. The Smoked Salmon is another starter I can recommend because it’s light and served with Salmon caviar on top, just to give it that exclusive touch. The vol au vent with a fluffy pastry cup is another dish that tells me that they really are on top of their game here. The sauce is creamy, flavorful and rich of fruit de mer. A ‘must try’ I would say. The Seabass served with mash potatoes is another dish that will take you on a trip to heaven; it’s simply divine with beautiful flavors lingering on your palate. The linguine with mushrooms, truffle and chicken in a creamy sauce, although thick and calorie rich, is a stunning dish and finger licking good. The Lamb chops are also star quality; perfectly cooked and marinated with beautiful spices. They are served with a gratin, which is perfectly cooked with some light cheese and garlic flavors. The sauce served with the lamb is absolutely gorgeous, although I don’t even need it with all the beautiful spices on the chops. Dessert here is another feast. The profiteroles are simply yummy, and the crepe Mikado is to die for.
I grade La Braise with a perfect 10 score. It does not happen often that I go to an island and find such great quality French food.
Bon Apetito From Peggy With LOVE!
Address: J.E. Irausquin Blvd 284, A, J.E. Irausquin Blvd 284, Noord, Aruba