Located on the periphery of Oranjestad, Aruba‘s capital, the Madame Janette restaurant has been serving up European-influenced Caribbean favorites since 1999. With a culinary team lead by a European master chef, the restaurant has accumulated many honors, including being named “Best Restaurant in the Caribbean” by Caribbean Travel + Leisure.
The Madame’s menu offers an eclectic blend of Aruban and other Caribbean cuisines, prepared and presented in a decidedly European fashion. No matter your personal taste or dining preference, you’re sure to find something amazing to munch on here.
Madame Janette specializes in Caribbean food, offering an alluring array of modern fusion twists on classic local fare. Aruban dishes tends to emphasize fresh caught fish and other seafood. The choices offered here are no exception.
For example, whet your appetite with sumptuous starters such as Janette’s Homemade Crab Cakes or Madame’s Lobster Ravioli. Or begin your meal with a fresh salad and indulge in heavenly main courses such as Almond Grouper or Madame’s Surf and Turf.
Steaks and Seafood
If you love steaks and seafood but want something more familiar than foreign, Madame Janette has got you covered, too. Savor fresh-grilled sea bass, served with a light mixed greens salad, or sink your teeth into a classic rack of lamb, prepared on a hot grill and served in a delectable secret sauce.
Alternatively, go all-out European with the Austrian classic schnitzel that’s prepared Vienna-style, an Italian-inspired milanesa or a cordon bleu made just like they do on the rues of Paris.
Wine and Cocktails
Madame Janette is famous not only for its amazing eats, but also for an impressive collection of drinks to wash them down. Explore the restaurant’s lengthy wine list, which includes sparkling proseccos and Champagnes from France and Italy, refreshing whites from Germany and New Zealand, and rich reds from Australia and Argentina.
Feeling more festive? Select a masterfully crafted cocktail such as a Rocketini, featuring vodkas infused with pear, orange and raspberry flavors. Or you could stick to classics such as the Cosmopolitan, Margarita or Bahama Mama.
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