A true once-in-a-lifetime experience is coming up. The stage: an Aruban cunucu house creating a magical ambiance. The play: The Chef’s Garden; a 6-course culinary voyage by a Michelin-trained chef from Belgium, Griet Vanbrabant on Wednesdays and French-Asian gastronomic ecstasy by Dutch top chef Martijn Liebregts on Teesdays. You will leave this culinary garden of Eden in an enchanted state creating a memory that will last a lifetime. Be sure to reserve this opportunity before others do. This production is presented to you by Papillon Restaurant.
Sometimes combining the best of the best is a matter of all things falling into place. Every Tuesday and Wednesday from 7pm you are welcomed to enter a world where food is a passion. Papillon Restaurant presents their guest chefs, Vanbrabant and Liebregts- who will be on the island for a limited time period – and with The Chef’s Garden menu being a fresh concept on the island, we’re sure you will fall completely in love with this.
A bit about Griet and Martijn
Vanbrabant is a passionate chef with over 15 years of experience in fine dining menu development, culinary staff management, food preparation and creative recipe design.
She is educated in classic French Cuisine and Modern Gastronomy teachings throughout her international career in Michelin star and the World’s 50 Best restaurants such as El Bulli and Comerc 24 in Barcelona, Pujol in Mexico City, Rockpool in Australia. Let her entice you with her succulent, Aruban recipes like they’ve never tasted before.
Liebregts is the perfect t example of when career and passion come together. He earned his spurts at Ambe, one of the best French fine dining restaurants Hong Kong has to offer, with 2 Michelin-stars and ranked as the 24th best restaurant in the world. Amber has been the place where he got inspired by the use of Asian ingredients prepared in a classical French way which is still the base of his nowadays cooking style. Moving back to Amsterdam, The Netherlands, he joined the team of former Bib Gourmand restaurant “Wilde Zwijnen”, which was awarded the title “The New Dutch Cuisine” by the New York Times. He has been there and done it all around the world.
The menu is carefully done with local products, fresh and perfectly matched with a selection of wines by local sommeliers. Diet options are available; please inform them when you make your reservation.
The Secret Garden & Papillon
This is an in-home dining experience where you will feel you are part of an exclusive setting. Private culinary events are the owner’s specialty and their lush, tropical garden is also inviting for you to relax and indulge in hours of authentic culinarian delights, a heaven to foodies. For more than a decade, Papillon restaurant has built a reputation with the fusion of classic French cuisine, Dutch and Caribbean flavors. They know how to thrill and in collaboration with The Secret Garden we can only expect phenomenal.
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