Screaming Eagle, Aruba

Screaming Eagle restaurant in Aruba offers an innovative menu created with the highest-quality, local ingredients for a culinary experience in a spectacular setting. Situated on Eagle Beach, the French inspired restaurant features both indoor and open-air terrace seating in a South Beach lounge atmosphere. As with most tropical settings, we eagerly asked for the outdoor seating for the fantastic view.

The restaurants cocktail list offers selections from around the globe both classic and newly created. To begin, we selected from the ‘Eagle’s favorites’ list with two celebrity inspired drinks. The ‘Kati Purry’ mixes tequila, vodka, amaretto, triple sec, orange and pineapple juice for a tropical taste with a smooth finish. ‘Sasha Fierce’ combines stoli blueberi, hpnotiq, sprite and fresh limejuice for a strong yet enjoyable blend. An equally impressive wine list is available with a range of prices.

Screaming Eagle provides an extensive menu including a vegetarian appetizer and entrée list. Warm and cold appetizers include salads, meats, cheeses and soups for an eclectic combination. Based on our server’s recommendation, we chose the ‘Ahi Tuna’ “tartare,” with lettuce, wakame salad, tomato, croutons, spicy papaya mayonnaise and a sesame cracker. This appetizer was a perfect pairing with our refreshing cocktails. Next we selected from the list of warm appetizers, the ‘Deep Fried Brie’ cheese was an unusual combination of mixed salad, walnuts, croutons and blueberry compote. The restaurant is known for its elements of surprise, which were evident in this tasty dish.

We were already aware of the fresh ingredients but were surprised at just how incredible the taste of the USDA Black Angus beef was. The USDA ‘Black Angus Bone in Cowboy Rib Eye’ with thick sliced grilled tomato, oven prepared lyon style potatoes and spicy homemade BBQ sauce was a hearty meal cooked to perfection. Another recommendation by our server was the ‘Steamed Arubian Rock Lobster’. Just the name was enticing. With pasta carbonara, bacon, ratatouille served with provencal butter, this dish was expertly created.

By the time the dessert menu was offered, we both needed a moment to recuperate with such extravagant courses behind us. The ‘La Tazza Famossa’ with a chocolate cup and saucer filled with Tia Maria and orange sherbet topped with chocolate mousse was ordered along with two French coffees mixed with cognac, brown sugar and whipping cream. We were also told to try the Tarte Tatain, a classic French caramelized upside-down apple tart in the tradition of world famous Hotel Maxim’s of Paris. That was an excellent decision.

Screaming Eagle also offers dinner services for guests to enjoy in bed. The staff devotes an entire section of the house to canopy beds with white pillows for couples to relax with just dinner and each other. This restaurant is a must when visiting Aruba for any food lover who prefers an artistic culinary experience.