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Allison Dubner
22:18 15 Sep 19
I truly cannot say enough good things about CHEFS Bonaire. We stayed at Bamboo Bali (where the restaurant is located) in June and were lucky enough to eat at CHEFS, which had opened just a couple weeks earlier. Unlike many other restaurants, CHEFS did not seem to have any of the issues that often plague new establishments--our evening there was perfect. The restaurant has a single seating each evening at 7:00 p.m. and the eponymous chefs, Han and Mark, are there to greet you with a glass of champagne. The restaurant is quite intimate and seats guests surrounding the open air kitchen. The seating layout provides guests with the opportunity to observe and converse with Han and Mark as well as close interaction with the other diners.The food is spectacular, even for an island with a number of fine dining establishments. Mark and Han serve a lovely 5 course meal (with an exceptional wine pairing) that is curated based on availability of ingredients and embraces a wide range of cuisines and cooking techniques. Particular favorites from our dinner were lightly smoked Wahoo with a seaweed salad and Scotch Bonnet mayo, Asian-style pork belly with plantain chips and pika, and Canadian beef with chimichurri.In addition to having dinner at CHEFS, we also had a couple breakfasts prepared and served by Han and Mark (available to guests at Bamboo Bali). This was a lovely (and generous) European-style breakfast with charcuterie, a variety of baked goods, yogurt, fruit, hard boiled eggs, coffee, and fresh-squeezed juice. Definitely a great way to start the day!
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Cooking is all about good food

And, food brings people together, to meet and greet and enjoy an intimate, culinary experience.

After a warm welcome at 7:00 PM, the Chefs are there to personally accompany you to your seat. A very comfortable seat, placed in a surprising setting with a cosy, relaxed atmosphere.

A chance to meet new people and share (Bonaire) stories and adventures. A place where the Chefs not only create culinary masterpieces, but will serve them to you personally as well.

In short: An exquisite evening, to be fondly remembered and talked about for a long time after.

A Culinary Evening

Let the Chefs take you on an adventure where they listen to your needs but will surprise you all the same. The Chefs will set the menu and of course we pay attention to any food or allergy restrictions that you may have.

Our wines complement your courses in a carefully selected wine flight. Of course you are also welcome to select wines yourself. All we want for you is to sit back and enjoy the experience!

Restaurant Services & Facilities

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Additional Info

Who Are These Chefs?

Friends since Culinary School, the Dutchies Han ten Winkel and Mark Tromop ventured across the globe and gained experience in many a well-known restaurant in places near and far. The small Dutch Caribbean Island of Bonaire was where they decided to make their dream into reality:

‘to only use the best in order to create delightful dishes, served in an intimate personal setting where Chef, Maître and Waiter are all one and the same’.

According to Han and Mark, a true Chef must strive to fuse experience, ideas, technique, cultures and the best ingredients into an unforgettable culinary experience. And… with a passion!

They work their magic surrounded by their guests to ensure they get to know you personally and give you the attention you so wholeheartedly deserve.

At CHEFS you are not a customer but much valued guest. After all, a good dining experience is fine, but a great dining experience is what you’re really after.

Location

Deals

> This deal cannot be combined with any other offers
> The price of the deal is in US$ and per person
> Reserve for free and pay at the restaurant
> Only valid for online reservations through www.diningbonaire.fyi

> This deal cannot be combined with any other offers
> The price of the deal is in US$ and per person
> Reserve for free and pay at the restaurant
> Only valid for online reservations through www.diningbonaire.fyi

> This deal cannot be combined with any other offers
> The price of the deal is in US$ and per person
> Reserve for free and pay at the restaurant
> Only valid for online reservations through www.diningbonaire.fyi

Opening Hours

This restaurant is open for Dinner.

  • Monday7:00pm – 11:00pm
  • TuesdayClosed*
  • WednesdayClosed
  • Thursday7:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Friday7:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Saturday7:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Sunday7:00pm – 11:00pm

*Every Tuesday evening CHEFS offers the opportunity for special venues or private dining with a minimum of 6 guests attending.

Allison Dubner
22:18 15 Sep 19
I truly cannot say enough good things about CHEFS Bonaire. We stayed at Bamboo Bali (where the restaurant is located) in June and were lucky enough to eat at CHEFS, which had opened just a couple weeks earlier. Unlike many other restaurants, CHEFS did not seem to have any of the issues that often plague new establishments--our evening there was perfect. The restaurant has a single seating each evening at 7:00 p.m. and the eponymous chefs, Han and Mark, are there to greet you with a glass of champagne. The restaurant is quite intimate and seats guests surrounding the open air kitchen. The seating layout provides guests with the opportunity to observe and converse with Han and Mark as well as close interaction with the other diners.The food is spectacular, even for an island with a number of fine dining establishments. Mark and Han serve a lovely 5 course meal (with an exceptional wine pairing) that is curated based on availability of ingredients and embraces a wide range of cuisines and cooking techniques. Particular favorites from our dinner were lightly smoked Wahoo with a seaweed salad and Scotch Bonnet mayo, Asian-style pork belly with plantain chips and pika, and Canadian beef with chimichurri.In addition to having dinner at CHEFS, we also had a couple breakfasts prepared and served by Han and Mark (available to guests at Bamboo Bali). This was a lovely (and generous) European-style breakfast with charcuterie, a variety of baked goods, yogurt, fruit, hard boiled eggs, coffee, and fresh-squeezed juice. Definitely a great way to start the day!
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Signature Dish

5-course surprise dinner at Chefs Bonaire
5 Course Menu
With or without wine pairing

Restaurant Menus

Let the Chefs take you on an adventure where they listen to your needs but will surprise you all the same. The Chefs will set the menu and of course we pay attention to any food or allergy restrictions that you may have.

Our wines complement your courses in a carefully selected wine flight. Of course you are also welcome to select wines yourself. All we want for you is to sit back and enjoy the experience!

We always start with a welcome drink.

CHEFS offers you:

– 5 Course Menu, including the finest wines $125
– 5 Course Menu without wine $70

Special venues and private dining

Every Tuesday* evening CHEFS offers the opportunity for special venues or private dining with a minimum of 6 guests attending.

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