This week on Bonaire has been hot! Given that we are now well into August, this comes as no surprise.
Before we get to this week’s pics, I want to mention a few restaurants (some rather new) that we have recently tried and loved.
Barrel Wine Bar – This rather new addition to the island is a great place to grab a waterfront drink and dinner. They have recently started serving dinner, expertly prepared by Chef Hagen (of Cactus Blue fame). Yes, Hagen is back on the island! We tried his lionfish ceviche this weekend, and it was fantastic.
Italy in the World – This is a high-end wine and Italian specialty store, which now serves dinner as well. Their pasta is simply fantastic, as was everything else that we tried. This is a really nice spot for a special occasion dinner.
La Creperie – Another new addition to the island, this is a nice spot for breakfast or lunch. They serve crepes and waffles in the traditional french style. The atmosphere is chic, and the owners are friendly and helpful. They also make an amazing cappuccino.
Blue Garden Brazilian Grill & Pizza Gourmet – In addition to the tradition Brazilian steakhouse offerings, they have an eclectic menu of pizzas to suit all tastes (even a dessert pizza). The food and atmosphere are wonderful, as are the owners.
Wills Tropical Grill – Wil’s is one of our longstanding favorites on the island. His smoked marlin is legendary, and for good reason. Wil’s cooking is unique and flavorful, reflecting his passion for food.
Now, on to the pics…
This interesting critter is a Rough Fileclam, also known as a Flame Scallop.
Flamingos gathered near the “mushroom tree”, as we affectionately call it.
If you’ve been to Lac Cai, you’re sure to recognize this beautiful piece of driftwood.
A yellow trumpetfish hiding amongst the coral
Seafoam at Bachelor’s Beach
A tropical mockingbird with flamingo in the background
West Indian Top Shells (also called whelks or wilks) in a tidal pool
What have you done in Bonaire this week? Have you tried any new or notable restaurants?