As many people all over the world are starting to get interested in eating healthy and without any animal products, Aruba can’t be lagging behind. At Fishes & More Restaurant a special 3-course vegan menu ($35 p.p.) awaits on April 12 and 13. This is one of the 'More’ offerings of the popular restaurant in the Arawak Garden. The menu is sea-inspired, plant-based and gluten-free. The free vegan wine tasting during both evenings is courtesy of Romar Trading. Reservations for the vegan dinner are required.
Appetizer choices are interesting indeed: called Calamari Vegani, it involves hearts of palm calamari, seasoned with nori powder and old bay spices, battered in chickpea flour and deep-fried. The 'calamari’ are topped with enoki mushroom 'tentacles. The other choice is coconut lemongrass noodle soup with locally grown mushrooms, fresh tomatoes, ginger root, scallions and garlic, simmered in a lemongrass-coconut red curry broth. Tofu noodles and fresh cilantro make this soup complete.
Main courses are either Portobello stuffed chickpea piccata, a vegan seafood platter with watermelon 'tuna’, smoked carrot `lox’ and cajun tofu filets or a tropical tofu tower with oven roasted mushrooms and tomatoes, served over grilled pineapple and topped with grilled romaine hearts. Dessert is a decadent peanut butter brownie à la mode.
If you have never tried a vegan dinner, this is your chance to try something new and exciting. Dinner is served between 4 and 11 pm. Enjoy!