Villa Sea Paradise Curacao

Villa Sea Paradise Curacao

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Where tot eat in a special ambiance

Fort Nassua Restaurant,

Eat in a special ambiance in Curacao? Visit the beautiful and romantic Fort Nassau restaurant in Curacao. This Fort was built by the Dutch to protect Curacao from pirates and explorers. The explorers that wanted to take over the island of Curacao. It is the second front of defense after a ship penetrated and past the narrow entrance of the St. Anna Bay. Most people celebrate anniversaries and special family occasions there. Fort Nassau is now a very chic and classy restaurant to eat.

A restaurant with a view over the harbour is worth the visit.  You haven’t seen Curacao if you haven’t been to Fort Nassau! This restaurant has lot of history you can feel and smell the past. Situated high upon a hill at the harbour’s entrance. At night a sea of lights stretches to the horizon offering the most spectacular view. It has a beautiful 360° view over part of the island and the city of Willemstad. Locals celebrate the turn of the year on this hill.

The menu in fort Nassau restaurant features meat, seafood and vegetarian dishes. You can best described Fort Nassau restaurant as a “Casual fine dining” place. Fort Nassau restaurant offers an à la carte menu, a friendly priced 3-course menu with optional menu items and a lunch menu. The historical character of the 18th century fortress, the contemporary interior, the breathtaking view and good food, make your visit at Fort Nassau Restaurant a memorable experience.

 

Traditional Foods You Can Find on Curacao

The best place to find traditional food is the old MarketPlace called: Plasa Bieu. It is located in Willemstad Near the new MarketPlace adjacent to the area of Waaigat with the Queen Wilhelmina Bridge.

 Pals Bieu was formerly a market hall now made into a food corner to attend, to experience local food during lunchtime in Curacao.

Plasa Bieu is an indoor place with 5 different restaurant sections which are open from Monday- Saturday only during lunch time.

They serve a variety of dishes which are all authentic local dishes. The variety includes everything from Fish soup to boiled cornmeal to stewed goat, beef, red snapper, … the choices are endless.
What makes the experience at plasa different from other restaurants is that you can see the chefs preparing each dish on coals as it was done ages ago.
It’s on a first come, first serve basis, so no reservations are needed. Take it to go or sit and eat, it’s an unique Experience. Every food section has it’s own seating area with extended tables and you are free to mingle and  join other visitors at their table.

Picture inside Marche Bieu

I would recommend eating at plaza, since the experience of eating with local residents is a must and can be very fun.

Some menu items are :

Soup
Fish soup 
with fresh catch of the day and most contain sea food
Giambo soup made from Okra vegetable and contains fish and meat (slimy look but taste very good)
Kadushi soup which is made from cactus on the Island (also slimy but taste nice).

Stews (Stoba) are made 
Mostly of Goat meat, Beef, Chicken or Pork.
Often added with vegetables like Cole, native small cucumber or papaya. it is served with funchi (boiled cornmeal, resembles polenta) or with rice, rice with beans (aroz moro), baked potatoes, slices of fried plantain and salad.

Fishes mostly served are:
Piska Corá: Red Snapper  
Dradu: Mahi Mahi
Mula: Mullets
Buni: Bonito 
Masbangu: Big Eye Scad
Gutu: Parrot fish
Cabaron: Shrimps

Also served with funchi (boiled cornmeal/polenta) or with rice, rice with beans (aroz moro), baked potatoes and slices of fried plantain and salad. To top it off a traditional vinaigrette saus is poured over the fish. 

Instead of Funchi/polenta one might also try Tutu: which contains black eye peas.

Vegetarian are also welcome. Ask for a fish dish or other menu with more vegetables instead of the meat,

Prices varies between 7 to 14 USD

Great local food, nice ambiance and there is a big chance you will make a new friend at Plasa Bieu.

 

Created by Luty