FACTS: Located in Palm Beach, Aruba
WHAT I ORDERED:
The Old Butcher Lamb Rack: Overnight marinated in a secret marinade, invented by our chef’s father and grilled to perfection, served with lamb glace, and two sides (MJ’s creamy mashed potatoes and creamed spinach)
“Crepes Janette”: Filled with caramelized Bacardi Spice Bananas and topped with Nutella Ice cream & toasted Almonds
Madame Janette is one of the most popular restaurants in all of Aruba and, with locals and tourists alike, it not only lives up to its hype, but its popularity is completely well deserved.
Tonight, I decided to skip any/all appetizers and start off with one of their signature dishes instead: The Old Butcher Lamb Rack. Not only was this dish generous in size, but it was cooked to perfection, as well. Served medium rare, this succulent rack of lamb was rich in flavor, along with being extremely juicy. As for my two sides, which were a nice compliment to my already amazing main course, I selected the mashed potatoes and the creamed spinach.
For dessert, we shared an order of “Crepes Janette,” which was packed full of Caribbean and European goodness. I couldn’t have asked for a more fabulous way to end the evening.
In addition to the superb food, I found the ambience to be equally lovely. From the natural and zen-like outdoor space (decorated in white Christmas lights) to the energy of the crowded room, I felt an immediate sense of familiarity and peace.
I thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant and think that you will too.
QUICK TIDBIT: Be sure to check out their fantastic menu: http://www.madamejanette.info/joomla2/