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    COOKS restaurant downtown :-)

    COOKS

    Night 3 Dinner @ COOKS

    It was fabulous.
    First time that we saw the fully renovated 1st floor dining room and lounge and bar. There were no details overlooked or expense spared. A very pretty dining room and the kitchen and plating area is awesome. It works like a very well oiled machine!
    There were 6 of us.
    5 of us had caesar salads.
    1 had the french onion soup.

    1 cowboy steak HUGE and juicy. 24 oz.
    1 filet mignon
    1 poached grouper, stuffed with salmon
    2 racks of lamb with goat cheese kind of topping (OMGOSH)
    1 rack of lamb with rosemary and mint.
    -all had the same nice vegetables of broccoli or aspargus.
    -mashed potatoes.
    Wine was a bottle of Krupp Bros (Napa Valley) red and i do not know the name of the wine but it was very good and not too dry.

    1 word. Fabulous.
    Cooks is downtown about one block beyond Elgaucho and is on the left at the traffic light.
    About a 5 minute walk from the Renaissance.

    We'll go again b4 our stay is over and paul and i decided that this time we want to share the cowboy steak. way way way too much steak for 1 person's meal. Sherry and Murray will have PLENTY for lunch !!
    Last edited by Andrea J.; 08-14-2011 at 09:39 AM.

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    Andrea what the cost for Cooks? I assume we could get here easy enough taking a bus from the Divi to Oranjestad?

    Thanks
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    I just saw this on the site and sounds very interesting.

    Cooks Restaurant

    When making your reservation ask for VIP Shuttle service.
    We offer VIP Round Trip transportation
    to all hotel guests with reservations made
    at least three hours prior to scheduled dinner.

    For this service an 18% service charge on your dinner bill will be added.
    Provide us with a valid name, telephone number,
    Hotel and Room number with your reservation for this service.

    For this service,
    call 588-4296,
    or fill out the form on the reservations page.

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    YUP (we drove as we wanted to then go to marriott to donate after dinner.....ample parking at cooks)

    the bill not including tip for the 6 of us including the bottle of wine was $212.and change.

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    Thanks for posting, it sounds fabulous! Itís on my list this year and now Iím even more excited about trying it. I checked out the website and the restaurant looks so pretty.

    I wish all restaurants offered the pick-up service, we wouldnít have to rent a car!

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    From Andrea

    24 oz cowboy steak

    poached grouper with salmon stuffing and saffron over mashed potatoes

    rack of lamb with rosemary and mint
    Last edited by Arubalisa; 02-07-2013 at 01:35 PM.

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    thanks lisa

    i could not get them to attach

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    thanks lisa

    i could not get them to attach
    The size was too large I re-sized and voila!

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    yay to cooks!

    i have to say that the only problem with going to cooks as our first upscale meal this year was that no other place will ever match up to it even the best of the rest. fabulous is the word. the caesar salad was heavenly but the nothing can compare with that cowboy steak. andrea is right. sherry and murray had plenty for lunch the next day. the flavor was wonderful, the meat was tender and cooked to perfection, and murray's filet was a perfectly done and completely tender cut of tenderloin.

    sadly, there was no room for dessert because i want to try some of the innovative items on the menu. so next weekend when we return, i will have a smaller meal.

    cooks is truly our favorite restaurant on the island.

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