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    Quote Originally Posted by ArubaAce View Post
    Thai Food that is interesting since its a German Restaurant. I may have to order a Thai dish for Ms Daisy and a German dish for me.
    The Thai food was surprising for me as well.

    I got curious and checked out the menu of the German "Bavaria" restaurant. And discovered some of my favorites like "Maultaschen" or "Kaesespaetzle" (similar to cheese makarony) or "Potatoe Pancakes with Apple Sauce" and all their salads. Or "Sauerkraut" (I don't eat meat). And, of course, "Apfelstrudel with Vanilla Ice Cream" or "Black Forest Cake" (Schwarzwaelder Torte)! Mmmm....

    Here is their menu:

    https://www.bavaria-aruba.com/food-menu/

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    Seriously, while at Bavaria enjoy the German beer and think about the Schweinshaxe (pork knuckle) entre, to die for.

    Peter is a great host. Ask him for an Andescher Dopplebock

    http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/911/2899/


    Wish I was going tonight! Enjoy.

    Rhys

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    The Bavaria restaurant has as well a "Beer" menu:

    https://www.bavaria-aruba.com/german-dark-beers/

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    Peter used to rent the space next door and had a Thai restaurant in that location. The same chef now prepares both the German and Thai menu in the same kitchen at Bavaria. It's been that way for awhile and was still that way when we were they're this past March. Hopefully it hasn't changed.
    Ah....Doppelbock.
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    Have a fun trip Ace, enjoying your reports! How lucky is Ms Daisy to be able to travel to Aruba, enjoy, enjoy, enjoy

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    Nice trip report. Enjoying it very much.

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    I really enjoyed the food at the Islander Grill, and yes they are very generous when it comes to their portions. I had either the burger or the rack of ribs for dinner. There would still be enough left over for breakfast the following morning. Counting the days till my next visit to Aruba and my next stay at La Cabana.

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    Day 4 6/22/16

    Woke up at 630am to my usual daily routine of sitting in the balcony meditating for 30 minutes. One observation, at la cabana the workers are up at that time cleaning the pools and grounds. You have to hand it to them they do work very hard to keep the resort spotless. The house keeping staff has been wonderful as well and even put all the dishes, utensils to wash in the dishwasher. I noticed this morning when I could not find any plates and sure enough they were in the dishwasher. They also had someone bring up a shower bench for Ms Daisy without me asking and they brought up a nice flower pot with red little flowers. I will have to come up with an appropriate tip. I will take suggestions.

    After breakfast I relax typing my trip report for previous day. I went to the beach yesterday and it was overcast and pleasantly very windy. Oh I saw the Aloe man! I called him over and he rubbed some aloe on my back and shoulders. Wow that felt so soothing! I usually get burned in the shoulders, back of neck area but so far so good. I really wanted an aloe bottle but had no money on me. He said he might pass bye again during the week but he mostly spends time at Palm Beach.

    For lunch I had Pizza from Sbarro by the pool from La cabana. I wanted to get a pie from pizza bob but I was just too lazy to go accross the street to Tropicana. On this trip I've been really tired but finally woke up refresh today day 5 with energy.

    For dinner I went to Bavaria. The staff was very pleasant. Peter asked me where did I hear about them and I mentioned this forum. I asked him about what was up with Thai food at a German place. He explained that there are no Thai restaurants in the island and there is a small demand for it by locals so he will continues to offer it if they ask for it.

    The food was delicious! I had the veal wiener schnitzel with the German noodles. The veal was tender, nicely breaded, not greasy and tasty. The portion was not hanging over the plate like at Barneys but just right. Ms Daisy had the special which was a ham hock with mashed potatoes and cabbage which was also wonderful. We both had beers. We both had this light beer which was like a Becks called something gold (sorry I don't remember the full name) and then I tried the first dark lager on the list which was excellent. For dessert we shared the Apple strudel with ice cream.

    Overall the place is casual, they treat you like a guest at their home, food and beer is excellent at a reasonable price. Peter and I got into a discussion about trip advisor reviews. He mentioned that it's unfair to write up a bad review when the patron did not give him a chance to make it right. For example, my veal was tender but someone else on trip advisor mentioned it was a ruff cut. Peter said he buys the best quality but unfortunately sometimes you do get a bad cut which he can't detect visually but if a customer mentions it he would accommodate him with another one or something else. I agree with him.

    Afterward it was back to Glitz Casino for 2 hours and Ms Daisy lost $40 but is still up $55 for the week.

    Since I'm feeling a little more energetic this morning, I may go for a walk.

    Until tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArubaAce View Post
    Peter and I got into a discussion about trip advisor reviews. He mentioned that it's unfair to write up a bad review when the patron did not give him a chance to make it right. For example, my veal was tender but someone else on trip advisor mentioned it was a ruff cut. Peter said he buys the best quality but unfortunately sometimes you do get a bad cut which he can't detect visually but if a customer mentions it he would accommodate him with another one or something else. I agree with him.
    I could not agree more!

    Enjoying your trip report. Now I may have to add Bavaria to my list for August!
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    Sounds great! We are going to have to add Barvaria to our list to try as well!

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