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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    do you remember when at the French Steakhouse....if one ordered the "ambassador special" or maybe other kind of steak entrees they'd ring the bell and say Oooo La La?

    does anyone know who now owns Talk of the Town?
    Andrea, did a Google search and it's owned by an outfit named GH Hoteles.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    do you remember when at the French Steakhouse....if one ordered the "ambassador special" or maybe other kind of steak entrees they'd ring the bell and say Oooo La La?
    Funny.... the night we at The Chophouse a few weeks ago, someone dropped some silverware..... and Harold (our waiter... and long time employee) exclaimed "Oooo La La"..... it did bring back memories!
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    We do miss The Promenade. I'm not sure if it's because it was an exceptional restaurant, or because we had an amazing family meal there the first year my sisters in law joined us on the island.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhys View Post
    Back in the early 1970's, one downtown restaurant stood out, The Talk of The Town, owned by Ike Cohen. The boutique hotel is still there but I never heard anything about why or when the restaurant closed. We ate there several times and it was outstanding. Mr. Cohen also developed Manchebo Beach Hotel in 1966 (hence, "Ike's Bistro.) The taxi from the Divi Divi was only a few bucks.

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    Good morning everyone,

    Thanks Ike for mentioning ToTT. My first visit to Aruba was in June 1980. At that time ToTT was the special occasion restaurant for everyone on Aruba. And the dress code for men was pretty straightforward; no jacket, no tie, no dinner!

    Other dearly departed restaurants we miss are:

    Bali - The floating Indonesian restaurant in the harbour. Been gone for years but we still miss it

    Portobello - Italian restaurant at the far end of the Renaissance Centre where the Dutch Pancake House is. Italian officers from a ship in port were eating there when my wife and I went. What better recommendation could you get?

    Dwarvang Java - Sorry that I have butchered the spelling but my wife and I were at this delightful Indonesian restaurant downtown many times.


    There are many more but these are the most notable for us.

    I'm sure we can agree that Aruba has one of the most lively and eclectic dining scenes anywhere. Just another reason we keep going back.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhys View Post
    Back in the early 1970's, one downtown restaurant stood out, The Talk of The Town, owned by Ike Cohen. The boutique hotel is still there but I never heard anything about why or when the restaurant closed. We ate there several times and it was outstanding. Mr. Cohen also developed Manchebo Beach Hotel in 1966 (hence, "Ike's Bistro.) The taxi from the Divi Divi was only a few bucks.

    Rhys

    I Rhys,

    My apologies for calling you Ike. I was so wrapped up in writing about ToTT that I used the owner's name Ike Cohen, instead of yours.

    Will try to be more careful.


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    I was thinking about Pago Pago at the Wyndham recently.... we visited our first year and a couple of times after that. DW really liked the table side preparation of the Caesar salad... I did to!
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    I used to love La Dolce Vita. It was right down the street from La Cabana. Great Italian food. I also loved Cooks!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolores View Post
    Delifrance,,
    I really missDelifrance too. Best pofferetjes on the island. They were perfect. Better than The Dutch Pancake House which I always get burned.

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