Blue Lagun Cafe, a new Grab & Go concept on Bonaire.
It’s that time again! It’s time for Bonaire Culinair! Starting May 25th, visitors and residents can enjoy many delicious dishes at some of Bonaire’s most popular restaurants during the 15-day event. During the event, the participating restaurants offer a special menu for either lunch or dinner. Blue Lagun Cafe, a new cafe in front of the airport, is one of the participating restaurants.
Bonaire Culinair at Blue Lagun Cafe.
Yesterday, my friend Meredith Schnoll and I met for lunch at Blue Lagun Cafe and sampled their Bonaire Culinair menu. The cafe is decorated beautifully, with plenty of seating available on the terrace as well as a few tables inside. The terrace is inviting with the spacious shaded area, comfortable chairs, and of course a nice breeze. The Grab & Go concept allows people the opportunity to take their food to go, or sit down and enjoy a lovely meal of fresh salads, juices, desserts, and warm snacks.
During Bonaire Culinair, each restaurant offers a special menu for the duration of the event. For the event, Blue Lagun Cafe offers the choice between two mains, two pastries, and a variety of fresh juices. Their menu is inclusive with options for vegetarians and vegans.
The main course.
For the main course, we were able to choose from a Tuna Poke Bowl and a Vegan Buddha Bowl. Meredith decided to try the Buddha bowl and she loved every bite! The Buddha bowl was filled with freshly made hummus, sweet potato cubes, baby spinach, corn, guacamole, and marinated red onions. It was served over a bed of quinoa with a tangy orange ginger dressing made from scratch.
My choice was the Tuna Poke Bowl, and it was absolutely delicious! It featured fresh tuna tartar, wakame, cucumber cubes, corn, marinated red onion, and pickled ginger. It was served over a bed of sushi rice with homemade soy dressing on the side. The flavors melded together perfectly in this dish.
For dessert, the Bonaire Culinair options are Pecan Pie or a Red Velvet cake. The Red Velvet cake is a sinfully decadant maroon-red cake layered with the perfect amount of icing. As we savored our desserts, we paired them with a freshly brewed cappucino (cappucino not included on the Bonaire Culinair menu).
Blue Lagun Cafe also offers a variety of fresh juices for you to enjoy during your meal or to grab and go. My choice was mango vanilla juice, and Meredith chose the strawberry lemonade. Both drinks were refreshing and tasty as we enjoyed our choices throughout the meal.
About Blue Lagun Cafe.
Elise, the owner of Sweeti Bakery, recently expanded her business and opened Blue Lagun Cafe. By creating a grab & go concept cafe, she’s able to offer healthy and affordable options, including vegetarian and vegan dishes. Additionally, the Cafe offers High Tea and can cater events and team meetings on site or as take away.
It also offers the perfect alternative to the busy airport waiting area. Just drop off your bags at the airport check-in and head over to Blue Lagun Cafe. Spend time inside or relax on the breezy terrace with an affordable beer in your hand.
The Bonaire Culinair menu is $20.00 per person and includes a main dish, a sweet treat, and a fresh juice. If you haven’t already tried it, put it on your next trip’s to-do list.
Blue Lagun Cafe is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM Location: In front of the airport in the Dabboussi Center.
About Bonaire Culinair.
Bonaire Culinair is a 15-day culinary event that takes place semi-annually at Bonaire’s popular restaurants around the island. It begins May 25th and continues through June 8th, so be sure to invite a few friends and make your reservations soon!
(Source: Bonaire Insider)