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Old Wednesday, March 17th, 2010, 07:50 PM
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Art... how great that you not only had a great meal, a ride to and from, but you got to meet Bobbie and her husband. I was lucky enough to meet them a couple years ago at Cooks, but it was preplanned.

I ate at Cooks twice last month, and both dinners were wonderful. I loved sitting in the lounge area enjoying an after dinner drink with Ommi ~ chilling out, talking, having a few laughs.

It's a beautiful restaurant... warm and comfortable.

While talking to an Aruban friend, he told me that the Kiwanis Club was having a dinner there the following week, and of course I told him how great the food was and how hospitable Ommi and Haydee were. The report I got after that dinner was that it was super, and they'll be many other dinners at Cooks. Made me feel kinda proud for Ommi..

Let's hope we have problems getting a reservation in the near future because it'll be booked. Wait, when we do have problems, can we tell Ommi we knew him when?? lol

Speaking for myself, I only go to Aruba once a year, but I'm not complaining because I stay a month. I feel pretty darn lucky.
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Old Thursday, March 18th, 2010, 11:13 AM
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Sounds like a lot of folks get there, to Aruba, a couple times a year. We're hoping to do that also by next year.

Had a great time last night. the time went by way too quickly. It was really neat to meet Bobbi and her husband. I had jusy been joking to my wife that you could probably talk to folks for years on line nd never meet. And voila, there we all were. Very nice.

Food was really good, the buffet surprised me a little. Offerings that were a little unexpected, but very enjoyable surprises. I was a little disappointed that my crew were such sticks in the mud, and all wanted the buffet, so i went along. Was nice but i was thinking lamb all the way. Next time for sure. The place looked quite magnificent inside, but there were too few diners there. As nice as it is in there, it should be packed every night.

If any of you who read this have not looked at the menu, you really should do so. There are dishes that are very imaginative and original, and also the fare one would expect if you were not of an exotic palate. Certainly something for everyone, and a wide range of pricing. Anyone can afford to dine there and feel truly special.

Thanks ommi for a nice time, and so much personal attention. Next time, we come early for drinks and stay later. A few of our crew needed thier beauty sleep, although the rest of us would have been happy to stay.

The transportation was perfect too, very convenient. Pickup and delivery, no waiting. perfect.


Hope to see you soon, art, maryjo, et al.
Art, the pleasure was all mine meeting all of you. Bonus was to have Bobbie and husband as well there that night. As for the imaginative and original dinners, that is all we Cooks is about as well. Dough once asked me if we are able to make something that is not on the menu. Well yes, we can and we have done that as well.

We are looking forward to your next visit and to spend some time in the lounge over a few cocktails. Please tell your wife and all of your friends I said hi.

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Old Thursday, March 18th, 2010, 11:22 AM
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Art... how great that you not only had a great meal, a ride to and from, but you got to meet Bobbie and her husband. I was lucky enough to meet them a couple years ago at Cooks, but it was preplanned.

I ate at Cooks twice last month, and both dinners were wonderful. I loved sitting in the lounge area enjoying an after dinner drink with Ommi ~ chilling out, talking, having a few laughs.

It's a beautiful restaurant... warm and comfortable.

While talking to an Aruban friend, he told me that the Kiwanis Club was having a dinner there the following week, and of course I told him how great the food was and how hospitable Ommi and Haydee were. The report I got after that dinner was that it was super, and they'll be many other dinners at Cooks. Made me feel kinda proud for Ommi..

Let's hope we have problems getting a reservation in the near future because it'll be booked. Wait, when we do have problems, can we tell Ommi we knew him when?? lol

Speaking for myself, I only go to Aruba once a year, but I'm not complaining because I stay a month. I feel pretty darn lucky.
Thanks Elaine,
I'll make sure that no one goes through any problems getting a reservation.
Kiwanis Club was so happy that they voiced it over to Quota Club. The following week Quota Club booked the restaurant and they had a wonderful time learning how to make sushi as well. They wanted a Japanese theme and our chef, Ever De Penja, taught them how to make sushi. They had a blast.
Elaine, your vacation time is no to far apart from Art's nor Bobbie's. Maybe in the near future you all can have a few days to meet on another.
That would be very nice.
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Check out our Menu at www.cooksrestaurant.com

We added more varieties plus we have new specials.

Check out our 4 Course Dinners for $24.00 pp plus 1.5% BBO.

Check out the names of of each new menu item.
You'll get a kick out of it.

Now we have a good selection for everyone.

Check out the Rarities menu items.

Make your reservation and the round trip transportation is FREE with our shuttle.
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Old Wednesday, March 24th, 2010, 03:50 PM
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Ommi - Charlie & I will see you this weekend or next week.
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Just looked at the new menu-now I am hungry!!!!


On the list for July.
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Ommi - Charlie & I will see you this weekend or next week.
Hi Liz,
We'll see you tomorrow here for Sushi Night.
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Just looked at the new menu-now I am hungry!!!!


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We got you covered. Looking forward to your visit.
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planning to go for sushi night tomorrow.
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yay lisa!!! don't forget to tell us how it was.

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Ommi - Charlie & I will see you this weekend or next week.
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Would you like to make use of our shuttle to pick you all up? Just let me know and I'll arrange for them to pick you up at about 6:30pm.
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Old Wednesday, March 31st, 2010, 08:26 PM
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Would you make a slight detour, and swing by here on your way??

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Hi LocalLisa,
Great to hear you are coming to visit us here at Cooks. We are looking forward to your visit. Would you like for our shuttle to pick you up? It is a complimentary service. Just let me know so I will arrange for them to pick you all up. Sushi Night is from 7 to 9 pm, so it'll be best to be here early. I can arrange to have the shuttle pick you up a little before 6:30 or about 6:40 pm
Just let me know on this thread or you may also call me at 594-0993.
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Would you make a slight detour, and swing by here on your way??

Hahahaha...I'd love to. Let me just hook up the propeller to the shuttle, put the inflatable under the shuttle and cover the shuttle with the car cover to avoid the salt water and we are set to go.
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Would you like to make use of our shuttle to pick you all up? Just let me know and I'll arrange for them to pick you up at about 6:30pm.
Yes please Ommi have the shuttle pick-up me and Charlie tomorrow at 6:30 in from of The Aruban Resort. See you then. Liz
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Okay Ommi, as long as you are picking Elaine up in Pennsylvania you may as well swing by and pick me up in Massachusetts. Ommi, when I see others making their plans for your restaurant I am envious. They are all in for a special treat----one of the very best restaurants in Aruba. Your menu is great, your food delicious and the ambience is superb Keep up the good work. (I'll be ready for the shuttle)
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thank you, i'm going in a group of 4 ladies and a gentleman and thank you for your offer but i do have a ride already, lol. we r all sushi lovers and this is my first time at cooks. i'm really excited and hungry hahaha
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Okay Ommi, as long as you are picking Elaine up in Pennsylvania you may as well swing by and pick me up in Massachusetts. Ommi, when I see others making their plans for your restaurant I am envious. They are all in for a special treat----one of the very best restaurants in Aruba. Your menu is great, your food delicious and the ambience is superb Keep up the good work. (I'll be ready for the shuttle)
The shuttle is on its way.
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thank you, i'm going in a group of 4 ladies and a gentleman and thank you for your offer but i do have a ride already, lol. we r all sushi lovers and this is my first time at cooks. i'm really excited and hungry hahaha
Hahaha...No problem. Just a few recommendations: For Sushi Night you will get various traditional rolls such as California Roll, Dragon Roll, Tuna Roll, etc. But here at Cooks you will also find a few Rolls that are new to sushi lovers. For instance, we got the Toro Roll, which is a Steak Sushi Roll topped with Chimichuri. This roll was a hit since the day we first introduced it. Now every week our Chef must make extras because it is the top choice, even more so than the popular California Roll.

We'll be looking forward to your visit tonight at Cooks.
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my sushi cravings were completely satisfied. ommi you were right on the toro roll, those and tempura roll were my favz tonight i even had the mango roll. men did we get the chefs work a sweat lol. we even enjoyed a delicious egg drop soup, i believe that is the name of the soup. trying to find the egg was fun in itself hahaha. none of us did find it but we tried lol. we closed it with a signature drink, i had the apple martini which was a little on the strong side but i didn't leave a drop.

we will definitely visit again
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my sushi cravings were completely satisfied. ommi you were right on the toro roll, those and tempura roll were my favz tonight i even had the mango roll. men did we get the chefs work a sweat lol. we even enjoyed a delicious egg drop soup, i believe that is the name of the soup. trying to find the egg was fun in itself hahaha. none of us did find it but we tried lol. we closed it with a signature drink, i had the apple martini which was a little on the strong side but i didn't leave a drop.

we will definitely visit again
Hi LocaLisa and a Good Friday to everyone.

We are happy to hear that you were completely satisfied at Cooks Restaurant. Glad you liked the Toro Roll. That is one of the favorites. In weeks past we couldn't make them fast enough to keep up with the demand, but now as you may have seen we have more Chefs in place to keep up with the demand, and even so the Chefs did work up a sweat.
Hahaha...Yes, the egg drop soup is exactly what it says. When the soup is almost done the Chef will let the egg white drip into the soup.
Hahaha...glad you liked the apple martini. My wife also love the apple martini.

We will be looking forward to your next visit. Will see you then.
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Wow, I've been a little out of the loop lately....I would love for the shuttle to make it to Des Moines as well! No worries - we will be in Aruba in 59 days and will brave bringing the kids to Cooks. I am hungry already......
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At the traffic light crossing at Wilhelmina Street and Adriaan Lacle Blvd.

(same street as El Goucho's, I believe)
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Cooks Restaurant is located on the corner of Wilhelmina Straat and Adriaan Lacie Blvd., Oranjestad. If you know where El Gaucho is Cooks is up the block on the corner on the same side of the street as Garufa Lounge.
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Hi Aquarius,
The directions Elaine and Liz have given are correct. Another easy way is, when you are driving on the road in front of the Renaissance toward The Talk of The Town, you'll find Adriaan Lacle Blvd just across from Pinchos before you get to Talk of the Town. Take a left onto Adriaan Lacle Blvd and drive up to the first traffic light. We are right there on in the two story building at the traffic light. Take a left and a sharp right at the light to get into Cooks parkinglot.

The best way and most confortable one is to make use of our free round trip transportation. Just make your reservation and request for our shuttle to pick you up.

We'll see you here at Cooks Restaurant.
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Happy Mother's Day to all of you who are Mothers.

For those of you on the island who still need reservation at Cooks today, there is still limited seating available for 5:00 pm. The first 3 seatings are fully booked.

For reservation please contact me at 594-0993. We will be open from 11am to 7 pm today.
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