The Top Chef Aruba contestant of MooMba Beach is Ewen van Seumeren (35) who has been the chef of MooMba Beach since June 2016.
Ewen was born in Huizen, which is in the northwest of the Netherlands. He graduated Culinary School in Amsterdam and gained experience in different kitchens, steakhouses and golf resorts. In 2016, he decided it was time for an international adventure, came to Aruba and was hired as the chef of MooMba Beach, the popular beach bar and restaurant in Palm Beach.
“I believe in value for money. My guests will enjoy a festival of flavors and for sure, will leave satisfied. That's my commitment to each of my guests.”
Rolled, juicy beef roulade stuffed with garlic and seasonal herbs, topped with fried caramelized onions and a wild mushroom sauce. Served with a grilled bell pepper filled with parmesan, spinach, and truffle-mashed potatoes.
Price: Afl. 29,50 ($17 USD) Available only at: MooMba Beach
“I wanted to present a dish that matches this fall season. Please enjoy the robust flavors and take note of the palette of meat, mushrooms, and the stuffed bell pepper… it will be a delight for your taste buds.”
Vote for Chef Ewen and have a chance to win a private VIP dinner for 4 people along with Chef Ewen himself! This dinner is valued at $1,000 (a private, dedicated 4-course dinner including a wine pairing).
Beringer Merlot Available: November 1-30 at MooMba Beach
An elegant dish deserves an elegant wine, soft velvety flavors of the Merlot are perfectly balanced with the rich and velvet flavors of this dish.
Price with the Chef's special: Afl. 8,75 ($5.00) per glass
Main & Vine
Beringer is California's oldest continually operating winery. The wines choices for this competition are moscato, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, merlot, white zinfandel and cabernet sauvignon.
Balashi & Chill Beer Balashi or Chill (bottle) with the Chef's Special:
Afl. 5,00 ($3.00) per bottle
Balashi Brewery Founded in 1998, 'Brouwerij Nacional Balashi' in Aruba is a full-scale production brewery, one of the most modern breweries in the Caribbean. For years the brewery only produced its flagship brand named after this area and the brewery, Balashi.