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Chef Bruno - Fishes & More

Updated: Oct 29, 2020

The Top Chef Aruba contestant of Fishes & More is Bruno Santos (39) who has been at the helm of the kitchen at Fishes & More since 2017. The restaurant is still closed due to COVID-19, however - his dish is available at Que Pasa Restaurant and can be ordered for delivery through cumindanacas.com.

The Chef

Bruno is from Minas Gerais, Brazil and moved with his parents to Aruba at age 12. After completing culinary school in Aruba, Bruno worked at the Bushiri Hotel and seafood restaurant Brisa del Mar and furthered his career at 'The Restaurant at Tierra del Sol', formerly known as 'Ventanes del Mar', a restaurant at the golf course. In 2010, he joined the kitchen team of Fishes & More and worked through the ranks from line cook to finally chef in 2017.

Chef’s Philosophy

Creating food is art and kitchen art never dies. Combining flavors, colors and nutrition which make you feel good, result in true art.

The Dish

The Royal Crown

Pan seared kandratiki fillet wrapped with a black olive, asparagus and sun-dried tomatoes tapenade, sautéed spinach served with an oven roasted sweet potato puree, roasted marinated cherry tomatoes, served with honey-Dijon mustard 'beurre blanc' sauce and a crown of French toast baguette.

Price: Afl. 29,50 ($17 USD) Available at: Que Pasa Restaurant , cumindanacas.com (Fishes & More is closed due to COVID)

This dish reflects the soul of my team and I, as well as the character of Fishes & More. The combination of flavors, creativity and colors make this dish very special.

Vote for Chef Bruno and have a chance to win a private VIP dinner for 4 people along with Chef Bruno himself! This dinner is valued at $1,000 (a private, dedicated 4-course dinner including a wine pairing).

The Drinks

Beringer Sauvignon Blanc Available: November 1-30 at Que Pasa & cumindanacas.com

The crisp refreshing acidity of the wine combines greatly with this dish, every refreshing bite will show more depth in the wine.

Price with the Chef's special: Afl. 8,75 ($5.00) per glass (for dining-in) For delivery: only Beringer White Zinfandel mini bottle is available for Afl. 8,75.

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.

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