The Bubbly Hostess Visits La Trattoria el Faro Blanco – The California Lighthouse Restaurant in Aruba

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La Trattoria el Faro Blanco

La Trattoria el Faro Blanco

The Hubby and I recently visited Aruba, with another couple with whom we have been friends since college – we were all celebrating our 20 year wedding anniversaries!  While there, we decided to check out La Trattoria el Faro Blanco which is an Italian restaurant that is located right next to the California Lighthouse, located on the northwest tip of the island.  This was just a 15 minute cab ride from the resort where we were staying, the Occidental Grand Aruba.  

  The lighthouse was built in 1910 and is a popular tourist spot on the island.  We had been on several boat trips throughout the week were we could see it overlooking the coastline, but were excited to see it up close!  It is currently under renovations, but still beautiful from the outside.

  The restaurant is right next to the lighthouse, unique architecture on the outside and fantastic views from the patio!  If you go here, you’ll need to make a reservation and make sure you request the patio – it is a must … and full of visitors taking photos too!

  Each of us had amazing meals, you can see their full menu at www.aruba-latrattoria.com/pasta.   Our friends each started with the Insalata Cesara, The Hubby ordered the Insalata Ortolana (mixed salad), and I enjoyed one of my all-time favorite types of salads, Insalata Di Rughetta (arugula).  

  For dinner, our friends ordered the following: Linguine Alla Vongole (Linguine agliolio sauce with clams, garlic, parsley and olive oil), Fettucine Al Salmone Affumicato (A nice bed of Fettuccini pasta served with a rich creamy tomatoes sauce with chopped smoked salmon).

  The Hubby chose the Fettucine Con Gamberoni Alla Vodka (Specialty of our La Trattoria el Faro Blanco- Fettuccini with a creamy pink sauce prepared with fresh tomatoes, basil, a splash of vodka topped with jumbo shrimps).

  While I enjoyed the Fusilli All ‘Amatriciana (Curly short pasta with sautéed Italian bacon and prosciutto with onions, basil, garlic and fresh tomatoes).  

  Everything was fantastic – the service, the food, the wine, the view … and especially the company!  To see more photos from our experience, make sure you visit my website.

  I love to hear feedback – please visit my blog at www.bubblyhostess.com.  You can also follow The Bubbly Hostess on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter. 

Heather Sneed (46 Posts)

Heather loves to cook, entertain, plan parties, and of course - drink champagne.  She is excited to share her planning tips, party ideas, and favorite recipes.   Growing up, she watched her mom cook, bake, and throw great parties, so she’s sure her interest in cooking and entertaining came from her mom.   Being a wife and a mommy, her party style ranges from birthday parties for little ones to elegant cocktail parties for the grown ups.  Her plans include a combination of her own ideas coupled with those from others.  You'll find that her recipes leave some room for experimentation - she doesn’t usually make the same dish exactly the same way twice - She loves to try different things!  


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