Wine connoisseurs will definitely appreciate the recently opened wine bar, called The Barrel. Conveniently located at the new shopping mall at the south pier, The Barrel not only serves fine wines and other libations, but also provides a retail outlet for their wines as well.
For those who wish to stop by for a quick purchase, parking directly in front of the wine bar is easy. The selection couldn’t be better, as one can select wines from all of the great wine-producing areas of the world. Napa Valley, California, Australia and New Zealand, Chile and Argentina, and of course, the classics–France, Italy, and Spain.
Owner and manager Rajiv insures that every customer gets a mini-education on wines, should they so desire. Rajiv spent time in the Bordeaux region of France learning his wines, so he is aptly capable with assisting in the choice of just the perfect wine.
The cellar is viewable from the interior seating area and is quite impressive. Cigars are also available for sale as well. For those who wish to enjoy Bonaire’s breezy trade winds, there is an outdoor sitting area on the patio.
But not everyone wants wine, and for those who like to enjoy their tropical concoctions, there is mixologist Larry. Your tropical drink is not made with any ingredients from a box, as Larry makes all of his own syrups home-made. In fact, if you’re lucky, you might just find him clambering up the tamarind tree just off the patio to collect fresh fruit for his tamarind syrup.
Every bottle of wine ordered is served with a complimentary cheese and sausage platter. So a visit to The Barrel makes for a wonderful before- or after-dinner stop for some wine and snacks. Wines are available by the glass as well, of course.
Try The Barrel on your next visit to Bonaire! (Source: Bonaire Insider Reporter)