Welcome to Statia, Erwin and Tessa and thanks for your donation!
Erwin and his partner Tessa are the new owners of Whale Tails and have reopened the restaurant. They arrived on Statia in early December from the Netherlands and have been preparing the restaurant for some exciting changes. They are also animal lovers and made a generous donation to SEAWF. Tessa has volunteered to help at the shelter!
They describe the new restaurant cuisine as 'casual fine dining'.
"No fuss and pretensions, but casual culinary enjoyment. Our atmosphere is warm and cozy, and our dishes are uncomplicated and pure. Our dishes are served smaller then a normal main course, so you can enjoy more flavors. Choose one or more dishes, order some sides, finish with dessert!"
Erwin had a restaurant in Curacao some years ago and has always wanted to return to the Caribbean. He and Tessa have plans to expand and refurbish the bar and the wine cellar and will add some window protection in case of rainy or windy weather. There is a deck being constructed over the restaurant with a bar that will overlook a new pool. Their first event is scheduled for Valentine's Day on the 14th of Feb. They are planning an easy listening live band at dinner that won't interfere with conversation.
As of now, with a reservation, you can have dinner any Tuesday through Sunday. The bar is open at 4pm and the kitchen opens at 5:30pm.