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Chef's Table
Juan Ludena

Step into the world of cinematic elegance and adventure at our weekly Chef's Table event, where the decor pays homage to the iconic film "Papillon," starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman.  We've carefully curated the interior to immerse you in the spirit of the movie while providing an atmosphere of sophistication and charm. 

In this elegant setting, you'll embark on a gastronomic journey featuring a multi-course tasting menu that showcases our chef's signature dishes. The menu is carefully curated to capture the essence of the film while offering modern and innovative interpretations of classic French cuisine. 

Born in the vibrant culinary city of Lima, Peru and raised in Aruba, Chef Juan Ludena, has embarked on a remarkable culinary journey that has taken him across continents and into the heart of the culinary world. His passion for food and dedication to his craft have shaped him into a culinary virtuoso with a unique blend of global influences. 

Seeking to expand his horizons and further hone his culinary skills, Chef Ludena set his sights on Europe, particularly the Netherlands.  He embarked on a journey that would lead him to the prestigious culinary school in the Netherlands, where he delved into the intricacies of European cooking techniques.

During his time in the Netherlands, Chef Ludena had the incredible opportunity to work under the mentorship of Chef Jermain de Rozario at 'de Lindehof.' Chef Jermain de Rozario is a distinguished chef known for his exceptional culinary talent, and his restaurant holds two Michelin stars, signifying the highest level of culinary excellence. 

Chef Ludena's dedication to creating the perfect dining experience led him to collaborate closely with Sommelier Michael Otten. Their partnership brings together the art of gastronomy and the world of fine wines, resulting in a harmonious and unforgettable dining experience for guests.


To secure your seat at our weekly Chef's Table event, we recommend making reservations in advance, as this exclusive experience tends to fill up quickly. Gather your friends, family, or fellow food enthusiasts, and get ready to be captivated by the magic of Papillon Restaurant's Chef's Table. 

It's not just about the food; it's about the magic of "Papillon" brought to life within the restaurant's walls.

Exclusively on Wednesdays, up to 4 times a month

Time: 7pm - 10pm


Chef Juan Ludena

*Wednesday's from 7pm till 10pm

*6 -Course local produce menu $110,-

*Premium wine pairing (optional) $65,-

Please NOTE: Reservations for the Chef's Table ONLY by telephone or email. 

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