Warung Gouthe, Jln Pantai Berawa, Canguu, is the perfect breakfast/brunch place. Open 7.30 a.m. till 8.00 p.m [COVID hours] they offer a French style menu but with a definite American twist. Omelettes are open and served in a skillet, mushrooms on top. The ‘Farmer Omelette is served with just bacon and toast and the Egg Pot [3 eggs, mashed potato, truffle oil, mushroom, parsley and cream cheese requires a surprising 30 minuet preparation time. The Mushroom Truffle Latte is a veloute served in a coffee mug with a brioche and alfalfa. The Boulaigou is a savoury crepe made with onions, tomato, cheese and crispy bacon. Gozmato is roasted tomato, mozzarella and basil served in a dough crust. On a sweeter side the French Toast can be traditional [pictured], or with Cinnamon or a Strudel version topped with apple, cinnamon and raisons.
10th Table, in central Lovina on Bali’s north coast, is hosting a charity dinner for Rotary Lovina, May 8. When you arrive you are greeted by an open Vodka & Rum Bar with canapés being served. The initial cocktail party is open from 5.30 till 6.30 when the dinner begins with a Poached Dory Fillet with lemon veloute, seaweed powder, dill mayonnaise and tuille. This is followed by a spicy Taro Cream Soup with bacon bits and a Tangerine Sorbet before the Chicken Involtini which will be served with a pumpkin puree, potato fondant and spinaxh. Finish with a Chocolate Mousse and salty caramel ice cream. The entertainment begins at 8.00. Total cost is Rp.350,000 nett per person with all proceeds going to Rotary Lovina charity projects.
Revivo is a luxury wellness retreat in Nusa Dua. They offer a gentle and organic way to detox without needing to fast. If you’re looking to change your eating habits long term and kickstart and new, healthier regime, this detox and weight loss program may suit you. Their experts guide you towards a healthier eating routine, and teach you how to build emotional balance with the way you eat. It integrates mindful habits and specific ingredients to help your body to release the toxins accumulated while being nourished. This practice will also help you to lose weight in an organic way so you can keep on going with this routine once back home. So give yourself a holiday that does you good.
Aperitif, the fine dining restaurant at The Viceroy, continues to hold unique special dining events to amuse their faithful customers. This time the evening is called a Sound Pairing. The four special courses prepared by executive chef Nic Vanderbeeken will be accompanied by famed concert pianist Chris Lim. It promises to be a marriage of food and music. The cost is Rp. 650,000++for four incredible courses, with wine pairing also available. It is to be held on Thursday May 6, beginning at 6.30 p.m., sharp. As with all special events at Aperitif, it is also possible to book a luxurious pool villa for the night at the adjoining Viceroy to make your evening complete.
Apurva Kempinski is putting out a generous call to all of us here on the island. Knowing that times are tough, and for some, income has definitely dipped, they are opening their doors, pool and cabanas with a “No minimum charge; No day-pass fees” offer!You can enjoy their 42-metre infinity pool with individual cabanas with surround sound or sun-loungers right on the beach. The food can be a charcoal grill by the sea, or choose the barbecue, or rotisserie. If evenings are more your thing, The Apurva team step up their game with a week’s worth of crafted dining experiences, aptly called ‘Reef Rendez-vous’. Mondays are for ‘Lobster Lovers’, Tuesdays give a shout out for ‘Ribs and More’. ‘Skewers All Ways’ – all by the ocean of course – are Wednesday’s offering, with ‘Crustacean Reef Style’ hitting up the Thursday crew. ‘The Mediterranean Affair’ is ‘oh so Fridays’, with Saturday exploring the best of ‘Jimbaran Style in Sawangan – featuring freshly caught snapper, white prawn, blue crab, lobster and more. On Sundays we see a uniquely South Asian flavor, with ‘Tandoor by Bopanna’.
Kebun, Jln. Hanoman, Ubud, is a French rrestaurant in a pleasant, very Baliense home and garden setting. Open from brunch time [11.00 a.m.] till late at night, inside is quite a sontrast to the busy street outside. The French Toast is served woith tpasted cashews, strawberries, sugar and cream. Eggs can be Benedict, Florentine or in an Omelette de Provence [3 eggs, goats cheese, tomsto and herbs]. Escargot are snails, sautéed in garlic parsley butter and topped with breadcrumbs, served with a baguette. The main menu is more Mediterranean, with Moroccasn Mechoui [slow roasted lamb shank with coriander jus and cinnamon couscous. For soup, a classic French Onion, salad can be a tasty vegetarian [honeyed beetroot and goat cheese] or a Nicoise. Just a snack, there is always the very French Croque Monsieur. Herb roasted Lamb Chops, Steaks, seafood and chicken dishes are other options.
By Gerry Williams
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