Bali Eats

Aperitif comes to Seminyak. An experiment to operate Bali’s famous Ubud fine dining restaurant cuisine in Seminyak at Frestro on Jln, Petitenget, Thursday till Saturday serving dinner has been so successful that the period has been extended to this coming and the following weekend. Popular Aperitif dishes by their Exec Chef Nick Vanderbeeken include their famous Venison Wellington and others such as the King Kobiato Lobster Tortellini with bisque and Kaluga Imperial Caviar, Octopus with kemangi and sweet potato, Opu fish with Uni beurre blanc sauce, Available is a 4-course menu priced at IDR 590,000++ per person and a 6-course menu priced at IDR 850,000++.To know more about the details of the event, visit


10th Table in Lovina continues to create new and tantalizing dishes that amaze the gourmands of the north. The latest is Pan Roasted Salmon in Cajun spices, with turmeric potatoes and lemon butter sauce topped with watercress. Another is their Foie Gras, mango chutney, brioche, balsamic reduction, pickled pearl onion and shredded spring onion. 10th Table is open Wednesday to Sunday from 5.00 – 9.00 p.m.


Massimo continues to operate in Sanur offering pizzas, gelato and all the various regional cuisines of Italy especially those of Lecce. Open every day from 9.00 a.m. till 9.-00 p.m. with the last orders for take away at 8.30.p.m. One of the latest offerings is a new Pizza, Calabrese; Tomato, homemade mozzarella, sausage, spicy salami, hot chilli and black Kalamata olives.


Karma Beach Bali presents a Jimbaran fish market experience. Secluded deep in an alcoved bay, deep below the cliffs of Ungasan, Karma Beach Bali exudes a sense of privacy. Their stylish bamboo bar and restaurant open directly onto a white sand beach. For only Rp. 350.000++ per person, guests will be presented with a set meal featuring a grilled seafood platter to start, then continue into the main course of grilled fish, steamed rice and kangkung (water spinach), with all the seafood sourced directly from the Jimbaran market. To finish, a palate-cleansing dessert. For those still craving more, a 25% discount is offered on any signature seafood dish on the Karma Beach Bail menu, and also a promotion of 25% off a bucket of any beer selection available. The Jimbaran Fish Market experience and the above offers are available every Friday from 5pm to 8pm.

Mozaic, Ubud’s famous eatery offers private cooking classes. There are two types; Recreational classes and Professional classes. Both are for a minimum of two persons and cost Rp. Rp.750,000++ p.p. for the half day course [3 hours] and Rp. 1,100,000 p.p. for the full day course [5 hours]. Both courses include a full meal comprising the foods that have been used during the course. The classes are held in Mozaic’s ‘The Workshop’.


Gong is the Balinese restaurant at The Kayumanis Hotel, Sanur. A full Balinese rijsttafel is available every day for lunch and dinner at only $US 30 ++ per person


Garden Café is open at the Grand Hyatt, Nus Dua, for breakfast, lunch and early dinner. Local dishes include crisp fried Seafood Wontons with a sweet chilli dipping sauce. Tempe Mendoan is deep fried and crunchy served with a soy and chilli sauce. There is a variety of salads; Seared Tuna with cucumber, edamame, radish, spring onion and sesame dressing, Roasted Beetroot and Burrata consists of honey glazed beetroot, dried tomatoes, balsamic and sea salt. Local favourites include Sweet & Sour Pork, Chicken, asparagus & cashew nuts, Nasi Goreng Buntut [fried rice with beef oxtail and Rendang Sapi [slow braised beef in coconut milk with ginger, galangal, chilli and shallots].


Layang Layang is at the Fairmont Hotel, Jln. Kusuma Sari, Sanur. They offer a range of South Eastern Asian cuisines. A highlight is their Sunday Lobster Brunch. If you are Australian and born before 1964 you are eligible to join their special Seniors Club [free of charge] and receive many discounts [up to 90% off] on food and beverages.

By Gerry Williams

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