Bali Eats

Aperitif and Kayuputi combine to present A Lavish Dining Affair, this coming Friday, 25th March , at Aperitif [The Viceroy]. Chefs Nick Vanderbeeken [Aperitif], Agung Gede [Kayuputi] and Vincent Stopin [St. Regis] prepare an 8 coursee degustation menu. An oyster starts the process, with emulsion spimura and mustard seeds, followed by Hokkaido Scallop [daikon sheets, lemon basil, konbu and a miso emulsion], the Heirloom Tomato is with cheese. The seafood portion is Swordfish Belly [acar kuning vegetable, circumin, coconut milk emulsion and komangi basil oil] and Octopus [watermelon, red pepper and kenari]. The beef is Kiwami Wagyu Striploin [shimaji, black garlic, potato mousseline, spices and meat jus]. Dessert a Citrus Tube [lime curd, vanilla sour cream, vodka, sorrel sherbert] and Chocolate and Banana [banana mousse, dark chocolate, rum raisin]. Finish with Petit Fours. The cost Rp.1,650,000++ p.p. Reservations are essential, Whats Ap +62 813 532 66678 , or

Jazz by the Sea With a special collaboration between the Ubud Village Jazz Festival and Reef Beach Club, The Apurva Kempinski Bali presents the Jazz by the Sea. This vibrant session is takes place on Sunday, 27 March 2021 from 15:00 to 22:00. Two talented groups will be taking the stage: Koko Harsoe Quartet and the Astrid Sulaiman Jazz Quartet. With this one-day celebration of jazz music, guests are invited to enjoy a fun and relaxed beachfront experience, without any admission fee.

Kagura is a Japanese restaurant in Nusa Dua, Jln, Pantai Mengiat Kawasan. They offer an all you can eat sushi rolls experience for Rp. 150,000 ++ . Every day from 1300 till 17.30. The a la carte menu offers many traditional dishes such as Agedashi Tofu or Horenso Spinach & Enoki Mushroom Oshitashi. The Kaiso Seaweed Salad is refreshingly healthy. Clams Hamaguri Saka Mushi is an unusual soup. Uzaku/Eel Vinegar and Kurage Su/Jelly Fish are interesting seafood dishes. Gindara (Black Cod) Shioyaki/Teriyaki and Buta/Pork Shogayaki are from the grill. There are Sashimi, Vegetable and Seafood Tempura dishes as well as a number of set menus.

Poke Theory is an exciting Poké Restaurant that recently hit the streets. Poke Theory combines flavours and inspiration to create and suit everybody’s taste buds; whether you’re in the mood for something sweet or spicy, Poke Theory offers everything from flavourful poke bowls to savoury acai bowls and daily cold-pressed juices. The restaurant offers a great selection of signature poke bowls and has the option for poke lovers to build their own bowls including vegan options! For acai bowls (nature’s purple gold), having only three signature bowls, Poke Theory has another take on it. Having the acai come in a sorbet base gives them more variety to add into any of the bowls, such as coconut chia pudding, granola, nuts, fruits allowing you to savour every flavour in one single bowl. Jln. Pantai Batu Mejan No.82, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Open Daily, 10 am – 10 pm

Up To Date Cafe in Teges, just outside of Ubud, is one of the many new local restaurants that have opened during the pandemic. Serving both local food and local interpretations of international cuisines, all at local budget prices, they are booming! This one, also featurmg live music, is regularly packed with locals and smart savvy foreigners. The fare is simple, with all of the standards available. Start with Lumpia Bakar or Bakwan Udang [both less than Rp.20,000]. Local mains include Ayam Bakar Bunbu Sereh, Beef Ribs, Martabak or Nasi Goreng combinations. There is Sushi, Steaks, Pasta, Pizza and Burgers, al at prices that would make a tourist smile.

Le Gastronome is the restaurant at the Keliki Luxury Lodge. Designed on two levels, with a large open terrace overlooking the rice fields, the jungle and the infinity pool it is the perfect setting fpr etehr a casual lunch or an elegant dinner.The menu is a mix of classical French, International and Indonesian dishes.

Hard Rock Cafe announces the global launch of its brand-new menu item – the Messi Burger – as the latest innovation in Hard Rock International’s “LIVE GREATNESS” campaign in partnership with global soccer legend Lionel Messi. Starting today, this culinary delight, crafted by Messi himself, is now available for fans to order at Hard Rock Cafe locations worldwide, including Bali. The Messi Burger includes ten flavorful ingredients for a game-changing take on Hard Rock’s Steak Burger. As Hard Rock and Messi fans bite into the burger, they’ll taste a juicy double stack of the finest ground beef patties, seasoned, and seared. Tastebuds score big with the burger’s winning combination of toppings: provolone cheese, sliced chorizo, caramelized red onion, and Hard Rock’s signature, spicy, smoky sauce served on a toasted brioche bun with shredded romaine lettuce and vine-ripened tomato. If you want to get really Messi, try the burger topped with a fried egg for a small extra fee.


By Gerry Williams

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