Bali Eats

Apurva Kempinski Bali is offering the traditional dishes of Nusa Tenggara. Selasar Deli presents various traditional delicacies such as Lupis Daun Suji, Lak-lak, Kue Abuk, and Kue Bantal, along with premium Lombok coffee in collaboration with Tanamera Coffee. Inspired by the flavours of East Nusa Tenggara, Reef Beach Club offers a family style menu that includes Ayam Bakar Taliwang and Sate Tuna-Manggarai, to a special Reef Archipelago with traditional marinades and sambals. East Nusa Tenggara’s specialty dishes – Crab Beberuk Terong and Lawar Ikan Rote Ndao – are served at Koral Restaurant as the highlight in the month of April and May.

Platonic is a brand-new bar that recently opened. Tucked away in a small alley at Jalan Tanah Barak, Canggu, Platonic is a warm, eccentric bar and intimate community space that celebrates art, people and music. First-time visitors can find the understated entrance to the bar against the venue’s black-brick façade.Taking inspiration from today’s social culture, the name “Platonic” reflects the modern embodiment of sexuality, relationships and human-to-human intimacy that plays a role in forming the present-day cultural zeitgeist. The quirky venue is designed with a diverse mix of contradictory concepts, from neoclassical elements featured in the antique apothecary bar counter, rough plastered walls, bare cement floors, recovered floor tiles, and a cabinet adorned with liquor bottles and peculiar objects combined with mid-century modern furnishings with the leather upholstery, sleek organic curves and plywood walls. Featuring a weekly line up of DJs spinning different genres of music including R&B, house and disco, Platonic’s laidback and welcoming ambience presents a space where modern creatives can gather for an intellectual night of indulgence with the innovative and refined cocktail menu. Signature cocktails to try include The Plan B, Ay, Dios Mio, Naked n Famous, Gone with the Gin, Hot Girl Summer, Purely Platonic and so much more!

The Wingery offers an eclectic selection of delicious chicken wings at Jln. Petitenget, Kerobokan, with a wide range of finger-licking sauces including the classic buffalo wings, lemon salt, BBQ chipotle and the aged chilli sauce. On top of the signature chicken wings, the restaurant also offers a wide range of all-time favourite bites such as the dry-aged burger, subway sandwich, classic Caesar salad, chicken wrap and more. It is an idyllic venue to sit back and relax with views of the rice fields from the backyard garden.

BONITO Fish Bar is an all-new seafood haven has in Umalas [Jln. Bumbak Dauh] , brought to us by Chef Maurizio Bombini, known for his success with MAURI restaurant, along with his co-founder Luigi Amorotti. This new venture shares the exquisite fish and seafood delicacies of their homeland of Puglia, Italy. This pescatarian venue is set over two floors, featuring stylish yet laidback indoor and al-fresco areas. BONITO Fish Bar is more casual than its predecessor, where diners can enjoy a range of creative, Italian-inspired seafood dishes prepared crudo (raw), pan-seared, roasted, deep fried and more, prepared by Executive Chef, Vittorio Negri. 80% of the fresh fish and seafood offered is sustainably caught from the outer regions of the Indonesian archipelago, including Bali, Lombok, Flores and Timor, with premium imported crustaceans. The venue also doubles as a fresh fish and seafood delicatessen, for those wanting to purchase freshly cut fillets and shellfish to cook at home. Recommended dishes include Bonito Bites, A 12-delicacy dish curated around the catch of the day; the Seafood Platter; and Bonito Rosetta. Open daily for lunch and dinne

FED by Made is a new restaurant in Seminyak. It is run by a group of young and passionate Bali-born restaurateurs, FED is a set-course restaurant. The group had their humble beginnings in Melbourne, Australia, whereby they would curate dinners at people’s homes. This evolved when they returned to Bali where they created pop-up events or collaborated with big names like Potato Head, Luigi’s and Mana Uluwatu, adapting menus and food cultures based on each venue. Their new space on Jalan Kunti 1, which opened in January 2022, now hosts their set-course dinner experience. Presenting modern, Melbourne-inspired cuisine, the set menu at FED changes every two weeks. This keeps the innovation and creativity of their kitchen constantly rolling, and means that returning patrons will always have something fresh to experience. Currently only open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, booking in advance required. Check their Instagram or Whatsapp to inquire about their latest set menu.

Burgreens, offers plant-based food, with all-natural plant-based meat and cheese,. Established to advocate a healthy and sustainable lifestyle through food, Nestled on Pantai Batu Mejan, Canggu with panoramic views of the rice fields, Burgreens is designed in a laidback alfresco dining venue. Boasting a concept of a “Plant-based Paradise”, Burgreens offers a wide range of dishes featuring Asian cuisines (Indonesian, Korean and Japanese), Western (Burgers, Steak, Pasta, Salad, Wraps) to Vegan Bobas and an array of gluten-free desserts. Signature dishes include a Vegan Rendang Platter, Mighty Mushroom Burger, Beefless Steak, Vegan Boba, and the Canggu exclusive menu, Balinese Nasi Campur, consisting of sate lilit, chick’n sambal matah, long beans plecing, stir-fried corn and beans, and balado tempeh tofu. It is ppen for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 9am – 9.30pm.

By Gerry Williams

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