the in­ter­nA­tionAl Ital­ian in Bali

Din­ers in Bali don't have to go far across the world to have a taste of famed chef Jamie Oliver's Ital­ian cre­ations.

Exquisite Taste - - Gourmet | Bali - By Runi In­drani

In 2008, world-renowned celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, along with his Ital­ian men­tor, Gen­naro Con­taldo, launched Jamie's first Ital­ian restau­rant in Ox­ford, Eng­land. Now, al­most a decade later, 65 out­lets of the brand can be found through­out the world, in­clud­ing in the trop­i­cal is­land of Bali.

Jamie's Ital­ian Kuta Beach is lo­cated on the pop­u­lar corner of Pan­tai Kuta strip, just a short stroll away from the beach and right in the thick of Kuta's vi­brant scene. The ca­sual restau­rant has a homely – yet stylish – am­bi­ence to it, a per­fect din­ing des­ti­na­tion for a day or night out with the fam­ily, friends or loved ones. Choose from the in­door area – ground floor and up­stairs – where you can un­wind in an air-con­di­tioned room, or the out­door area where you can en­joy the neigh­bour­hood's dy­namic.

Mak­ing the most of the pre­mium com­bi­na­tion of im­ported and lo­cal in­gre­di­ents, Jamie's Ital­ian serves Ital­ian fare in­spired by au­then­tic recipes and en­hanced with the Jamie Oliver twist. In the pi­lot seat of Jamie's Ital­ian Kuta Beach kitchen is Head Chef Scott Solomon, who was pre­vi­ously part of the Jamie's Ital­ian team in Glas­gow and has spent years hon­ing his skills un­der Jamie's and Gen­naro's wings. Ea­ger to bring the spe­cial “Jamie din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence and ethos” to Bali, Scott stresses that the team works to­gether with lo­cal farm­ers to source the best and most sus­tain­able in­gre­di­ents.

Ear­lier in June, the restau­rant launched its lat­est menu, which also caters to veg­e­tar­i­ans, ve­g­ans and other palates. In ad­di­tion, Jamie's Ital­ian Kuta Beach of­fers

gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free and more, mak­ing it a friendly op­tion for din­ers that are prone to al­ler­gies. One thing is for sure, the restau­rant doesn't com­pro­mise when it comes to qual­ity and the taste.

The baked chest­nut mush­rooms with crispy mu­sic bread, smoked moz­zarella and thyme, and the br­uschetta topped with crispy sa­lumi, whipped buf­falo ri­cotta, tasty herbs and aged bal­samic are sim­ply de­li­cious to tickle your palate's fancy for a starter. The hearty Ital­ian mains come in the form of herby Aus­tralian lamb steak char-grilled on the bone with roasted pep­pers, bal­samic onions and salsa verde. On the pasta front, the sim­ple baked lasagne with wagyu beef ragù is def­i­nitely a must-try.

The new and im­proved menu doesn't stop at the food se­lec­tion, as Jamie's Ital­ian

Kuta Beach also of­fers an ar­ray of Ital­ian­in­spired cock­tails and re­fresh­ing mock­tails. The Cam­pari Spritz – a con­coc­tion of Cam­pari, soda and Prosecco – is a quench­ing so­lu­tion to beat Bali's heat, mean­while the green ap­ple mar­tini – vodka, pas­sion fruit puree, syrup and ap­ple juice – will make an in­dul­gent dessert cock­tail to give a sweet end­ing to your din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence at Jamie's Ital­ian.


Herby lamb steak


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