Exquisite Taste - - Grapevine - By Jessica C.

An ex­tra­or­di­nary moon­light din­ner at the Cloud Nine ter­race by The St. Regis Bali Re­sort and The La­guna Re­sort & Spa re­cently raised over USD20,000 for the UNICEF Check Out For Chil­dren pro­gram.

On 15th Oc­to­ber, a char­ity event was held to help raise funds for the world's most vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren in part­ner­ship with UNICEF. Pre­sent­ing six chefs; Agung Ar­diawan of The St. Regis Bali Re­sort, Made Pu­tra of The La­guna Re­sort &

Spa, Farah Quinn, Kevin Cherkas of Cuca Jim­baran, Mau­r­izio Bom­bini of Man­dapa, a Ritz-Carl­ton Re­serve and Mandif Warokka of Teatro Gas­troteque, the event started with a press con­fer­ence held at the As­tor Ball­room at The St. Regis Bali Re­sort, where the chefs shared their in­sights and ex­cite­ment at be­ing in­volved in such a won­der­ful event in sup­port of this good cause. The Ex­tra­or­di­nary Moon­light Din­ner started with a pre-din­ner cock­tail over­look­ing the beau­ti­ful beach of The St. Regis Bali Re­sort. The six-course din­ner be­gan with an amuse-bouche of cured sal­mon by Chef Made Pu­tra made of tamarind pearl, salty lime, ke­mangi sher­bet and be­go­nia petals. Chef Farah Quinn pre­sented grilled tiger prawns on tomato, beef cheek, carpac­cio, caram­bola-shal­lot relish, shaved bonito and mi­cro co­rian­der. Chef Mau­r­izio Bom­bini pre­sented poached bar­ra­mundi fil­let with Jerusalem ar­ti­choke, kaf­fir lime and an­chovy pow­der. The feast con­tin­ued with Chef Kevin Cherkas' sig­na­ture dish of black squid risotto of hand-cut squid grains, veg­etable stew, gar­lic cream and popped rice. While Chef Mandif Warokka pre­sented 21-day wagyu prime ribs with smoked green chili sam­bal, braised young jack­fruit and cas­sava mous­se­line. The din­ner con­cluded with a sweet dessert of Ji­vara milk choco­late tart by Chef Agung Ar­diawan from ex­otic cre­meux, licorice meringue and pas­sion fruit sor­bet.

The pro­ceeds will go to­wards pro­vid­ing clean drink­ing wa­ter and proper san­i­ta­tion fa­cil­i­ties to chil­dren and fam­i­lies across Asia and the Pa­cific.

Mandif Warokka, Mau­r­izio Bom­bini, Farah Quinn, Made Pu­tra, Kevin Cherkas and Agung Ar­diawan

Este­ban Fer­nan­dez-Martin, Louise New­sham and Char­lie Hartono Lie of UNICEF In­done­sia

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