Seminyak just wel­comed two Cal­i­for­nian ad­di­tions to its ‘hood. Say yes to a 1950s Palm Spring in­spired road trip at Pon­tiac Star­dust. Led by Beck­aly Franks, the 82-seat pro­gres­sive cock­tail bar is filled with Mid-cen­tury mod­ern fur­ni­ture and groovy sound­tracks. Cock­tail sor­cery comes in the form of a White Limo (Rp120,000) – a con­coc­tion of pan­dan vodka, Luxardo Bianco, ba­nana, lemon, orange bit­ters, chilli salt and pep­per.

Head next door to re­fuel at

Flat Stanley. Chef Matt White serves a mean hand-pulled sour­dough Pep­pered Salami and Truf­fle Pizza (Rp125,000). The shar­ing plates menu in­cludes a hearty range of meats and grilled seafood en­joyed in a cosy Cal­i­for­nia-cool-meets-retrocu­rios set­ting. Both venues open from Tues­day to Sun­day. Jl. Ta­man Gane­sha No.9, Petitenget, Seminyak. Tel: +62 361 9346016/ 4471192

Perched on top of Wos River Val­ley, the Jun­gle Fish Restau­rant is known for cham­pi­oning lo­cal pro­duce and sus­tain­able prac­tices. Its new menu is crafted by two dy­namic guest chefs from Odense, Den­mark, Mads Nielsen and Ni­co­lai Stage, who bring their deft Dan­ish touch and re­spect for In­done­sian in­gre­di­ents to the ta­ble. High­lights in­clude a hearty Roasted Quail (Rp190,000) to a ve­g­an­friendly Baked Egg­plant with Leek Sabayon (Rp90,000). En­joy them at the ro­man­tic joglo wooden house. It’s al fresco din­ing in the jun­gle at its best. Cha­pung Se­bali, Jl. Raya Se­bali, Ke­liki, Ubud. Tel: +62 361 8989102 Nes­tled on the im­mac­u­late gar­den of St. Regis Bali Re­sort, the op­u­lent Du­lang restau­rant re­cently launched an im­mer­sive Authen­tic Ba­li­nese Din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. Start with a re­fresh­ing Loloh Cem­cem as a wel­come drink. As you en­joy the sooth­ing sound of rindik bam­boo mu­sic, wash your hands in a cleans­ing rit­ual. Then snack on spicy sam­bal and crispy crack­ers while you en­joy a dance per­for­mance by Ba­li­nese artistes. The feast of­fi­cially starts with a mouth-wa­ter­ing ar­ray of Ba­li­nese dishes served on a du­lang tray, in­clud­ing Satay Lilit and Ayam Pe­lalah. End the evening with Pan­dan Crepe Roll and a lux­u­ri­ous sip of Kopi Luwak. Rp880,000/per­son. Kawasan Pari­wisata Nusa Dua Lot S6, Nusa Dua. Tel: +62 361 3006782 Well­ness takes cen­tre stage at Anan­tara Uluwatu

Bali Re­sort from 15 Au­gust to 15 Septem­ber. Dr. So­hal Shah, a natur­opath, will take up res­i­dency at the clifftop lux­ury re­sort. An ex­pert in herbal reme­dies, Chi­nese cup­ping and yoga re­lax­ation tech­niques, Dr. Shah has cre­ated a range of natur­o­pathic pro­grammes to treat ail­ments such as mi­graines and in­som­nia. After a pri­vate con­sul­ta­tion, Dr. Shah will sug­gest a suit­able treat­ment for your needs which may in­clude acupunc­ture, a Cus­tomised Pain and Ten­sion Re­lief Ther­apy, a Yogic In­testi­nal Cleanse, or a guided 45-minute Sleep Med­i­ta­tion (Rp1,500,000) treat­ment. Jl. Pe­mu­tih – Labuan Sait, Uluwatu. Tel: +62 361 8957555

For a quaint sea­side es­cape in Lom­bok, the re­cently re­vamped Su­damala Suites & Vil­las, Seng­gigi is the per­fect ad­dress. Lo­cated on a tran­quil bay with full ac­cess to pic­turesque sun­sets, the bou­tique re­sort of­fers 28 spa­cious suites and 7 lux­u­ri­ous vil­las, each with a pri­vate swim­ming pool. Each suite and villa is fur­nished with hand-crafted fur­ni­ture and Lom­bok-in­spired art­works and tex­tiles. Re­lax in your pri­vate ve­randa, ask the chef to ar­range a ro­man­tic din­ner on the beach, dive in Lom­bok’s stun­ning co­ral gar­den or pam­per your­self at the Mango Tree Spa. Start­ing rate for Lingsar Gar­den View Suite is Rp3,000,000/night. Jl. Raya Mangsit, Seng­gigi, Lom­bok.

Tel: +62 370 693111 The uber-chic Ho­tel In­digo Bali Seminyak Beach now of­fers the Restau­rant Hop, a foue-course din­ner spread across its three restau­rants and bars. Avail­able at Rp1,200,000 for two per­sons, the feast be­gins at the beach­side Su­garsand with snacks, cock­tail and the first course, Tuna Nikkei Ce­viche. Sip on a G&T Cu­cum­ber Shisho be­fore mov­ing on to the Tree Bar for the sec­ond course and more bites which are paired with a Bali­in­spired Loloh Gim­let. The last stop takes place at the hid­den in­ti­mate din­ing room of Sa­lon Bali for a fresh catch of the day or the sig­na­ture Beef Short Rib with cock­tail pair­ing and dessert. The Restau­rant Hop is also avail­able without al­co­hol pair­ing. Jl. Cam­plung Tan­duk No.10, Seminyak. Tel: +62 361 2099999 di Mare Restau­rant and Lounge now of­fers a five-course Chef Ta­ble Ex­pe­ri­ence at its pri­vate din­ing room. Hosted by Karma Kan­dara’s ex­ec­u­tive chef Joseph An­ton­ishek, the menu is tai­lored ac­cord­ing to guests’ pref­er­ences. Ex­pect freshly caught fish as well as other lo­cally sourced pro­duce in dishes such as Sum­bawa Oys­ter, Plaga Toma­toes. The Ja­vanese Pi­geon is paired with cre­ative tex­tures of corn, sour cream, curry leaves, rosella, and tamar­illo jus. Rp850,000 per per­son. Avail­able for four to eight per­sons with a 24-hour ad­vance no­tice. Jl. Villa Kan­dara, Ban­jar Wi­jaya Kusuma, Un­gasan.

Tel: +62 361 8482200

The Apurva Kempin­ski Bali’s Sun­day Brunch­ca­tion at Pala Restau­rant is a three-hour af­fair. It gives you plenty of time to graze on crack­ling Ba­li­nese Suck­ling Pig, grilled lob­sters, French’s Salmon Couli­b­iac, freshly shucked oys­ters, as­sorted sushi and sashimi, as well as a ded­i­cated dessert ta­ble fea­tur­ing pas­tries, cakes and house­made ice creams. Spend the en­tire af­ter­noon at the lux­ury re­sort after feast­ing; brunch guests are wel­comed to use the 60-me­tre in­fin­ity pool and ocean-view fit­ness cen­tre, or re­lax and make the most of the 20 per­cent dis­count at The Apurva Spa, and end the evening at the Pala Rooftop Bar. Brunch starts at Rp750,000/per­son in­clud­ing non-al­co­hol bev­er­ages. Jl. Raya Nusa Dua Se­la­tan, Benoa, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabu­paten Badung. Tel: +62 361 2092288 True to its sup­port of lo­cal pro­duce and pas­sion for the re­gional cuisines of In­done­sia, all-day diner PASOLA Jakarta has launched a spe­cial trib­ute to Manadonese cui­sine. Savour clas­sics such as Tuna Gohu (Rp140,000) and Bar­ra­mundi Dabu Dabu (Rp190,000), which are crafted by head chef Rizky April­iana. Whether you are hav­ing a quick lunch or din­ner, end the meal with ice cream made from lo­cal fruits like tamar­illo and av­o­cado. The Ritz-carl­ton Jakarta, Pa­cific Place, Sudirman Cen­tral Busi­ness Dis­trict, Jl. Jen­deral Sudirman Kav. 52 – 53, Jakarta. Tel: + 62 21 2550 1888 In­dian cui­sine en­thu­si­asts should save a seat at La Moda be­tween 20 and 24 Au­gust. Guest chef Amnin­der Sandhu will pre­pare a three­course set menu (Rp588,000) fea­tur­ing her sig­na­ture slow-cooked, tra­di­tional In­dian dishes. Born to a North In­dian Sikh fam­ily, Sandhu who ap­peared in Net­flix’s The Fi­nal Ta­ble, helms Arth, the first gas-free, slow-cook­ing over wood fire and char­coal restau­rant in Mum­bai. The award­win­ning chef is pas­sion­ate about for­got­ten In­dian home-cooked dishes such as Deamoli. The smoked mut­ton in bam­boo served with fra­grant turmeric leaf wrapped jas­mine rice will be one of the dishes avail­able dur­ing her guest stint,

Plaza In­done­sia 1st floor, Jl. M.H. Tham­rin No. 28-30, Jakarta. Tel: +62 21 29924217

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