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