Around since 2000, one of the world's most popular beach clubs still sits in the prime spot facing the ocean and the sunset at Seminyak Beach. More than their legendary parties, the food is as much reason to stay as the sunsets. They've won The Wine Spectator “Award for Excellence” two years in a row and garnered high rankings at the Miele Guide. Check out their international dining outlet where you can wake up to homemade bread and ricotta and strawberry pancakes for breakfast or try roasted Balinese pork with sambal matah (like a Balinese salsa) sauce for dinner. Desserts include steamed brownies, homemade fruit sorbets, to old fashioned coconut cake. In recent years, Mejekawi was launched as an outlet for experimental dishes borne from Bali's best local produce. Choose between five and twelve-course tasting menus with dishes like fish and chips made with yellow fin tuna, smoked and grilled duck breast infused with hazelnut vinegar, to mangosteen sorbet with raw coconut nectar.
Save your stomach space for the last course. Room4Dessert is a chance to sample the best Balinese ingredients in the hands of Chef Will Goldfarb, named one of America's 10 Best Pastry Chefs who formerly worked for Spain's El Bulli, once lauded as the world's best restaurant. Dessert tasting menus include curious combinations like toasted gelato with frangipani and fresh mango or cocoa butter cake (made with our cacao butter!) with aloe vera and tamarind. Cocktails are talked about too, and can be paired with their appropriate desserts. Arriving on an empty stomach? Head to the adjoining L'Hort to precede your desserts with tapas in the garden.
Indonesian flavors mix with French flair as chef and founder Chris Salans takes his experience working in Paris' famed Cordon Bleu to showcase an obsessive passion in acquiring Bali's best ingredients. Choose from three tasting menus--a six to eight-course grand menu, a vegetarian-friendly set to ah... this sounds intriguing, a surprise menu, featuring the chef's freshest creations. Sample dishes include “Tasmanian Salmon Confit in Balinese Coconut Oil” to “Rice Husk Smoked Duck Breast and Chilled Foie Gras.” Their wines are continuously recognized by the Wine Spectator and Mozaic is listed as one of the “Great Tables of the World” by Traditions & Qualité.
When the people behind Alchemy decided that health was their calling, they sure approached it on an inspiringly holistic level. They run a farm, mini grocery, raw chocolaterie, salad and juice bar, clinic of healers, and offer retreat programs. For those averse to special diets, take comfort in consistent feedback that their servings are both delicious and nutritious. BBC Travel says, “their raw chocolates, pies and cakes are so rich and smooth, it is is hard to believe they are made without refined sugar, dairy or gluten.” They're also made using Big Tree Farms cacao products! Curious to try for yourself? Menu highlights include drinks made from sweet oranges from Bali's Kintamani region, their popular spinach mushroom quiche, sushi made with cauliflower rice and crispy veggies, as well as raw desserts like cashew coconut cheesecake. On the way out you can also pick up some Big Tree Farms cacao products from their in-house store!