Commencing on the 4th November 2019, the luxury beachfront resort’s signature Indonesian restaurant, Bejana, sets the scene for a series of exciting events showcasing the spices and the specialities of Indonesia. The highly-anticipated food festival will feature famous food writer, author and chef, Petty Elliot, named as one of ‘Indonesia’s Leading Women’ in Peak Magazine 2015. Petty’s first book Papaya Flower focuses on the cuisine of her native north Sulawesi, she is also the author of Jakarta Bites, and a popular guest chef and renowned consultant for leading hotels across Bali and Jakarta.
Petty will be collaborating with the resort’s Executive Chef Raymond Siek, and his talented team at Bejana, with highlights including bespoke a la carte dinners, themed buffets, exclusive luncheon with “Spice Tour” to the Chef’s Garden, wine dinner and cooking class. Each week of the month will focus on a different region as follows: Sumatra 4-10 November, Java 11-17 November, Bali 18-25 November and Sulawesi from 25 November-1 December.
Guests will be treated to tantalizing flavours from across the archipelago, showcased in inspired dishes such as a Sumatran Mie Goreng Aceh – delicious Aceh-style fried noodles with green lobster, red sambal and condiments, Java’s famous Sup Buntut – aromatic oxtail soup infused with nutmeg, cinnamon, star anise, and serabi pandan, sos gula merah – a delicate pancake with pine skewer leaf and red sugar sauce. Balinese specialities will include fragrant Ayam Betutu – half-steamed and roasted chicken in rich turmeric paste, and Pepes Ikan – baked snapper fillet with fresh shallot sambal matah, as well as Ayam Rica Rica – a perfectly fresh chicken stewed, potato and lemon basil.
Bejana with its lofty views of the Indian Ocean from high on the cliff tops of Nusa Dua makes an ideal setting for this innovative food festival presented by The Ritz-Carlton, Bali. The widely-acclaimed restaurant’s most recent accolade was the ‘Luxurious Scenic Setting’ award at the prestigious World Luxury Restaurant Awards in July 2019.