Stuff buying the turkey this year, you want to be on a plane to Bali and let some of the world’s finest chefs take care of your Christmas lunch and dinner. Here’s our roundup of where you want to be come the 25th December, pack the mistletoe and bikinis…
Go Low Key at Cuca
If splurging hundreds of dollars on Xmas dinners isn’t your cup of eggnog but you do have the palate of a king, then the best culinary compromise on the planner has to be the Chef’s Festive Menu at Cuca. There’s a whole bevy of new exclusive Cuca offerings on the table here including crusted baked scallops, a tribute to Shepherd’s Pie and Chicken Meatballs. All of this will sound a little ‘out there’ unless you know what Cuca is all about, if you don’t then you’re in for a treat.
Available from 15 December to 2 January $48++ per person. Call +62 361 708066 to book.
Go Gatsby at Double Six
Robert Marchetti’s The Plantation Grill and Sling Bar is channeling The Great Gatsby for a roaring 20’s themed extravaganza oceanside on 66 Beach. Conjure your inner Daisy Buchanan and don your glitziest gown this Christmas Eve as you sip Champagne and nibble on canapés at the dinner party. The merry-making, complete with live music and the party, roll on to Christmas Day, featuring a lavish set lunch of the finest dry aged meats and seafood, grilled to perfection in the restaurant’s custom-made wood-fire and coal grills and ovens. Points for originality here and you’ll also be celebrating the first Xmas of Plantation and Double Six Hotel so you can bet the bubbles will be flowing in style.
The Christmas Meal at Robert Marchetti The Plantation Grill is available at Rp.800k++ per person (includes Champagne, canapés and a set choice menu). The Champagne and canapé reception begins at 630pm on 24 December 2014 and at 1230pm on 25 December 2014. For reservations, e-mail [email protected] or call +62 (0)361 734 300.
Christmas Dinner at Mozaic
Because you really REALLY want the best Xmas Dinner on the island. So good they’re running it for three nights on the 24th, 25th and 26th. It’s a snip at $100 a head and there’s a wickedly priced Xmas lunch option at $65 if you’re in the mood for a four-course tour de force of classic Mozaic cuisine. Possibly the best Xmas present you could give yourself.
Bookings required. Call +62 361 473 5796 or email [email protected] to book.
FIRE it up at W Retreat & Spa Bali – Seminyak
Dive headlong into some killer dining at the hands of Chef Jack Yoss who originally launched Starfish Bloo and is making a return just in time to sign off 2014 in his own inimitable gastronomic style. There’s almost too much happening at W across their restaurants and bars so check out the W site for the full rundown, but our reservations are for the Christmas Eve set dinner menu at FIRE, and it’s a bargain at only $85++.
Call +62 361 3000106 to book.
Kids Xmas Menu at Ku De Ta
Ku De Ta, being the smarties that they are, have prepped a special Christmas Day kids menu just for the pint sized gourmands amongst us including roasted chicken and barramundi fillet, as well as fun twists on traditional dishes. There will be dessert choices, including fresh fruit or KDT’s signature mini magnum ice cream bars. Mums and Dads are catered to just as decadently. Still one of the best spots for a Bali Xmas sundowner come the 25th and Ku have the kids covered in style!
Reservations required. Call +62 361 736969 or email [email protected] to book.
Top image: Cuca