Mediterranean soul, home-grown ingredients and craft cocktails with a kick - Embers is the new Ubud name you need to know
A splash of olive oil. A dash of sea salt. A sprig of rosemary. These simple but oh-so essential ingredients are the heart, soul and foundation of Embers – a delish new Mediterranean restaurant at the brand new Villas at Bisma Eight, where homegrown ingredients come together in a swirl of flavours.
Unlike anything else in Ubud, Embers is all about celebrating Mediterranean traditions in all aspects of the dining experience, from the craft of fine cooking (and the drool-worthy menus to boot), to the company of good people in a stunningly contemporary space, and the night’s sky dancing above.
And the kicker? The ingredients used in each sublimely-presented dish are freshly harvested and grown earth-to-table on the restaurant’s very own organic farm, paired with locally-sourced meat and seafood and a fabulous drinks list that pays tribute to the spirit and flavours of The Med.
You’ll love it because… Embers is a wood-fired homage to the brilliant, rustic flavours of the Mediterranean, where the chefs create bold dishes with simple, fresh ingredients. Think nostalgic yet contemporary dishes that are as comforting and rustic as they are light and daring…
You’ll want to try the… pan-seared sea bass for lunch, served with a tomato caper salsa and potato mousseline. For dinner, tuck into a juicy braised lamb shank with crispy eggplant, paprika, sumac garbanzo beans and asparagus – best paired with fresh oysters and hollandaise sauce to start, and a trio of cheeses to finish.
Come back for the… excellent selection of libations inspired by the herbs, spices and fruits that once passed through the Mediterranean. Using trusted and age-old techniques, the drinks menu is based around refined craft and techniques, sourcing from and using Bali’s terroir as inspiration. Try the Classicos with their hints of herbs, bark, root, and wood with higher proof spirits, or the Novellos, with their bright and bold flavours inspired by local fruits and floras.