The Ubud Food Festival was a roaring success last year, with people flocking from all over the world to experience all things culinary in beautiful Bali. And it returns this year with high-energy live cooking demo’s, competitions, fine dining experiences created by award-winning chefs, in-depth culinary conversations, workshops, food tours, markets and so much more. Where do we sign up?!
Bali’s food scene is nothing short of incredible, with new restaurants popping up every day all over the island, innovative and modern menus and spaces with beautiful and stylish architecture and interiors. For a foodie, it is paradise. The Ubud Food Festival is a three-day culinary adventure that will showcase Indonesia’s diverse cuisine, innovative chefs and extraordinary local produce. With ‘Go Local’ as the theme, you will get to experience some impeccably thought out dishes, using fresh, local produce, all using Indonesia’s rich and diverse heritage.
A few things we will definitely be checking out has to be the junior chef carving competition [sign up your budding chefs now!], the head to head competition between Indonesian chefs making some authentic classics, like bebek, and of course the pastry masterclass with Potato Head Beach Club Bali’s chef Dedy Sutan, using Indonesia’s own Pipiltin Cocoa [who wouldn’t want to learn how to make their own chocolate at home!] And we’ll be watching these whilst munching on wood-fired suckling pig, or maybe a seafood feast. That’s our weekend sorted then!
And not only all of that but the festival now has a night market, Pasar Senggol, which features live music providing the perfect ambiance to relax in the evening, plus special foodie films to entertain you. And if that wasn’t enough there will also be a yoga schedule – it is located in Ubud after all! Burn off all those calories with some good ol’ stretching.
Just a few famous [in the culinary world!] names to look out for include Margarita Fores, 2016’s winner of ‘Asia’s Best Female Chef’ in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards, Bart Van Olphen, YouTube sensation and fish-sustainability champion, Sisca Soewitomo, the ‘ibu’ (mother) of Indonesian cuisine and much-loved TV chef, Mandif Warokka, Indonesia’s first Michelin-star chef, and so many more, including food journalists, food diplomats, award-winning cocktail gurus and some of the island’s best chefs.
So if you want to experience a journey across one of the most diverse culinary landscapes in the world, buy your tickets today and don’t miss out!
Ubud Food Festival 2016 will take place on Friday 27th – Sunday 29th May.
For more information, the weekend’s full schedule and to purchase tickets visit Ubud Food Festival.