Handmade pizzas and sundown-inspired cocktails are the new focus at Potato Head Beach Club’s sunset deck - a newly converted leafy, laid back neighbourhood pizza garden for your grazing pleasure!
With Bali’s roaring high season on the horizon, Potato Head Beach Club’s upper-level sunset deck has recently seen a summery transformation that combines luscious greenery with Neapolitan-style pizzas and punchy cocktails. Now that’s our kind of makeover.
This leafy pizza garden is all about back-to-basics fare, a sustainably-driven design and Italian-inspired cocktails. We’re talking traditional pies topped with distinctive local cheeses, high-quality Italian cured meats and the ripest Indonesian farm produce. There’s also sizable sharing salads, fire-roasted vegetables and Italian-inspired desserts, all served up in this intimate terrace space of small wooden tables and jungle-like foliage.
The man behind the wood fired oven is Puerto Rican pizza specialist Benny Rosario, and he has this to say about his scrummy creations:
“They’re Neapolitan-style pizzas, so very minimalist. Most of them don’t have more than three toppings. We’re using a classic, naturally leavened dough and our fresh tomato sauce is handmade from imported Pomodori Pelati tomatoes”
As for the cocktails, these are the fine work of Ibizan-born Tobias Blazquez, who oversees the beach club’s bar programmes. He’s a cocktail whizz and our new bar bestie:
“We all know that wine and beer go hand in hand with pizza, but we also wanted to offer a special cocktail menu. I did a bit of research and discovered that light, bitter, dry and sour flavour profiles pair best, like Italian aperitifs. Tangy daiquiris, such as our pineapple and liquorice versions, then complement the savoury earthy flavours of our meat-based pizzas.”
So what about the leafy, laid back design? That’s the impeccable eye and sustainable drive of Potato Head’s Creative Director, Daniel Mitchell:
“The idea was to create a kind of secret garden, a small, intimate space with lots of dense, jungle-like foliage. We used some recycled materials to build the bar, which was inspired by the shacks you see in rice fields in Bali, particularly with its corrugated iron roof. In contrast to the huge, open-air setting on the ground floor, the pizza garden is a very laid-back, cosy space – and also a good spot to watch the sunset with friends.”
You heard the man! Grab the squad, come hungry, and line up a few Seminyak sundowners. We’ll see you on the deck, Honeys!
Potato Head Beach Club, Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak, p. +62 361 473 7979