di Mare is one of the most spectacularly situated restaurants in Bali – a futuristic elliptical pavilion of steel and pre-tensile fabric perched on the edge of a rocky crag high above the surf of the Indian Ocean. Located on a peninsula on the island’s southernmost reaches and with an infinity pool embracing the horizon, di Mare has a triple-A location and a menu to make you weep. di Mare means Of The Sea in Italian and that says it all.
With a series of serious awards tucked under its pristine white chef ’s hat, the food at di Mare is inspired by its enviable aquatic location. With Asia-Pacific nuances devised into the delicate dishes, the flavours deliver a dramatic sense of occasion to match the view. Enticingly an excellent wine list, with some rare vintages, supports this all-encompassing sensualist affair.
For special occasions ensconse yourself in Veritas, seated at the central table, surrounded by vintages and overlooking the sea. Foodies the world over have zoned in on this exceptional dining destination making di Mare a sought out spot for fabulous moonlight dining.
The combined talent tucked into this kitchen is enviable. The vast experience is mirrored in the menu that changes with the trade winds. Asian and European flavours abound in a world-class menu that zeros in on the finest fish and exquisite meats plus seasonally driven produce combined with premium imports from across the globe. Every skill is brought to bear on all sitting and the breakfast menu is outstanding. Serious gourmets should make a point of visiting this exquisite place for their morning meal.
Lunch and dinner creations are ocean inspired fine dining, which is classically prepared traditional Mediterranean-style food with an inspired Pan-Asian spin. With culinary flair by the truckload and dedication to delight, the team works hard and succeeds at ensuring a dining experience that trips the emotions. From oysters with classic mignonette and cucumber-lemon vinegar or truffle linguini for lunch, to Karma’s bistro menu with a selection of healthy to hearty gourmet sandwiches to be appreciated while luxuriating by di Mare’s gorgeous infinity edge pool.
As dusk falls and the glow of the moon refracts on the glass-like pool it’s time to dine. Perhaps the lobster ravioli and twice cooked veal tenderloin are for you. Maybe the Moroccan-spiced Ahi tuna to satisfy a most Moorish craving.
Feed the inner carnivore on premium cuts of flawlessly aged beef, cooked to perfection and paired with one of about 3,000 wines from old world and new, which are stocked in di Mare’s unique climate controlled wine room. And after your meal, di Mare’s experts
explore astonishing avenues to create desserts that will see you happily float away to your happy place.
The essential guide to di mare
There is more than meets the eye at di Mare, which is part of the fabulous Karma Kandara Resort. With a beautiful infitinity pool that is bathed in sunshine by day, and reflects moonbeams at night, this is an ideal destination for a special occasion. Lead up to your big night out with an afternoon swim at the beach club and a luxurious session in the spa so that you will be glowing and gorgeous for a special night of wining and dining under the moonlight.