Bali Food Diary – February 2021

Bali Food Diary - February 2021
You can't keep a good island down. This month Bali Food brings you news of fabulous new restaurant openings, new menus and killer cocktails.

Despite the large-scale social restrictions, Bali’s restaurant and bar scene keeps the hits coming and this February Balifood diary includes news that Sushimi is coming to Berawa; a new speakeasy plays Cloak and Dagger with killer cocktails; Milano Bar and Restaurant is bringing a taste of the stylish capital to Berawa; there’s a stylish new addition to Kuta Beach and an app that delivers quality wine to your door, read on for more.

Sushimi Berawa – Bali’s favourite sushi train rides into Canggu. 

The crowd roars, as finally the Canggu crew can get their Sushimi fix closer to home. Sushimi Berawa, a beautifully designed rendition of the Seminyak original, brings all their famous favourites to Jl Pantai Berawa (Canggu’s eat street), including hand-crafted sushi, sparkling fresh sashimi, poke bowls, their popular Sushi Fingers and more. Fast, fabulous and affordable, Sushimi Berawa will also offer the popular 20K promo nights, so everyone can have their sushi on tap. Choose from the sushi train or the a la carte menu, take away or get it delivered to your door. Contact them directly on WhatsApp or order on your favourite delivery app. Expect the doors to open this March.  Instagram: @sushimibali Address: Jalan Pantai Berawa (in front of Nude), Tibubeneng, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Sushimi in Berawa

Milano Restaurant and Bar – Berawa’s nod to the stylish Italian capital.

Bringing a taste of the stylish Italian capital to Bali, Milano Restaurant and Bar is Berawa’s newest addition, located just opposite Finn’s. With a stylish cocktail bar at the front and specialty craft cocktails designed by one of our favourite mixologists, Daniel Gerves. You may find a few familiar faces on the floor as many of the staff have 5-star backgrounds, including Executive Chef Wirya, formally part of the Alila Group. The menu is as stylish as the bar with a small but enticing list of Italian favourites, from mouth-watering pizza to risottos and a great selection of small plates that are perfectly matched with a stylish wine list. Check out their regular promos and savour a culinary journey to one of the world’s most delicious destinations.   Instagram: @milanocanggu Address: Jalan Pantai Berawa, Tibubeneng, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361

Locavore’s new menu makes for blissful rainy weekends. 

The ever creative team at Locavore have introduced their Rintik Rintik tasting menu to celebrate the wet season. The Indonesian phrase translates to drizzling, and no doubt we’re feeling the wet. As if we needed an excuse to head back to Locavore, the new menu is priced at Rp1,250,000++ and prepare to settle in as there are 16 incredible courses to savour and an option for vegetarians. The courses travel from light starters including crispy leaves, black rice blinis with smoked egg emulsion to scallop ceviche, grilled baby octopus and their signature tomato water, that has to be tasted to be believed. From there the locally-sourced menu steps it up with lamb, mud crab, fish of the day, fried veal brain with potato emulsion, a duck breast dish followed by house-made duck sausage and rolls right into two dessert courses, followed finally by local chocolates and cacao husk tea. Eating at Locavore is an investment, in time as well as the spectrum of flavours. Add a pairing menu from their creative cocktail list, that doesn’t include wine, at Rp595,000++ or order from their wine list. Open on Friday and Saturday only from 6pm. Reservations required: Address: Jalan Dewisita No.10, Banjar Padang, Tegal, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571
Locavore in Ubud. Credit: Food and Feast.

Cloak & Dagger – Speakeasy within a speakeasy, who would have thought?

A speakeasy within a speakeasy, who would have thought? This new addition to Midnight Brigade group which manages 40 Thieves and El Nacional is definitely up to something more elevated for the cocktail connoisseurs. Cloak and Dagger have created a menu inspired by the most infamous serial killers throughout history. Think house-fermentations and home-made shrubs (concentrated flavoured syrups for the uninitiated), which give their house cocktails more layers and complexity beyond the usual flavour profiles. Despite the complex and labour-heavy process in creating the cocktails, Shah Dillon, the head honcho of Cloak & Dagger, keeps the presentation as simple as possible, aligned to their philosophy of more flavours, less bullshit aesthetics. This speakeasy has been created for those with an acquired taste in cocktails. The intimate space of Cloak & Dagger allows only 15-17 people maximum capacity, and with the experienced bartenders dressed as CSI lab examiners, get ready for a twisted, customer-focused drinking experience that requires a little sleuthing to find. No password required to enter, an appointment booked in advance is mandatory. For address and appointments: @cloakanddagger.bali
One of the corners at Cloak and Dagger

Street 32 at Mamaka by Ovolo – Upping the style stakes in Kuta Beach

Down there on the strip things have been quiet, and then a new hotel opens. Mamaka by Ovolo is a stylish beachfront hotel that celebrates the lifestyle Kuta was once famous for. Created for social surfers and food lovers, for stylish travellers and beach lovers, the on site restaurant Street 32 is making waves for all the right reasons. With Executive Chef Nicholas Phillip surfing the menu you can expect bright and flavourful pan-Asian dishes, local mixologist Raviella Angela mixing up a smart mix of libations and views across the beach, Mamaka by Ovolo and Street 32 are absolutely what we needed to revive ailing spirits down on Kuta Beach. Check out their specials right now as the menu smashes all pre-conceived notions of the Kuta normal. Check out their special rates and enjoy a mini holiday.  For reservations: WhatsApp: +62 821 4792 3292 Address: Jalan Pantai Kuta No.32, Legian, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Street 32 at Mamaka by Ovolo in Kuta

GO Drinks – Quality wine delivery at best

Recently launched in Bali by the team behind The Tasting Room, GO DRINKS calls on their world-wide network to source great wine at the best prices. GO DRINKS promise is to deliver formerly difficult to find labels at competitive prices, opening up a world of wines for local consumption. Choose from a great selection of wine from Chile, French, Argentina, Italy, and Spain. Delivery time takes 1 hour maximum and it’s free! The app is available to download in Google Play Store and Apple Apps Store for easy access, or buy directly from their website Operating Hours: 10am – 9pm daily GO Drinks on Apple Apps Store: click here. GO Drinks on Google Play Store: click here.

Cafe Del Mar Bali – Now open for breakfast, with a view

Earlier closing means we need to get up earlier to make the most of our days. With this in mind, Café Del Mar, the Ibiza-inspired beachfront club, is opening from 8 am to serve up a breakfast menu that will inspire you to stay all day. Along with a delicious menu, from super-charged healthy bowls to indulgent pancakes, there’s a healthy dose of Vitamin Sea and Vitamin D free of charge. Top up with a sunbed around the pool and enjoy the beautiful views, the iconic tunes and free entry. Early birds will love this. Whatsapp: (+62) 811 3811 8181 Email: Address: Jl. Subak Sari, Canggu, Tibubeneng, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361

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