Tasty Weekend Treats

September 21, 2016 Life on the Island

It’s amazing how weekend brunches have become a part of the island’s culture. In fact, even for quite a number of Bali residents, you’re committing a faux pas if you never go to one. And so to help you decide on where to go to treat yourself to amazing weekend munchies, here’s a list of some of Bali’s best brunches.


JAPANESE BENKAY

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A wide range of authentic Japanese cuisine continues to be served at Benkay Japanese Restaurant every Sunday. This impressive and pioneering Sunday brunch is the perfect culinary experience to enjoy with family, friends or even business associates in a contemporary ambience overlooking the stunning Indian Ocean. Japanese specialties such as sushi, sashimi, tempura, udon and other favourites are available from an extensive buffet.

Presiding over the kitchen at Benkay is talented Japanese chef, Goda Katsumi, who has created a sophisticated menu of flavoursome cuisine. The restaurant also features a teppanyaki counter, nabemono, shabu-shabu and yakiniku tables. In addition, there are five private dining rooms showcasing an exquisite collection of Japanese art.

Benkay at Grand Nikko Bali
A : Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Nusa Dua
T : +62 361 77 33 77
W : www.grandnikkobali.com


BALINESE PEPPERS

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The culinary team of Peppers Seminyak’s The Laneway restaurant has elevated the Seminyak’s Saturday lunch scene into a memorable cultural experience. If you’ve been craving the distinct aromatic flavours of Balinese cuisine, then restaurant invites you to an all new, authentic Balinese Brunch with family and friends. Every Saturday from 12 to 5 pm, you can indulge your palate with beloved island specialties, such as Babi Guling (roasted suckling pig), Sate Lilit, Bebek Betutu (Balinese stuffed roasted duck), Tum Ikan (steamed fish wrapped in banana leaf) accompanied with various Balinese green dishes, just as how it’s served in Balinese homes.

To complete the experience, The Laneway’s inspired bartenders have risen to the occasion with a collection of Balinese cocktails to ensure your thorough immersion with the island’s tastes and smells. Klungah Jembrana is a cocktail you sip right out a fresh young coconut, and the sweet toothed will be spoiled by a selection of decadent Balinese deserts. Set by the pool, or inside the cool dining area, The Laneway is ready to cater to your Balinese cuisine appetite within a carefree ambience.

The Laneway at Peppers Seminyak
A : Jalan Pura Telaga Waja Petitenget, Seminyak
T : +62 361 730 333
W : www.peppersseminyak.com


CHAMPAGNE KAYUPUTI

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Known as the Astor Diamond Champagne Brunch, the exceptional Sunday brunch at The St. Regis Bali Resort’s signature restaurant, Kayuputi is a classic weekend affair that brings high society into a new realm. The offerings showcase the finest Asian inspired haute cuisine, in a style that is unprecedented both in opulence and exclusivity.

You can indulge in your favourite aperitif that also features champagne as well as the resort’s signature Bloody Mary, and an assortment of hand crafted canapés. Kayuputi is a Wine Spectator Award winning speciality fine beachfront dining restaurant that offers a brilliant dining experience – premium Asian-influenced haute cuisine with a stellar wine list in a priceless setting of intimate ambience and magnificent views of the ocean.

Kayuputi at The St. Regis Bali Resort
A : Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua Lot S6, Nusa Dua
T : +62 361 300 6786
W : www.stregisbali.com


INDONESIAN MEJA

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You can have a pleasure of trying an array of dishes that burst with exotic flavours from all over the Indonesian archipelago on Sundays at Meja Kitchen & Bar. The Sunday buffet offers everything starting from salads, soups, traditional meals like pepes ikan laut, ayam klunkung, babi guling, mie goreng seafood, sate and much more! The dessert section will surprise you with a variety of delicious classic sweets that you might have forgotten.

Meja Kitchen & Bar opens doors with a brand new concept. The new concept, “Back to the Roots”, focuses on Indonesian cuisine at its best. Here you’ll find traditional recipes empowered by modern touch and aesthetics of the restaurant’s young chef Anthonius Bramudha from East Java. The regional food from across the Indonesian archipelago will be available for you under one roof.

Meja Kitchen & Bar
A : Jalan Kayu Aya No.68, Seminyak
T : +62 361 846 6996
W : www.mejabali.com


FAMILY FUN PREGO

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After three years of putting the fun back into weekend dining, The Westin Resort Nusa Dua is changing things up at its themed Italian restaurant. The popular Prego Family Brunch is now better than ever before with a new name and fresh concept. FunDay Family Brunch every Sunday is all about more great food, lively gimmicks and entertainment for everyone to enjoy. Instead of just A regular ‘all you can eat’ buffet, Prego presents a semi a la carte menu where selected dishes are prepared to order at an open-plan kitchen.

From antipasti and salads to roasted meats, pasta, pizza and regional specialties; this one-of-a-kind brunch satisfies all appetites. Italian Chef de Cuisine, Alessandro Molini, is on hand every Sunday to oversee authenticity. Prego also has a dedicated dessert station serving up an assortment of sweet treats including cakes, crepes, homemade gelato and even cotton candy. There are lots of activities to keep the little ones entertained for hours with a special outdoor play area and games supervised by the experienced team from Westin Family kids club. Pipo the Squirrel also pops in for photo opportunities while our resident magician roams around performing clever tricks.

Prego at Westin Resort Nusa Dua
A : Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua, BTDC Lot N3, Nusa Dua
T : +62 361 771 906
W : www.westinnusaduabali.com


ITALIAN DOUBLE-SIX

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Double-Six Luxury Hotel Seminyak has just recently launched its Sunday Italian Family Feast Lunch served at the hotel’s Seminyak Italian Food. Lovers of superb Italian cuisine can immerse themselves in a sumptuous menu with a mouth-watering array of Italian specialties. Savour everything, dish after dish, that will be served directly to you on the table from Seminyak’s best lasagna to your favourite protein served with creamy mash and choices of fresh salads. No Italian feast would be complete without dessert, and you will have everything on your table with delights such as Italian chocolate donuts, gelato and the ‘Kick Ass Trifle’. To complete the experience, you should also have the restaurant’s intriguing Sangria Sundays.

A sophisticated venture in the Double-Six Luxury Hotel, Seminyak Italian Food thumbs its nose at run-of-the-mill local Italian joints. With its smart, elegant looks, menu of simple yet accomplished dishes, and carefully chosen cellar, it could give the neighbouring restaurants a run for their money. The Sunday Italian Family Feast Lunch commences every first Sunday of each month from 1-4pm.

Seminyak Italian Food at Double-Six Luxury Hotel
A : Double Six Beach No. 66, Seminyak
T : +62 361 7304 66,
W : www.double-six.com

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