Monday, April 27, 2015

AZURE BAR & KIOSK Conrad Bali


 PRIVATE CABANA

 AZURE PRIME BEEF BURGER
CHEDDAR CHEESE, BREADED ONION, BBQ RELISH, RAISIN SLAW, PICKLED CUCUMBER, LETTUCE, TOMATO

 BALINESE BENTO LUNCH
SATE LILIT, LAWAR, GADO GADO ROLL, STEAMED RICE, KUE LAPIS

 THE CLUB
GRILLED CHICKEN, CHEDDAR, FRIED EGG, BACON, TOMATO, MAYONNAISE, ICEBERG

 MARGARITA & LONG ISLAND ICE TEA


Poolside and beachfront dining is always one of the perks when on vacation, and Azure at Conrad Bali offers the perfect space to fully enjoy the experience. The kitchen serves up Indonesian favourites, juicy burgers, classic sandwiches, and a kids menu for the little ones. We loved that you could choose to dine on your comfortable sun lounger or in a luxurious cabana and enjoy a long relaxing lunch. We recommend the fragrant Balinese Bento Box with Sate Lilit, Lawar, Gado Gado Roll, Steamed Rice and Kue Lapis, and their juicy, made to order Azure Prime Beef Burger with cheddar cheese, breaded onion, bbq relish, raisin slaw, pickled cucumber, lettuce and tomato. Don't forget to add a couple of cocktails to complete the experience. Definitely one of our favourite ways to spend a long afternoon at Conrad Bali.





Azure, Conrad Bali, Jalan Pratama 168, Tj. Benoa, Bali 80363
+62 361 778788


Sunday, April 26, 2015

DOUBLE-SIX ROOFTOP Seminyak Bali


 DOUBLE-SIX ROOFTOP

 GREEN ISLAND ICE TEA
CHILLED JAPANESE GREEN TEA FLOATING ON A BED OF GIN, VODKA, LIME, WHITE RUM, COINTREAU & MIDORI

 PAK SIRSAK MARGARITA
HORNITTOS REPOSADO TEQUILA, COINTREAU, HOUSE MADE SIRSAK SORBET & FRESH LIME, SHAKEN OVER ICE AND FINISHED WITH A SWEET AND SOUR SOP FOAM

ROSSALITA
KETEL ONE CITRON AND COINTREAU SHAKEN WITH HOUSE BREWED ROSELLA TEA, PEYCHARDS BITTERS, CASTER SUGAR AND FRESH LIME. FINISHED WITH AN ORANGE ZEST.

 KUMBACHA
RED GRAPE INFUSED FERMENTED TEA MARRIED WITH HAVANA CLUB 3 ANOS AND GINGER MASSENEZ. SWEET HEART OF ORANGE MARMALADE PRESS OF BLACKBERRY FRUIT & MANGO PUREE


Double-Six Rooftop, arguably the hottest spot in town to enjoy Bali's famous sunset, is a must visit bar each time we arrive on the island. We love the spacious, palm tree adorned decor, and sunken, water surrounded pods ideal for enjoying their spectacular view. The extensive list of cocktails is full of mouthwatering, fruity delights perfect for enjoying with friends. We highly recommend the sweet and sour Pak Sirsak Margarita using Hornittos Reposada Tequila, cointreau, house made Sirsak sorbet and fresh lime shaken over ice and finished with a sweet and sour sop foam, and the tasty Kumbacha cocktail, using red grape infused fermented tea married with Havana Club 3 anos and Ginger Massenez. Don't forget to come late night if you are looking for a party or to check out their amazing DJ line ups. A great spot for sunset gazing and party goers. 





Double-Six Rooftop, Double Six Beach No 66, Seminyak, Kuta, Bali 80361
+62 361 734 300

DINING AT VILLA SUNGAI Bali


DINING AREA AT VILLA SUNGAI

 SAUTEED MUSHROOMS WITH PARMESAN, BABY SPINACH, CRISPY BACON AND RYE BREAD

 OMELETTE WITH CRISPY BACON AND THICK WHOLE GRAIN TOAST

 BLACK STICKY RICE SERVED WITH COCONUT CREAM & PALM SUGAR SAUCE

BENTO BOX
ASSORTED TEMPURA, MISO SOUP AND UDON NOODLES

 TOM KHA GAI (THAI CHICKEN SOUP WITH COCONUT MILK)

 SPICED PUMPKIN SOUP WITH PRAWNS AND BASIL
 
CHICKEN BURGER WITH CHILLI SAUCE & SHOESTRING FRIES
 
 LEMONGRASS AND PALM SUGAR PANNA COTTA WITH ORANGE CHILLI CARAMEL

 CHOCOLATE LIQUEUR SHOTS

 MANGO SLUSHIE WITH LYCHEES AND GIN

 LAMB SPRING ROLLS

 THAI LON WITH PRAWNS

 MINCED SEAFOOD SATAYS

 SCALLOP SALAD WITH CHILLI PASTE AND COCONUT SERVED ON ASIAN SPOONS

 CORN FRITTERS

 LIME AND CASHEW BLUE-EYE COD ROLLS WITH CHINESE BLACK VINEGAR DIPPING SAUCE

 TEMPURA FISH WITH THAI HERB SALAD AND NAAM JIM

 CRAB AND POMELO SALAD WITH THAI HERBS AND FRIED SHALLOTS

 SHREDDED CHICKEN WITH JACK FRUIT

 BEEF RENDANG 
SERVED WITH MALAYSIAN ROTI CANAI

 SEARED TASMANIAN SALMON, BOK CHOI, CHILLI AND LIME WITH LIME AND MINT GRANITA

 CHAR-GRILLED PALM-SUGAR CHICKEN WITH GREEN MANGO SALAD

PINEAPPLE AND MANGO SALAD WITH KAFFIR LIME CARAMEL AND AMBER ALE JELLY

 COCONUT JELLIES WITH COCONUT CARAMEL

 PROSECCO ZABAGLIONE WITH MIXED BERRIES

 HOUSE-MADE TOBLERONE MILK CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES

 BABY LEMON CURD TARTS

 CHOCOLATE SAMOSAS

 GINGER MARGARITA

 WATERMELON MARTINI

LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCE AT THE VILLA


We've always dreamed of having a personal chef on hand to create fresh, decadent meals for us any time of the day, and Villa Sungai made this come true during our three night stay. The luxurious and spacious dining room is an ideal spot to enjoy meals with the family or have a romantic evening for two, and we loved the impeccable service alongside amazing cuisine. The menu is large, so plenty of choice for all tastes, and they are eager to cater everything to your specific needs. Breakfasts featured made to order eggs, options of cereals and yogurts, and their sweet and mouthwatering Black Sticky Rice served with Coconut Cream & Palm Sugar Sauce. We feasted on local flavours for lunch in fragrant soups, grilled chicken sandwiches, and delightful bento boxes. Each dinner began with fresh fruit cocktails and a leisurely canapes service to get you in the mood for a relaxed meal. The three course meal that followed was a mixture western and Asian flavours using only the freshest produce and ingredients. Some of our favourite dishes were the Lime and Cashew Blue-Eye Cod Rolls with Chinese Black Vinegar Dipping Sauce, the Beef Rendang served with Malaysian Roti Canai, the Seared Tasmanian Salmon with Bok Choi, Chilli and Lime with Lime and Mint Granita, and the Lemongrass and Palm Sugar Panna Cotta with Orange Chilli Caramel. We were impressed with the chef's ability to bring out Bali's natural taste in each dish showing us what the island has to offer. If you have children, they are prepared with both baby friendly purees and healthy child sized meals. After three days we felt healthy, satisfied, and rested. A perfect choice if you are looking for personalized, high class dining in a private setting. 


http://bali-villasungai.com/

https://www.facebook.com/VillaSungai


Villa Sungai, Jl. Desa Cepaka, Bali, Indonesia
+61 410 324 535


Friday, April 24, 2015

WIN A TRIP TO NORTHERN THAILAND WITH FLIGHT CENTRE LYNDHURST TERRACE



Book your next holiday with Flight Centre Lyndhurst Terrace this month, and get a chance to win an exotic trip to Northern Thailand!



Eligibility
This contest is open to legal residents of Hong Kong who are at least 18 years of age. The contest begins on Monday, 13th April 2015, and ends on Thursday, 30th April 2015.


The Prize
An exotic trip to Northern Thailand including return economy flight to Chiang Mai and G Adventures Northern Thailand Hilltribes Trek.


A valid passport and relevant travel documentation including, but not limited to visas, are required and the responsibility and liability of the winner. The prize package is subject to availability and is based on the standard and/or lowest hotel room category. Any other expenditure items relating to the holiday not detailed within these Terms and Conditions will be the responsibility of the winner, including but not limited to, tourist visas, vaccinations, entrance fees and other expenses that the winner might incur during their holiday. This prize package must be travelled by 1st July 2015 otherwise the prize package will be forfeited.

This prize package must be taken as offered and is neither transferable nor redeemable for cash. No prize substitutions are permitted except by Flight Centre as may be necessary due to unavailability, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. All incidental expenses associated with collection, redemption, and usage of prize is the responsibility of the winner. No changes are permitted once the booking has been confirmed. International airfare is excluding taxes.
Travel insurance is at winner's expense and highly recommended.

How to Enter
Anyone who books a holiday package (flights+ accommodation) with a minimum value of HK$5,000 per transaction is eligible to join. Upon booking, please provide your Flight Centre travel consultant the following information:

  • Full name
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Winner will be announced on Monday, 4th May 2015 by email.


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Use of Multiple Email Addresses & Posting in Public Forums
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Winner assumes all liability for any damages caused or claimed to be caused by participation or by any prize, and release the Contest Sponsors. Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission to use Winner's name and city for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity without additional compensation. Contest Sponsors guarantee that the personal details, including email address, of entrants will not be publicized, rented or sold - unless express permission has been given by the entrant.


ROBERT MARCHETTI THE PLANTATION GRILL Double-Six Bali


 THE DINING AREA

 FRESHLY BAKED BREAD

 A JAR OF SALMON CAVIAR ROE ON ICE
FRESH CREME FRAICHE, YOUNG PURPLE BASIL, WATER SPINACH BLINIS, WASABI, LEMON & LIME

 RAW STEAK TARTARE; PASTURE FED AUSTRALIAN OX BEEF
64 DEGREE FREE RANGE ORGANIC EGG YOLK, CHIVES, DIJON MUSTARD, PICKLED SHIMEJI MUSHROOMS, CAPERS, HAND CUT SHOESTRING FRIES

 THE SLIPPER LOBSTER ROLL
FRENCH BUTTERED, SOUS-VIDE LOBSTER, FINE CUT COLESLAW, CORIANDER, WILD GREEN SALAD, TOASTED BRIOCHE BUN

 BEEF TENDERLOIN FILLET
THICK BUT, GRAIN FED, BLACK ANGUS, EYE FILLET, 200g, "BASIL' SALSA VERDE, BALSAMIC

 HALF SPIT ROASTED DUCK
SPICE ROASTED DUCK ON THE BONE, PARIS MASH POTATOES, STEAMED WILD PURPLE SPINACH, PEAS, PANCETTA, SHITAKE

 BARREL AGED DON JULIO REPOSADO OLD FASHIONED
DON JULIO REPOSADO AGED IN AMERICAN OAK, PALM & CASTER SUGAR, PEYCHAUD'S, ANGOSTURA & BURNT ORANGE

THE PLANTATION
PANDAN LEAF INFUSED BACARDI GOLD, SOUR SOP SORBET & FRESH LEMON JUICE IN A PALM SUGAR RIMMED MARTINI GLASS


We were very excited to visit Double-Six again and check out their new restaurant, The Plantation Grill. The Plantation Grill, taking up two floors features grand, stunning decor, impeccable service, and a decadently delicious menu. We instantly fell in love with the high ceilings, cozy booth seating, and beautiful floor to ceiling windows perfect for sunset gazing. The menu is full of impressive dishes ideal for date nights and celebratory meals, or just a relaxing way to unwind after a day by the pool. We highly recommend the indulgently mouthwatering "A Jar of Salmon Caviar Roe on Ice" served with creme fraiache, young purple basil, water spinach blinis, wasabi, lemon & lime, the table side prepared Raw Steak Tartare with 64 degree free range organic egg yolk, chives, Dijon mustard, pickled Shimeji mushrooms and capers, and the fresh and flavourful Slipper Lobster Roll with French buttered sous-vide lobster, fine cut coleslaw, coriander, wild green salad and toasted brioche bun. For out main courses we loved the juicy, melt in your mouth Beef Tenderloin Fillet with "Basil" Salsa Verde and Balsamic, and the flavourful Half Spit Roasted Duck with Paris Mash Potatoes, steamed wild purple spinach, peas, pancetta and Shitake mushrooms. Every dish was prepared to perfection, with exquisite flavours and flair. Their attention to detail with every aspect from food, service, and ambiance made it one of our favourite meals while visiting Bali. Make sure to check out their speakeasy Sling Bar located just above the dining room, for a delicious night cap and unqiue bar experience. A modern and luxurious one of a kind spot.





Robert Marchetti The Plantation Grill,  Double-Six Luxury Hotel - Seminyak 4th floor. Jl. Double-Six no.66, Legian, Kuta, Bali
+62 361 734 300