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Love Balinese food? Take it home with a culinary class from Cooking School at RIMBA Jimbaran BALI by AYANA.

September 12, 2017 Resort News No Comments Email Email

Foodies and gourmet travellers have long flocked to Bali for its magical mix of tasty local cuisine, culture and first-class international flagship restaurants – and now there’s a new reason.

Rather than just sampling the region’s culture and cuisine, visitors can learn the fundamentals of Indonesian cuisine in the spectacular surrounds of the Cooking School at RIMBA Jimbaran BALI by AYANA.

A stand-alone culinary destination specialising in hands-on authentic Balinese cooking experiences, the culinary team at the Cooking School takes guests on a journey using fresh locally-grown ingredients and exotic local produce, such as lemongrass, turmeric, salam leaves and chilli, some of which are sourced from RIMBA’s own garden.

Enjoying a prime position adjacent to RIMBA Lawn and the new Orchid Tea Lounge, the cooking school is housed in a contemporary open-air structure and boasts eight gas cooking stations and a central communal table crafted from recycled sailing boat timber.

Copper accents, custom lighting, a woven alang alang ceiling, granite and hand-carved wood complete the ambience which is an on-trend blend of traditional Balinese decor and cutting-edge design.

Guests can choose either a simple cooking class, or an immersive experience which includes a dynamic market tour to the local market and Balinese offering ceremony.

In both cases, the cooking class begins with guests choosing one appetiser and one entrée to prepare from a chef’s selection, ensuring they’ll leave Bali not just with a swag full of souvenirs, but with the ability to prepare delectable Balinese specialties for friends and family back home.

Quintessential dishes include gado gadotum bebek or minced duck in banana leaf, sate lilit or beef and prawn satay, pepes ikan or grilled snapper wrapped in banana leaf, and seafood nasi goreng. Participants will also learn how to make two staple foundations of Balinese cuisine including Balinese Sambal and basic spice paste or base or bumbu genep.

Each class includes a welcome drink, a tasty lunch, a certificate……and bragging rights.

When your day at the cooking station is done, why not continue your cultural immersion with an evening at Kampoeng, RIMBA’s Balinese buffet restaurant featuring a live theatre performance under the stars.

For the rest of your stay, let someone else do the cooking… the challenge is choosing which chef, and which cuisine, to try first. With 19 restaurants and bars to choose from between the integrated AYANA Resort & Spa BALI and RIMBA Jimbaran BALI by AYANA, food is never far from the front of your mind.

Favourite foodie finds include: Mediterranean cuisines at Rock Bar, Mexican at Unique, Italian at Sami Sami, Japanese at Honzen, premium steak and seafood at Dava, romantic waterfront dining at Kisik Pier, fresh ocean favourites Chinese style at Ah Yat Abalone Seafood Restaurant, international cuisine at To’ge, dessert and cocktails at Tsujiri Bar or the Martini Bar, among others.

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