Situated amidst RIMBA Jimbaran Bali’s vast gardens, Scenography Cooking School is a contemporary culinary destination that specialises in providing guests with an authentic Balinese cooking experience.
Guests may choose from two unique culinary programmes, one that includes a dynamic market tour and Balinese offering ceremony. Bali’s markets, or pasar, are an integral component of daily life on the Island of the Gods. Accompanied by the cooking school’s culinary team, guests receive a multi-sensory introduction to the basics of Bali’s unique cuisine and hands-on experience with recognising Bali’s exotic produce including turmeric, lemongrass, palm sugar, chili, and salam leaves.
The chef’s menu includes three appetisers and three entrées. Upon reserving their space, guests may choose one item from each menu to prepare. Inspiring visitors to take home much more than a souvenir, cooking school guests will leave AYANA with a timeless ability to prepare Balinese specialties for friends and family back home.
Quintessential dishes include gado gado, minced duck in banana leaf, sate lilit, beef and prawn satay, grilled snapper wrapped in banana leaf, and nasi goreng seafood. Participants will also learn how to make two staple foundations of Balinese cuisine including Basic Balinese ‘Bumbu’ sambaland Base Genep spice paste.
Housed within a modern, open-air structure, adjacent to RIMBA Lawn and the new Orchid, Scenography Cooking School is appointed with eight top-of-the-line gas cooking stations and a long table crafted from recycled sailboat wood. A stunning preparation centre, artisan crafted with granite and hand carved wood, is highlighted with copper accents and custom lighting.
The building’s modern ambience is infused with a traditional flair, showcasing Bali’s legendary craftsmanship with a traditionally woven ‘alang alang’ ceiling and elegant circular lights adorned with classic black and white floral designs.
Each class includes a refreshing welcome drink and a delicious lunch. After the lesson, guests are presented with a beautiful certificate that may be framed to preserve the memory. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance.