A new stay experience geared toward the culinary-minded traveler offers up plenty of kitchen inspiration.
Indonesia-based gourmands can get an inside look at one of Bali’s most exciting avant-garde restaurants during a short weekend stay on the island, thanks to the latest collaboration between the acclaimed Ubud venue Locavore and boutique hotel brand Komaneka Resorts.
“Where Chefs Sleep” involves a one- or two-night itinerary at any of Komaneka Resorts’ locations in Ubud or Keramas, an east-coast locale with a black-sand beach. Inspired by Locavore’s guest-chef series, the experience gives a taste of what visiting kitchen masters are treated to before their own pop-up events at the restaurant. During their stay, guest chefs bed down at Komaneka Resorts while Locavore provides a range of creative tools to help them design their next creations.
Travelers who book either itinerary will receive no small amount of kitchen inspiration in their hotel rooms, ranging from a selection of culinary books from Locavore’s own collection to special snacks in the minibar and other limited-edition goodies. Where Chefs Sleep will also include a backstage tour of the newest edible experiments happening at LocaLab, Locavore’s research and development kitchen.
For the shorter stay option, guests will enjoy a lunch or dinner at Nusantara, where chefs Putu Dodik Sumarjana and Ray Adriansyah spotlight lesser-known traditional recipes, wood-fired cooking techniques, and top-notch Indonesian ingredients. Another perk? A pre-dinner craft cocktail from Night Rooster, made using local produce and spirits infused on the premises.
Those staying two nights will go on a foraging session at one of Locavore’s partner farms. Guests will be able to touch and taste a variety of foodstuffs in the wild before continuing to Locavore, whose chef-owners Eelke Plasmeijer and Ray have utilized those same ingredients in their tasting menu. Named the Fourth Wall, the restaurant’s latest multi-course dining experience is inspired by classic cinema and harnesses Indonesian wet-season produce.
Return airport transfers are included as part of the package. Prices start from Rp 2,950,000 net (single occupancy) for one-night stays and and Rp 5,250,000 net (single occupancy) for the two-night option. Double occupancy rates for the shorter and longer stays are set at Rp 4,250,000 and Rp 7,500,000 net, respectively.
More information here.