Locavore and Komaneka Resorts Unveil “Where Chefs Sleep” Special in Bali

A new stay experience geared toward the culinary-minded traveler offers up plenty of kitchen inspiration.

Left to right: Palm heart at Locavore; Komaneka at Bisma’s main pool. (Photos courtesy of Locavore and Komaneka Resorts)

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.

Guests who reserve the experience can read a selection of local and international cookbooks.

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.

The breezy lobby at Komaneka at Bisma, located in Ubud.

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