Locavore Launches “Rintik Rintik” Menu

One of Bali’s most avant-garde restaurants has just unveiled its latest seasonal offering.

Honey spiced duck, a dish on the new Rintik Rintik menu. (All photos courtesy of Locavore)

Gourmands planning a future visit to Indonesia’s Island of the Gods will not want to miss Locavore, a cutting-edge 36-seater restaurant in Ubud known for its razor-sharp focus on local ingredients. The venue’s inventive, sustainability-minded approach to cooking has garnered plenty of attention abroad: Locavore ranked 37th at the most recent edition of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, and has held the title of Best Restaurant in Indonesia since 2016.

The latest offering is Rintik Rintik, a 17-course tasting menu inspired by the clouds, puddles, and the abundance of harvest found during the wet season. Eelke Plasmeijer, one of Locavore’s two chef-owners (the other being Jakarta-born Ray Adriansyah), said in statement, “Rintik Rintik is the Indonesian word for the constant drip drop of rain, and our menu is perfect for this kind of weather.”

Left to right: Baby corn with coffee miso emulsion; plating a dish of raw lamb and wild leaves.

Rintik Rintik puts the spotlight on fresh produce and animal protein that have been sustainably sourced from the restaurant’s network of local suppliers and farmers. A few dishes on the new menu include honey-spiced duck breast with kecap manis (sweet soy sauce) glaze and carrot slow-roasted in duck fat; charred baby corn featuring termite powder and coffee miso reduction; and raw lamb topped with goat-curry flavored shio koji seasoning, wild leaves, and lamb fat vinaigrette. A refreshing dessert comes in the form of a frozen rice porridge paired with blood berry (buah buni) sorbet and kombucha.

The 17-course tasting menu is priced at Rp 1,250,000++ per person, with a creative drink pairing available for an additional Rp 595,000++ per person. Reservations for dinner on Fridays and Saturdays can be made by clicking on this link.

Frozen rice porridge with blood berry sorbet and kombucha.

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