Bejana, Ritz-Carlton Bali’s signature restaurant, offers understated elegance and a well-curated modern Indonesian cuisine, writes Refa Koetin from NowJakarta

Named after the Indonesian word for a traditional pottery vessel, Bejana is Ritz-Carlton Bali’s charming signature restaurant. Bejana offers a unique mix of five-star flair and relaxed sophistication. Boasting an impressive design with raw, classical elements, Bejana is arguably one of the Bali’s top culinary destinations.

One noteworthy feature ofthe luxury restaurant’s elegant decorations is the imposing set of doors welcoming you into the heart of the restaurant, where an unforgettable culinary experience awaits.

With a capacity for up to 120 guests, Bejana is a fine choice for intimate celebrations or private dinners. Located atop a cliff, the Bejana restaurant is frequented by both in-house and visiting dining guests. Diners opting for the al fresco dining area on the wooden deck is treated to a dramatic view of the resort and the Indian Ocean .

Guests keen to experience the rich heritage of Indonesian cooking can drop by the Culinary Cave. The unique learning center offers exclusive cooking classes by Bejana’s culinary maestros.

Image: kare ayam. Photo: The Ritz-Carlton Bali

The ocean view from the top of the cliff out over the hotel is spectacular, with cooling cross drafts from the Indian Ocean. The Risjtaffel is arguably the pièce de résistance of the restaurant – a feast is of dishes highlighting the culinary riches of the thousand islands.

Bejana is a fantastic restaurant to experience a variety of Indonesian cuisine. The best ways to truly enjoy your time here is to order the Rijsttafel or to enjoy the buffet dinner offered every Friday. The buffet features the exquisite Rijsttafel dishes and plenty more culinary delights.

“Bejana at The Ritz-Carlton Nusa Dua is a combination of great food, view and design. It is an honour to be working with a number of incredibly passionate individuals. We strive to delight our guests with the best that our craft and culinary skills can offer. Our passionate chefs, the waiters and waitresses are more than happy to regal you every step of the cooking process.” The Ritz-Carlton Bali’s Executive Chef Made says.

Image: The Ritz-Carlton Bali’s Executive Chef Made. Photo: The Ritz-Carlton Bali

In addition to the must-try Rijsttafel experience, some of the a la carte options include the mixed skewers – barbecued chicken, beef, shrimps and choice seafood on an elegant platter, and the popular beef rendang. The restaurant’s deftly executed dishes encapsulates the essence of Indonesian cuisine.

DETAILS

Bejana

The Ritz-Carlton Bali

Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan Lot III, Nusa Dua

Bali 80363

T: (+62) 361 849 8988

ritzcarlton.com

Prices $$$ (upscale)

Cuisine Authentic Indonesian delights

Verdict The Rijsttafel is the must try culinary experience for guests looking to sample the wide variety of Indonesian cuisine, best enjoyed with friends and families

Categories: Bali Food