Friday, 31 August 2012

Going for a meeting

Today we had arranged a meeting with Nila, the owner of an organic farm/restaurant. We left Kayumanis Ubud early in the morning as we wanted to walk to our meeting to get some exercise for a change... Little we knew the array of surprises we would find on our way. Enjoy!

 Of course a meeting preceded by such a journey has to have a positive outcome. Nila is a super-woman who strongly believes in growing the best produce and who has spent the last 10 years building up a relationship with farmers to get them to understand the advantages of going natural and organic. We loved her products, especially her amazing rice. Soon you can all taste it in our restaurant!

Sunday, 26 August 2012

In search of herbs

We are set on using only the freshest ingredients in our restaurant but locating them is not so easy! We spent our day today discovering the highlands of Bali, where the climate is cooler and we had more probabilities to find great vegetables. The views are undeniably amazing, with two lakes side by side and greenery all over. 

Tamblingan Lake
Buyan Lake
In Bedugul we visited an organic farm where found very good news: a unexpected range of familiar herbs (parsley, basil, dill, thyme, oregano, mint, etc.) and vegetables. The challenge is now to get them across the island to Jimbaran... 

Undoubtedly organic :)

Chefs' Collaboration 2012

These are some photos of the guests trying our cocktails.

 Estas son algunas fotos de los invitados probando nuestros cócteles.

And these are some photos of the "afterparty" with Kayumanis family.