Mozaic, Fine Dining In a Balinese Garden

Eat, Pray, Love & Play Bali – Part 9.

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Celebrity Chef Chris Salan’s Mozaic Restaurant Gastronomique is the first restaurant in Southeast Asia to be recognized by the prestigious Traditions et Qualité association as a member of ‘Les Grande Tables Du Monde’ (The Grand Tables of the World).

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Chef Salans needs no introduction, an awards-winning chef who’s constantly-evolving  menu consists of creations of whatever inspires him in the moment with ingredients sources across the island of Bail.

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The restaurant occupies a sprawling space, with a beautiful house as the main entrance and lounge, secluded private dining areas and a gorgeously-lit alfresco garden underneath tall trees.

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We were seated in a private area that was too dimly lit; and while we enjoyed the privacy, I would have preferred being in the garden dining area. As expected, the table setting is at fine-dining standard. Service was superb; with the maître d’ checking in on how we are doing regularly, and engaging us with light conversation.

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The bread basket was a good sign of things to come; warm and fresh doughs.

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The appetisers were rather fancy but very good, especially the cones of salmon mousse topped with roe.

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The Grand Menu comes in 2 versions of 6 or 8-course degustation; as well as a 6-course vegetarian tasting menu comprising locally produced seasonal vegetables, indigenous herbs and flowers combined with Balinese spices.

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The western version of the babi guling roasted suckling pig with pomelo was well executed; tenders and moist with crispy skin.

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There’s a plate the fruits, vegetables and herbs that feature in the dishes; and they are pointed out to you as each dish is served.

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The vegetarian dishes were artistically plated and needless to say very fresh.

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The tomato sherbet palate cleanser was very refreshing.

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The desserts were nicely assembled, with a combination of sweet and zesty flavours.

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We were full by the time petite-fours  came, so we packed t for our driver who was patiently waiting for us.

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Mozaic is indeed a worthwhile dining experience, with all the finery that you would expect of such a restaurant and it doesn’t disappoint. Chef Salan’s cooking rock solid, although I must say that the dinner on the night before at Restaurant Locavore was a lot more creative whereas Chef Salan’s style is more mainstream.

Mozaic
Jl. Raya Sanggingan,
Ubud, Kec. Gianyar
Bali 80571, Indonesia
Phone:+62 361 975768

 


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