A night of splendid tastes and romance awaits you at Petani Restaurant, Alaya Resort’s Ubud spectacular tribute to Bali and the island’s sumptuous flavours. A beautiful medley of only the freshest ingredients is presented in a specially curated menu that brings together all the delights of East meets West.
Petani, which means “farmer” in Bahasa Indonesia, sets the stage for a sensory dining experience. The restaurant flickers with warm mood lighting and rustic décor adds timeless charm to a vintage and contemporary island ambience. Under the restaurant’s soaring ceiling, you will enjoy a decadent menu that promises tantalizing sensations that will linger long after the meal is over. Petani continues to impress since it first opened its doors in 2012; the restaurant has recently undergone a brave new direction under Chef Henry Alexie Bloem, also the current President of the Indonesian Chef Association. Under his leadership, the menu at Petani received exciting enhancements featuring new dishes and upgraded versions of existing favourites. Starters offer interesting picks from Tempe Croquette to the classic Gado-Gado, Beef Carpaccio, Petani Salad Bowl and Salmon Tabouleh. Our favourite is the Thai Mango Salad, a mix of zesty and tangy flavours, juicy fresh prawns, young green mangoes, cilantro leaf, pomelo, mint leaves and chili garlic dressing and the Soto Sari Laut Jimbaran, a seafood soup with a medley of delicious critters from under the sea. Main Courses are varied and includes mouthwatering selections that don’t stray too far from the familiar such as Nasi Goreng Kampoeng, a traditional Indonesian favourite with juicy diced chicken, plump shrimps and egg, served with tuna sate, fried chicken, grilled prawns, pickles, sambal and crackers. For a touch of the sea, we recommend the Ikan Jimbaran, Pan Fried Tuna Fillet served with Sambal Matah, Balinese Spices and White Rice or the Bebek Petani, Crispy Duck with 2 kinds of Sambal and Grated Coconut Lawar. Other Asian selections are Indian Murgh Curry, BBQ Pork Spare Ribs, Beef Bulgogi and Salmon Teriyaki. A must-try is the Nasi Raja; a traditional Ubud delicacy consisting of yellow rice, smoked chicken, pork curry, crispy prawns, fish satay and fish parcel.
An invigorating selection of beverages showcases a range of tropical fruit that is locally available. There are exotic cocktails to ignite the holiday mood as well as pure juices for a healthy boost. Each glass is made to order using the Ruby 200 juicer, a top-of-the-line machine that extracts all the goodness from every piece of fruit. The diverse flavours of the Indonesian archipelago, island-fresh produce and seasonal specialties are translated into the restaurant’s impressive array of shakes and smoothies, ice blended fruit nectar and spiced syrups, raw juice and other healthy blends. Sip on gourmet tea and coffee that are inspired by local and indigenous flora and fauna of Bali and explore an impressive list of wines and spirits from around the world, as well as virgin coolers, martinis and cocktails.
Petani Restaurant at Alaya Resort Ubud
Jl. Hanoman, Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Ph: +62 361 972200 | alayahotels.com