An elevated bistronomic experience is expected at Bali’s first aquarium restaurant
The Apurva Kempinski Bali recently unveiled the appointment of Andrea Astone, as the new executive sous chef at the resort’s premiere venue, Koral Restaurant. Known for his background in luxury establishments, Andrea Astone is directly working with the team to create a spectacular culinary journey
Starting his culinary career in 2000, Chef Andrea first started his studies in the culinary department, thanks to his family. Since completing his formal education at 16, the Italian native has been accumulating experience in various areas of kitchen work. His career started in his homeland of Italy, and he continued his journey to Lyon, France, in 2006, where he first worked in a two-star Michelin restaurant. His portfolio continues to grow throughout the years, and he gained more experience in lavish restaurants, including at Don Alfonso Italian Restaurant at La Mamounia in Marrakech, and Don Alfonso in Sant Agata, Italy. Eager to discover new culinary destinations and broaden his knowledge of the cuisines of the world, Chef Andrea Astone finally finds himself in Koral Restaurant, taking the rich taste of the archipelago and elevating it with his European flair.
As Koral Restaurant is known for incorporating fresh local produce in its dishes, Chef Andrea has been taking a close look at the Indonesian ingredients. He has also been familiarising himself with the unique flavours of Indonesia and South East Asia. And now, Chef Andrea is ready to surprise by bringing his expertise to satisfy curious diners.
When it comes to the work environment, the chef places great importance on teamwork. “At the end of the day, it is the effort of the team,” he shared. “When everyone is involved in the process, they also take pride in everything they do.” Listening to the opinions of his team, as well as involving them in the creating process, is his way of building a solid unit, and ensuring that everyone feels respected.
With extensive culinary experience under his belt, Chef Andrea will oversee the cuisine offerings at the restaurant, while also leading the team to elevate the already existing exceptional culinary experience.
More than just a restaurant, the resort’s premiere venue offers a full bistronomic experience, combining delectable dining, a laid-back ambiance and the rarefied atmosphere of an aquarium, accompanied by a hypnotic soundtrack that captures the magic and mystery of life below the waves.
About The Apurva Kempinski Bali: Standing atop the majestic cliff of Nusa Dua, with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and a tropical garden, The Apurva Kempinski Bali offers the epitome of beachfront luxury. This five-star resort in Bali presents itself as a majestic open-air theatre, an embodiment of Indonesian elegance. A collection of 475 iconic rooms, suites and villas are showcased, with 60% of the accommodation featuring its own private plunge pools. From a unique culinary journey and indigenous spa treatments, to the spacious meeting rooms and alluring chapels, The Apurva Kempinski Bali is a spectacular stage where curated experiences are brought to life. kempinski.com/bali
About Kempinski: Created in 1897, Kempinski Resorts is Europe’s oldest luxury resort group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now comprises a portfolio of 77 five-star resorts and residences in 34 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award- winning urban lifestyle resorts, outstanding resorts and prestigious residences. Each one imbues the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of indepe