Patrons invited to rediscover the wonders of the ocean

Ever since its opening in 2019, Koral Restaurant has gained a steady base of followers. The bistronomic restaurant proved itself as not only the crown jewel of The Apurva Kempinski Bali, but also a must-visit restaurant on the island. The restaurant has announced that it is now ready to welcome curious travellers back.

Rather than merely reopening its venue, Koral Restaurant also takes this moment to introduce an elevated experience, with the presence of Executive Sous Chef Andrea Astone.

Chef Andrea Astone began his professional career in 2000 in his homeland of Italy, before continuing his culinary journey to Lyon, France, in 2006, where he first worked for a two-star Michelin restaurant. Aiming to excel in every aspect of the kitchen, Astone returned to Italy in 2008, where he held various positions within several luxury hotels, and ever since then, he has been adding more high-profile restaurants to his portfolio, including the La Mamounia in Marrakech, as well as taking the role of a consultant for Michelin-awarded restaurants.

At Koral, diners will feast on elegant dishes inspired by Indonesian coastal flavours and crafted from local ingredients, and Chef Andrea Astone is ready to add his European luxury background to the mix. The executive sous chef is excited to be working with the fresh produce of Indonesia, and has been working closely with his team to experiment with the authentic flavours of the archipelago. He has also made it a mission of his to truly get to know the items he is working with, by exploring the ingredients produced by the local farmers.

“It is important for us to also support the small businesses on the island,” Chef Andrea shared. “And by utilising fresh ingredients from local farmers, we are also helping the local community without sacrificing quality.”

Moving forward, the Italian native will be leading the restaurant’s creative team of chefs, and he will oversee the food operations and lead the team to elevate the exceptional culinary experiences to ensure an outstanding food experience for the guests.

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.

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 independent resort brands.

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