A CURATED FOOD JOURNEY Four Master Chefs Wow Diners at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali
Attracting more than 112 guests, the evening was an overwhelming success that brought together an interesting mix of guests including from Maybank cardholders, sponsors and media representatives. A parade of associates wearing white chef jackets extended a warm welcome to the diners as they proceed to the dinner venue, Nusantara Foyer after pre-dinner cocktail reception at The Lounge of the resort’s own Bali International Convention Centre (BICC).
Former MasterChef Australia 2017 contestant Ben Bullock started the evening with an original vegetarian entrée; Bedugul Beetroot, Labnenh, Toasted Walnut paired with Rawson’s Retreat Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Australia. Ben is actually a lawyer and cooks as a creative outlet. He is currently passing through Bali on a Hunter motorbike as he films a travel documentary entitled From Perth to Perth. This is the first leg of a very personal journey that involves riding, tasting and cooking regional cuisine. During the evening. Ben used this platform by giving a brief presentation about his mission to raise awareness about depression and suicide prevention.
The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali’s very own Italian Chef de Cuisine, Alessandro Molini was responsible for the third dish of the evening. He chose to hero meat with his Cornish Hen Betutu Style Ballotine, Balinese Ground Provisions, Rempeyek Crumble paired with Rawson’s Retreat Merlot, Australia. This played to his strength of letting the natural flavors of some of the island’s best ingredients shine.
Generously sponsored by Maybank and Hunter Motorcycles Australia, this prestigious dining event included live entertainment and a lucky draw. There was also a spontaneous charity auction of a signed chefs jacket, which managed to raise USD 850. The proceeds of this initiative will be directed to Ben Bullock’s Perth to Perth charity as well as the resort’s own Corporate Social Responsibility program that supports Bali’s orphans at the Dana Punia school in Singaraja, north of Bali.