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New Chef-Guided Excursion at Four Seasons Resorts, Bali

New Chef-Guided Excursion at Four Seasons Resorts, Bali

FoodieS Team
13 September 2021


Bali’s lush wilderness and dramatic coastline has inspired new culinary adventures led by the chefs of Four Seasons Resorts Bali.


From an ocean-to-table fishing excursion in Jimbaran Bay to a private riverside picnic in the Sayan Valley, Four Seasons takes guests deeper into nature and the authentic flavours of Bali. Both experiences take place within the immediate vicinity of each resort, showcasing their incredible locations while minimising the on-island travel time for guests wanting to explore Bali’s diverse landscapes.

Picnic Adventure at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan

Soak up the ethereal energy and scenery of the Sayan Valley in a tranquil location accessible only by foot and exclusive to Four Seasons guests. A 20-minute trail walk alongside the river passes rice fields and a holy site where guests are invited to join Chef Anak Agung Oka Joni to make an offering to the gods – as is the custom before any meal in Bali. Chef Joni – who leads the resort’s Balinese Chef’s Table and cooking classes – will then set up a camp kitchen for live cooking of a traditional lunch including freshly-grilled calamari and satays, salad made with herbs and vegetables from the Resort’s on-site gardens, rice grilled inside banana leaves, and a refreshing iced dessert – delicious and very special experience immersed in nature.  

Ocean-to-Table Fishing Adventure at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay

A meal does not get any fresher than catching it yourself. Discover Jimbaran, Bali’s historic fishing village, and experience a day in the life of a local fisherman with the new Ocean-to-Table adventure. Departing from the Four Seasons beach at sunrise on board the Resort’s jukung-style traditional fishing boat, guests will cruise across the calm waters of Jimbaran Bay and past the dramatic cliffs and surf breaks of the Uluwatu (Bukit) peninsula. A light breakfast will be served on the open water before dropping a line with a local fisherman, who will act as a live GPS to find the catch of the day. The boat will then stop by Jimbaran village where guests will meet Chef I Made Surya Hadinata for a tour of Jimbaran Fish Market before returning to the Resort for a cooking class at Jala Cooking Academy. Learn about the unique flavours and techniques of Jimbaran’s famous seafood dishes – including the coconut-husk barbecue that is such an iconic dining experience – and enjoy a rewarding and ocean-fresh lunch to complete the half-day adventure.

Four Seasons Resorts Bali

Jimbaran, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Banten 80361

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