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A journey of Impeccable Taste

A journey of Impeccable Taste

FoodieS Team
26 March 2023


A Collaboration of Chefs and Mixologists from Alila Villas Uluwatu and Park Hyatt Jakarta


In April and May 2023, chefs and mixologists from Alila Villas Uluwatu and Park Hyatt Jakarta will be trading places in four kitchen and bar takeovers – two in Bali and two in Jakarta. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to sample the unique gastronomic experiences of these sister Hyatt hotels, which share a philosophy of thoughtfully crafted food and drinks made from the finest and freshest seasonal, local and organic ingredients.

“At Alila, we are always looking to create authentic and awe-inspiring experiences for guests. We are excited to partner with Park Hyatt Jakarta to present the finest of our hotels’ culinary and mixology experiences and immerse guests in new journeys of discovery,” said Hemal Jain, General Manager of Alila Villas Uluwatu.

“Our collaboration with Alila Villas Uluwatu is a wonderful opportunity to delight our guests and patrons with fresh, innovative luxury experiences, as well as for our masters of their craft to share their creativity and expertise with a new appreciative audience,” added Fredrik Harfors, General Manager of Park Hyatt Jakarta.


Japanese Feast in Uluwatu

On the 10th of April 2023, guests are welcomed to the CIRE Restaurant, located within the beautiful Alila Villas Uluwatu. For the following two days, from the 11th to the 13th of April, the restaurant opened its doors for lunch and dinner.

Perched at the summit of Park Hyatt Jakarta with breath-taking views of the city, KITA 喜多Restaurant delights diners with the authentic flavors of modern Japanese cuisine, ranging from sushi and sashimi to shabu-shabu teppanyaki, tempura, and robatayaki. KITA 喜多Restaurant’s Japanese Executive Sous Chef, Takeumi Hiraoka, will bring the best of Japan to Bali, taking over the kitchen at CIRE Restaurant to craft an exclusive menu that showcases a selection of his signature dishes, such as Lobster Tempura with a sweet and spicy sauce, Salted Seafood Soba Noodles and Nigiri Sushi.

Born in Tokyo, Chef Takeumi is a master of the delicate knife techniques that are essential for the preparation of authentic Japanese cuisine, having honed his skills in establishments around the world. He served as a head sushi chef at a popular Tokyo restaurant, became executive chef at a restaurant in Baku, Azerbaijan, and developed an award-winning restaurant in Qatar. He also opened the SORA Japanese restaurant at Park Hyatt Doha, whose discerning diners include Qatari royalty, before bringing his expertise to Park Hyatt Jakarta in 2022.

KITA Bar Comes to Uluwatu

One of the highest rooftop bars in Jakarta, KITA Bar is located on level 36 of Park Hyatt Jakarta, a stylish bar with the spirit of playfulness, energetic, and fun. KITA Bar is offering an elevated drinking experience with a wide selection of crafted cocktails that combines beauty and delicacy packed with fun, games, and entertainment with unparalleled city views. Its master of mixology, Agustin Da Sambiago, is set to wow guests at Sunset Cabana Bar at Alila Villas Uluwatu with a curation of craft cocktails that have made KITA Bar one of the city’s favorite drink and unwind hangouts. While soaking in the panoramic Indian Ocean views from the Uluwatu clifftop, guests can sip on sophisticated creations such as Mimika Treasure, a refreshing concoction of vodka infusion, dark rum, jasmine cordial and orange juice swizzled in a Tiki mug, and Snake Martini– a fun twist on the classic Martini, made with salak sous-vide vodka, sake, and white vermouth.

Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Agustin started his hospitality career at an early age, finding his passion behind the bar. Acclaimed for his innovative creations and expertise, he has worked his magic at some of the world’s top bars, from South America to Southeast Asia, following his love of discovering new products, techniques, and places.

The KITA Bar is scheduled to make an appearance at the Sunset Cabana Bar, situated at the Alila Villas Uluwatu, on May 11th, 2023.


A Taste of Bali in Jakarta

The Dining Room at Park Hyatt Jakarta will be hosting “A Taste of Bali in Jakarta” from May 18th to May 21st, 2023.

From east to west, from north to south, Chef Harley from The Warung, Alila Villas Uluwatu, will bring flavors from different regions of Bali together in a menu celebrating the traditional cuisine of the Island of the Gods. Jakarta’s gourmands can look forward to indulging in a selection of distinctive dishes, including entrees, mains, and desserts, that showcase the culinary diversity of Bali, from charred slow-braised pork ribs to grilled marinated duck and Balinese rice cakes, all perfectly complemented by The Warung’s signature assorted Balinese sambals.

I Putu Agus Harley Wijaya, also known as Chef Harley, has been a fixture in the kitchens at Alila Villas Uluwatu since 2009 and, for the past decade, has served as Chef de Partie at The Warung, where vibrant Indonesian and Balinese flavors take center stage. He credits the passion he brings to his profession to cooking at home with his mother as a young boy, learning how to prepare authentic Balinese food for family and friends. Today, his greatest joy is bringing the heart and soul of Balinese food to the plate to create special dining moments.

Sunset Cabana Bar Goes To Jakarta

On May 5th, 2023, the Sunset Cabana Bar will be taking its talents to KITA Bar, located at the Park Hyatt Jakarta.

Alila Villas Uluwatu’s passionate mixologist, I Putu Wirawan, will be creating a series of unique cocktails that each have a story to tell, inspired by famous myths and legends from around the world. Journey on an adventure of taste and imagination that captures the Arabic tale of Aladdin and his magic lamp, the beauty of the Holy Grail, and enchants with an elixir from the ocean served seductively in a sea shell – intriguing accompaniments to a memorable night out on the town.

As head of mixology at Alila Villas Uluwatu since 2011, Putu has proven himself a talented liquid artist with innovative creations that combine the latest mixology trends and techniques with the best quality ingredients. At the resort’s iconic cliff-hanging Sunset Cabana Bar, his imaginatively crafted signature cocktails have elevated the art of drinking into an award-winning multi-sensory experience.

Alila Villas Uluwatu

Jl. Belimbing Sari Tambiyak, Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80364

Park Hyatt Jakarta

Jl. Kebon Sirih No.17-19, Kb. Sirih, Kec. Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10340

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