An unprecedented event, “COMO Conversation: Arak Bali, Unveiling the Spirit of Bali,” is set to captivate enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike on September 12th, 2023 at the Kemiri Restaurant from 3.00 pm until 5.00 pm. This engaging event will shed light on the profound cultural significance of Arak Bali, the traditional Balinese spirit, through a series of enlightening discussions and experiences.
Arak Bali is special in Balinese culture, deeply woven into ceremonies, rituals, and social gatherings. The event will provide attendees with an exceptional opportunity to gain profound insights into its historical importance.
Distinguished speaker IB Rai Budarsa, President, Director, and Founder of PT. Hatten Bali Tbk and Founder of Hatten Wines, will share his journey of putting Bali’s wines on the global map. His vision has led to an award-winning range showcasing international and heritage grape varieties grown in Bali vineyards.
“COMO Conversation: Arak Bali, Unveiling the Spirit of Bali” promises a multidimensional exploration of this traditional spirit. Attendees will have the privilege of delving into the intricacies of Arak-making as local artisans and distillers unveil ancient techniques alongside modern innovations. A dedicated mixology showcase will spotlight the fusion of traditional and contemporary flavors, while an exquisite Arak and cuisine pairing will elevate the senses.
Cultural Insights: Gain fascinating insights into the cultural and historical importance of Arak Bali in Balinese ceremonies, rituals, and social gatherings.
Mastering the Process: Learn from local artisans and distillers as they unveil the art of creating Arak Bali. Discover the ancient methods and modern techniques that contribute to its unique character.
Mixology Showcase: Witness skilled mixologists craft delightful Arak-based cocktails that blend tradition with contemporary flavors, creating a fusion of the old and the new.
Arak and Cuisine Pairing: Delight your taste buds with an exquisite Arak Bali and traditional Balinese cuisine pairing, enhancing the experience of both the beverage and the culinary heritage.
Responsible Consumption: Promoting responsible drinking, the event will emphasize the significance of consuming Arak Bali in a balanced and respectful manner.
Arak Bali Tasting: Immerse yourself in the world of Arak Bali as we present a curated selection of this renowned spirit. Experience the intricate flavors and aromas that make Arak Bali a cherished part of Balinese tradition.
“We’re excited to present this unique event celebrating Arak Bali, a vital part of Balinese culture. It’s an honor to host an esteemed speaker who will provide deep insights into the world of Arak-making and its cultural importance,” said Gede Suteja, Cluster General Manager of COMO Uma Ubud and COMO Shambhala Estate. Exclusive to in-house guests, this event will be a complimentary addition to their stay. At the same time, external participants can join in at a minimal fee of IDR 200,000++ per person, including Arak Bali tasting and canapés. Half of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the Bali Children Foundation, which helps children in Bali complete school and find employment to improve their lives and contribute to their community.
COMO Uma Ubud
Jl. Raya Sanggingan Banjar Lungsiakan, Kedewatan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571