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James Viles returns to Bali for a forage and cook-off with Steven Skelly.

James Viles returns to Bali for a forage and cook-off with Steven Skelly.

FoodieS Team
13 February 2023


Chef James Viles takes his imaginative modern cuisine to Bali's iconic Japanese-inspired dining hotspot, Uni, with Chef Steven Skelly at the Helm!


On Wednesday, March 29th 2023, much-loved Australian chef James Viles is hitting the road (or skies) and bringing his imaginative modern food to Bali’s iconic Japanese-inspired modern dining restaurant Uni, with celebrated chef Steven Skelly at the helm.

With a shared vision and commitment to the principles of sustainability, local produce, and botanical ingredients, this talented duo will curate an exceptionally unique menu. Each dish is carefully considered and individually inspired by Bali’s rich landscape ingredients. The charcoal will feature heavy and foraged ingredients from a day of exploring together.

“The menu we are creating is using what we have at hand; it will reflect the island and highlight the relationship between the raw ingredient, the growers, and us, the cooks,” said James Viles.

Both James and Steven will present and personally serve throughout the evening. Expect a casual dining experience with the opportunity to talk to the chefs and discuss the inspiration behind each dish on the a la carte menu.

“It’s been a long time between drinks, and I’m looking forward to welcoming James back to Bali and discovering his favorite foraging spots on the island. We already have some great ideas for the menu, and it’s going to be fun, tactile, and tasty,” explained Steven Skelly. Keeping the evening relaxed, mixologist Jordy Outra will share plates of varying sizes and cocktails.

Uni Restaurant

Jl. Pantai Berawa No.99, Tibubeneng, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361

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