BFxHIF Goes To Bali | Day 3

There’s a saying which goes like this: Time flies when you’re having fun. And really, we all have got to agree on that statement. It was finally our last day of #BFxHIF trip in Bali, and we felt as if it was just yesterday when we were all excited to discover the fact that we were going to Bali.

Four Points by Sheraton Bali

Our Sunday started a little bit later than the previous days, with the pizza making session welcoming us after our breakfast at Four Points by Sheraton Bali. The hotel’s Italian chef stepped down himself to the open kitchen of Best Brews, Four Points’ very own urban beer garden located at the front side of the hotel, to demonstrate the making of their homemade wood-fired pizzas. Despite the fact that we had just stuffed ourselves with a hearty breakfast at The Eatery, the hotel’s main dining spot for breakfast overlooking the beautiful lagoons, we were, again, served with a great selection of pizzas with various toppings ranging from meats to seafood. After the session, it was our time to check out. After packing our things up, we finally left our hotel, not forgetting to snap a couple more photos before leaving our homey sanctuary for the weekend. 

Address: Jalan Benesari, Banjar Pengabetan, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361

 

Feast

 

We came back to Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort which we had visited the day before for an afternoon tea, but this time for a Sunday brunch at Feast. Feast is the resort’s restaurant which offers Kuta’s only market brunch, an open-air market of delicious international fare and handmade crafts from local farmers. For those seeking for a more relaxed atmosphere, a lounge is available outdoor overlooking Kuta beach and accompanied by live music from the local band. The restaurant allows guests to enjoy its one-kilogram market brunch special, designed specially for the healthy eaters, where they are allowed to bring home a total of one kilogram of fresh fruits and vegetables that are available at Feast’s food stations.

Address: Jalan Raya Pantai Kuta, Kuta, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Bale Udang

 

After enjoying some free time strolling around Bali, we arrived at Bale Udang for an early dinner before we headed down to the airport. Managed by Avilla Hospitality, Bale Udang brings a soothing, rural feeling in the middle of the busy Kuta with its traditional Balinese over-water bungalows. Guests can sit above and surrounded by the big fish pond, and they can also feed the fish, making it not only a restaurant but also a recreational place. When you are in Bale Udang, don’t forget to order its fresh prawn dishes, the specialties of the restaurant.

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Address:  Jl. Nakula No. 88, Sunset Road, Kuta 80361, Bali, Indonesia

The sun finally went down and it was our turn to come back home with a happy heart. We would like to thank Bali Foodies <www.bali-foodies.com>, who has made this collaboration possible and for their awesome arrangement of our memorable trip. We would also like to thank our sponsors for supporting this event, the participants of our workshop and not to forget our three winners - Jack Putera (@jackmagnifico), Zi Peng Lee (@zippyzipeng) and Agatha (@agathacgo) - for joining this culinary trip with you.

 

Thank you and see you at our next event!


Balifoodies x Handsinframe culinary trip is supported by:

Four Points by Sheraton Bali <www.fourpoints.com/balikuta>

Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort <http://www.sofitel-bali-nusadua.com>

Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort <www.sheratonbalikuta.com>

Fuji Shop ID <htttp://www.instagram.com/fujishopid>

Fujifilm Indonesia <www.fujifilm.co.id>

The Parlour Kitchen, Bar & Lounge <www.theparlourbali.com>

Alaya Hotels <www.alayahotels.com>

S.K.A.I Beach Club <www.skaibeachclub.com>

Būro <www.burobali.com>

Le Sica Bali <http://www.instagram.com/lesicabali>

Bale Udang <http://www.baleudang.com>

Angelita Tea Salon & Patisserie <http://www.angelitapatisserie.com>

Cellular World <http://www.cellularworldshop.com>

BFxHIF Goes To Bali | Day 2

We woke up early on our second day, knowing that it could well be the highlight of our entire trip. Yes, it was the day of our first workshop ever. Bringing up the theme “Finding Your Own Style on Instagram”, the workshop was held outdoor at Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort by the swimming pool, creating a more relaxed and casual atmosphere. 

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We were humbled to be able to share our experiences and some basic photography lessons to our participants, who kept showing their genuine interest throughout the event. A part of the workshop, the attendees were asked to join in our photo competition, whose winner was given a complimentary 2-night stay at Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort. Congratulations to the lucky winner: Tamara Alessia Diandra (@tamalessia)!

Cut Catch Cucina

We had brunch à la française later on at Cut Catch Cucina (CCC) just beside the venue of our workshop earlier. We really set the bar high for this brunch session, as CCC was listed as the top 10 restaurants with best brunches in the world in 2014 by Conde Nast Traveler. After tasting its food ourselves, we believe that the award was, indeed, well-deserved. As its own name suggests, CCC, represented by its first C for Cut, offers premium meat cuts ranging from Wagyu and Angus to Kurobuta and organic poultry. Its second C, which is Catch, represents their best selection of local seafood that are grilled or ‘a la plancha’. The last C, Cucina, stands for Cucina Italian Osteria, which represents its modern Italian dishes that are offered with wines to match. While indulging on the buffet menu, spare some space in your tummy for its a la carte menu, which highlights its appetizing scallop and foie gras.

Address: Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort BTDC lot N5, Jl. Nusa Dua, Kuta Sel., Bali 80361, Indonesia

Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort

From Nusa Dua, we moved on to Kuta for our next destination. We arrived at Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort, following which we were treated to the “Fashion A to Tea”, the hotel’s fashion and style-inspired afternoon tea session at The Lounge. Our eyes were pampered to the striking view of the Indian Ocean as we sat down at the open-air lounge above the swimming pool accompanied by the relaxing curling waves. The menu features both Balinese traditional finger food such as sate lilit and the classic western snacks for high tea.

Address: Jalan Raya Pantai Kuta, Kuta, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

The Parlour Kitchen, Bar & Lounge

After going back to our hotel, Four Points by Sheraton Bali, for some rest and a quick dip in the pool, we went to The Parlour Kitchen, Bar & Lounge for dinner. The playful bistro boasts an industrial-style interior and offers a more casual take on fine dining. The menu, which is modern Indonesian food, infuses European techniques and Asian twist, creating an exciting and unique flavor, especially when paired with its great selection of cocktails and wines.

Address: Jalan Petitenget No. 15XX Kuta Utara, Badung, Bali, 80361, Indonesia

 

 

Stay tuned to read more about the rest of our #BFxHIF culinary trip.

BFxHIF Goes To Bali | Day 1

It was sunny and bright on a breezy Friday morning when the team behind Handsinframe arrived in Bali. The seventh of August was, finally, the day we had been waiting for: the #BFxHIF collaboration event – a trip to the summer paradise. The jovial Balifoodies team greeted us upon arrival, and despite the very early morning flight, we were thrilled to discover our first stop right after.

Būro

A fun 3-day culinary trip, our collaboration with Balifoodies started off with a lunch at Būro. Our first stop fell to this fairly new coffee bar, located above the Living Stone Bakery. Exuding a modest aesthetic design traced with an impression of simplicity, Būro is a mash up of a coffee bar, a work space and a retail concept store. That afternoon, we were joined by the team behind Copper Kitchen & Bar, a restaurant at the new boutique luxury hotel Bisma Eight in Ubud, who prepared our food at the open kitchen on the balcony.

 Served at the lunch gathering were five different menus, which included smoked kale, sous-vide beef cheeks, Balinese king quail, Bisma gardens salad and pavlova. We also enjoyed a selection of Būro’s amazing coffee, as well as a delicious copper tipple cocktail and a delectable Bisma delight mocktail from Copper Kitchen & Bar. The table setting was so on-point with its strong Kinfolk theme, incorporating green leaves arrangements, wooden plates and off-white rustic table cloths.

Address: Jl. Petitenget 88X, Bali, Indonesia, Kerobokan, Bali 80361, Indonesia.

Angelita Tea Salon & Patisserie

Our second stop of the day was Angelita Tea Salon & Patisserie. Upon arriving, we were greeted by its chic French decoration and table setting. The space creates an intimate ambience with pastel colours dominating the interior. We filled ourselves up with some savoury and sweet delights during the high tea session, which also served a great selection of amazing eclairs!

Address: Jalan Raya Kerobokan no. 10a, Banjar Taman, Kerobokan, Bali

S.K.A.I Beach Club

After the afternoon tea, we headed to Padma Resort Legian for a dinner at S.K.A.I Beach Club. We arrived just in time before the sun blasted its colour over the horizon. There was a swimming pool overlooking the ocean, a perfect place to chill and immerse oneself in the art of sunset watching. We were served a three-course dinner, with each of us being offered different types of entree, main course and dessert. The highlights of our dinner went to the Pork Belly and Tenderloin!

Address: Jalan Padma No. 1, Legian, Bali 80361

Four Points by Sheraton Bali

After our fulfilling first day of non-stop eating, we went to our hotel, Four Points by Sheraton Bali, in Kuta. Nestled in a small alleyway, the hotel boasts six floors with two swimming pools - one on the first floor and the other on the rooftop. The terrace of all the rooms on its first floor are all connected by the pool, allowing you to jump right into the water whenever you feel like it. That night, we hit bed to prepare ourselves for the next days, unable to hide our excitement for our upcoming adventures in Bali!

Address: Jalan Benesari, Banjar Pengabetan, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361

 

Stay tuned to read more about the rest of our #BFxHIF culinary trip!