Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Romantic Ku De Ta at Seminyak Bali

Part two of my 5-part Bali Backlog Blogging series, is our lovely dinner at Ku De Ta, Seminyak Beach. Known for being a lifestyle destination, Ku de Ta has stood for a little more than 10 years already.

A huge tree with colorful lanterns hanging from it welcomed us as we approached the bar and restaurant.

Receiving Area
The restaurant area is huge, and is divided into ten sections: The Tree Bar, Dining Room, Pergola, Pool Side Dining, Fidel's, Sexion 9, Day Beds, Sunset Box, The Lawn and the KDT Deck. The variety is fit for a wide range of needs and customer types. That night, the crowd was mostly expatriates and foreigners to Bali.

Pool Side Dining Area
We had our reservation at the Pergola area, described as "A more intimate extension of the main Dining Room, dedicated to all day dining and better suited to couples".

It was difficult to find light in the sexy-lit restaurant.

The restaurant had interesting paintings made by local artists lining the path towards the restroom and beside the bustling kitchen.

As we settled down, we found Ku de Ta passports for each of us, serving as an invitation to the various events from July to September of 2012. 

The menu started with a quote about Service:

There is soul, and there are things.
Imagine a world made up only of objects,
A world of idle tools,
A restaurant of nothing but tables and chairs,
A large empty theatre, or a deserted plaza in summer.
They cry out for the service of man,
The service to give them life.
We call on  man to display his splendid capabilities.
We observe with undivided attention,
The little nuances in the quality of his service
Give a flawless measure of his mind,
They tell us frankly what his soul is worth,
To serve is first to love.

(Harry’s Bar, Giuseppe Cipriani).

For starters, we tried out the Watermelon, Persian Feta, Basil and with Roasted Shallot Dressing.

[Rp. 80,000 or around Php 335]
For my main course, I had the recommended Pan Fried Barramundi Fillet, with turmeric curry, smoked eggplant, corn and kaffir lime perkedel, tempe chips.

Pan Fried Barramundi Fillet [Rp. 290,000 or around Php 1,200]
Closer View

The husband had Roasted "Best End" Pork Loin with crispy spiced potatoes, fern tip and coconut salad, rendang jus.

Roasted Pork Loin [Rp. 290 or around Php 1,200]
Closer View
After our meal, the staff and Nikko surprised me with this ice cream topped dessert. 

The centerpiece of The Lawn is a DJ's booth, where wild Ku de Ta parties start to brew.

More of "sexy lighting" here:

We hung out at the Sunset Box section until we found vacant Day Beds.

Sunset Box
The Day Bed Area is also called Sky Show Arena, and said to be the best place to watch the sunsets over the Indian Ocean. It was a very romantic setting, hearing the subtle music combined with the sound of waves crashing.

We enjoyed some drinks while we savoured the moment.

Thanks for arranging this N.

KDT is idyllic and special, and we are bound to come for another visit when we return to the Bali shores.

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