Bali Eats

Staying in Nusa Dua for a short 4 days, I didn’t get a chance to venture out to eat at Mosiac nor other delicious treats. A day after the wedding, the groom celebrated his 40th in a gorgeous French fusion restaurant, right by the beach. A five course menu atGado Gado doesn’t come cheap, the presentation and plating were uninspiring, but the dishes were evidently cooked with patience and love.

I was terribly disappointed to find that two dishes served right after the other were plated with the same sides which took away the excitement of my dining experience as i was curious, how French fusion cuisine on an island would work in a former Dutch/Portuguese colony.

We started with a seared tuna in spice crust with cucumber/shallot marmalade, served with soy glazed beef and yogurt, which was blossomed with every bite. Not being a fan of fusion cuisine, I have to say that they merged Asian culinary elements quite well with European flavours. The grilled rouleau of chicken with green asparagus, spicy tomato vinaigrette, pine nuts and tarragon mayonnaise which was interesting to say the least, but the chicken a tad dry and overcooked.


My favourite course arrived as my mother’s cooking incarnated—a seared butterfish in curry crust (yum!) with a selection of green beans, palm hearts, kaeffir lime, clams and a light curry velouté. The grilled tenderloin is nothing to write home about and dessert, despite its poetic conconction on the menu “Rhubarb milkshake with marinated strawberries, chocolate and nuts” wasn’t the perfect way to wrap up the meal.

The photos turned out terrible in the poor lighting conditions, but I spend sometime photoshopping it, so I hope the photoshop police won’t leave me nasty comments.

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