Eating out: Locavore Bali, Ubud
We were lucky to have secured a table here as the husband heard lots of good things in the chef circle and I neglected to make reservations at Locavore – No.49 on the Asia World’s 50 Best list. We scrambled around to try to get a table at the last minute. They only do one seating at service and are strict about reservations being made online at least two weeks in advance. Thanks to the wonderful concierge team at Four Seasons Sayan who hustled their way in getting us a table, and chef Eelke came to say hello at the end of our meal. And I’ve finished a story on eating in Ubud for the SCMP, check out the latest hot spots to dine.
Locavore as the name of the restaurant suggests – everything here is sourced locally and they are a huge part of the slow food movement in Bali. Because of the varied weather conditions, Indonesia grows all sorts of crops and home to many happy free roaming animals. The menu is inspired by all these ingredients and their provenance, my favourite was the Sawah porridge dish that involved everything in the eco system of the rice padi fields, duck eggs, the plants, snails that grow and thrive on the same plot of land.
Beautiful selection of butter one with berries and another with passionfruit. We went with the seven course degustation and the husband took the beverage pairing that came in all forms, wine, cocktails and sake.
Have a look at the menu that is updated regularly and of course seasonally.