How much meat, seafood, and exotic cocktails can one stomach for a barbecue dinner? Bara by Sawah Terrace at Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve Hotel in Ubud, has the answer. And it is plenty.
However here you will discover the fine line between quantity and quality.
If you are imagining an overwhelming display of barbecue staples on a long table stretching from one side of the room to the other, this is not for you.
Instead it is an intimate setting for 12 diners only, set in an idyllic corner of the Sawah Terrace, with the fast-flowing Ayung river underneath it.
Freshly caught fish, oysters, and oh so sweet lobster glistening in the corner of the terrace. Next to it, marbled meat of the highest quality, such as wagyu beef, short ribs, lamb, and pork. Just waiting to sizzle slowly on the grill.
And your dinner is complemented by Mandapa signature cocktails, especially paired with your favourite dishes. If you are into your wine, beautiful reds and whites are available too.
From the waiting staff who will assist you with a traditional hand washing ritual, chefs who know how to combine and cook the best ingredients, to the brilliant man behind the bar who is able to tell you “this cocktail will make you think you can dance”.
All aspects perfectly complement the quaint ambiance of this exclusive yet quaint dining experience, with its second-to-none service. You may think it impossible to enjoy an extravagant meal in an intimate venue, but Bara by Sawah Terrace is exceptional.
And the 12 disciples?
This new culinary event is part of the hotel’s reimagining of the Indonesian restaurant Sawah Terrace. The menu was recently relaunched to focus on the rich flavours of Indonesian cuisine, in keeping with Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve Hotel’s commitment to offering the most immersive, sensorial Balinese experience.
Only if you appreciate the finer things in life and appreciate first class service is this experience for you. And 11 other lucky epicureans. You are assured, this will not be your Last Supper.
To maintain the intimate nature of this special experience, seating is limited to 12 epicurean guests only. Reservations are highly recommended.