On June 7th 2019, Spice by Chris Salans, Bikini and Dewi Sri distillery are happy to announce the second of the series of “Arak and Spice” mixology collaboration event. The three brands/companies are getting together to celebrate the best of what Bali has to offer and share its rich culture in form of new, beautiful and dramatic cocktails all based on the island's traditional liquors: brem and arak.
Brem is a naturally fermented rice wine. Arak is a clear distilled spirit from fermented rice. All brem and arak for this event is produced and supplied by Dewi Sri Company, a local firm founded in Sanur and dedicated to the professional production of rice wines and spirits for more than fifty years.
The second series of "Arak and Spice" collaboration held at Spice by Chris Salans, Ubud, and featured guest celebrity mixologist Arey Barker, the winner of World Class DIAGEO cocktail competition 2014 and head mixologist of Bikini Seminyak. Along with Chef Chris Salans and in-house mixologist Bili Yoga Wirawan, the dynamic trio created an enticing 4-course menu with cocktail pairing based on the aforementioned Arak and Brem.
Mixologist Arey presents his tantalising selections of original cocktails such as Wooden Temple (Whisky, roasted pineapple juice and Brem) and Seen Unseen (Pandan infused Arak, clarified pineapple, vitamin C and coconut-jackfruit liqueur). Chef Chris paired these daring concoctions with his own signature dishes such as Tuna Tataki, Torch Ginger Relish and Tempe Crackers, and Roasted Pork Belly with Fresh Turmeric Dressing and Grilled Pineapple.
The next “Arak and Spice 3.0” event will take place in September 2019 where they will once again collaborate with another celebrity guest mixologist in order to promote the Arak and Brem of Bali. Stay tuned for more info!
Spice by Chris Salans, Ubud,