Venture through the best spots in Canggu with Good Indonesian Food Tour, the first gastronomic trip designer in Indonesia.
On Wednesday, 12 December 2018, Good Food Indonesian Tour invited several Media friends and Food Bloggers on a ‘GastroTrip at Nomadic Destination’. As the first gastronomic trip designer in Indonesia, Good Indonesian Food Tour has a vision to showcase Indonesia’s culinary heritage to the world. Good Indonesian Food Tour has recently announced the launching of their Year-End GastroTrip with 14 variable activities officially available. They aim to take well-culture food aficionados and travelers to an immersive culinary excursion to spend the last moments of 2018 on a fresh path to the three most culturally iconic cities in Indonesia; Bali, Yogyakarta, and Jakarta.
Today, millennial travelers are craving for more authentic and engaging travel experiences when exploring new destinations. They want to immerse themselves in the authentic local lifestyle, customs and culture of these places they travel to, to have a connection with the people and discover the core of the culture of a destination. Food is a large aspect of travelling as it is a way for travelers to learn the history and culture of the destination they travel to.
The GastroTrip that was offered during the trip was the ‘Canggu Instafood Hunting with Skutis’ program which presented the invitees with an immersive journey to explore the sights, sounds and rich flavors of Indonesia through three of Canggu’s most popular nomadic dining spots whilst riding electric scooters. The guests got the chance to savor local cuisines presented with an international twist on a 3-hour tour. The first stop during the trip was Parachute, a hip new restaurant that is famous for its homemade fresh breads and pastries along with delectable spreads and selections of coffee. Next stop of the tour was Warung Gouthe, which serves authentic comfort food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests had the chance to try their famous grilled chicken, fish and beef skewers, served with French fries and sautéed garlic green beans. The third stop of the tour was to the vegan joint the Shady Shack. The Shady Shack offers a wide range of delicious healthy food where guests had the pleasure of trying their best-selling Tempe Burger.
“Some of the primary characters of nomadic tourism are creativity and impermanence. Canggu is a perfect example of nomadic destination where there are many creative eateries and shops as well as stunning co-working spaces available for millennial travelers. Canggu itself has been recognized as one of the best nomadic destination in the world”, said Vita Datau, Head of Acceleration Team for the Development of Culinary and Shopping Tourism.
Perfect for all ages, The Year End GastroTrip also corelates with the Ministry of Tourism’s campaign to promote nomadic tourism to enhance millennials’ travelling experience. Started since 20 December 2018, The Year End GastroTrip will continue until 1 January 2019. The tour is available in three of Indonesia’s most popular gastronomic destination; Bali, Jogjakarta and Jakarta. The tour offers 14 different packages with prices starting from IDR 150,000 per person and can be purchased through their website at www.goodindonesianfood.com
Good Indonesian Food
Jalan Pekayon I No. 15, Pejaten Barat,
Jakarta, 12550 Indonesia
+62 21 2297 8668
4 pm – 2 am
T: +62 361 848 2150
Enjoy the awesome panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, where the sea meets the sky, as they take you from day to night, and dance under the sun, the moon, and the stars for a unique day and night New Year’s Eve Experience. Create a memorable dancing experience with globally renowned Hakkasan Las Vegas resident DJ Ruckus as he will be joined by Singapore starlet Victoria and supported by OMNIA’s hottest resident DJ team of Boyd, Flip, Soltice, and Halim Ardie. Price starts at IDR 850,000 ++ per person.
Potato Head Beach Club
T: +62 361 473 7979
Dance the night away with hypnotic beats from Disclosure, the masterminds behind a new wave in UK house music, garage, and R&B. Having worked with some of the biggest names in music, this duo-brothers is sure to create a good time while you ring in the new year. Price starts at IDR 1,000,000 ++ for presale or at IDR 4,200,000 ++ per person for VIP Lounge access and free flow drinks and canapés from 9.30 pm until 1 am.
11 am – late
T: +62 813 3881 2502
Say goodbye to 2018 and hello 2019 by enjoying the view of New Year’s fireworks up the west coast of Bali. A specially crafted menu will be served to guests who wished to enjoy the last moments of 2018 while they cheer to the new era with Ulu Cliffhouse’s selection of Eats & Bubbles promo. Dance under the twinkling stars with beats that serve fresh from their line up of international resident DJs of James Taylor, Raysoo, and Theo R. Entry is free but advanced reservation is highly recommended for sunbed or dinner.
W Retreat & Spa
T: +62 361 4738 106
Spend the last hours of 2018 at one of the hottest places in Bali. Begin your journey with a delectable buffet spread at FIRE or Starfish Bloo before heading to W Lounge or Woobar where the entertainment hits with special guest from UK DJ Doorly and Olivia Dawn. Extra beats by W’s resident DJs will electrify the night along with W’s signature fireworks show. Prices start at IDR 2,600,000 ++ per person including dinner, or presale at IDR 1,000,000 ++ as an entrance to W Lounge & Woobar.
DEC 31ST – JAN 1ST
Finns Beach Club
12 pm – late
T: +62 361 934 7344
Bali’s hottest playground is sure to throw the most epic New Year’s Eve bashes in 2018. Expect a two-day music festival like none other. The first day of the festival commences on New Year’s Eve and features an impressive line-up of leading international DJs including Robert Sanchez, Robin Schulz, and Martin Solveig among others. Day two is filled with live performances by the likes of The Rubens, BROODS, Khalid, Clean Bandit, and The Wombats. Prices start at IDR 1,400,000 ++ per person.
Motel Mexicola & Tropicola
7 pm on NYE and 2 pm on NYD
T: +62 361 73 66 88
An all-inclusive two-day party to ring in the New Year at Motel Mexicola is surely the hottest ticket in town. The two-day extravaganza starts with NYE at Motel Mexicola, followed by a New Year’s Day pool party at Tropicola. For NYE, enjoy a 6-hour free flow of food, booze, and margaritas, while being entertained by the festive beats from live DJs. On NYD, also expect free flow of food, spirits, and amazing fireworks with sounds from international DJ Late Nite Tuff Guy. Price starts at 2,500,000 ++ per person.
T: +62 361 335 1079
Cure your hangover with hair of the dog while dancing to the beats of the most iconic DJ from the UK, Pete Tong. As one of the most celebrated international DJ, Pete Tong is back to the island after three years to deliver an electric set with some of the greatest house music tunes being spun from sunset. Be sure not to miss out on this great event by purchasing the early bird ticket at IDR 500,000 ++.
Karma Beach Club
T: +62 361 848 2200
Karma Kandara is celebrating the new era by bringing their famed theme parties that will last for three days after the NYE. First off, a Mykonos theme is ready to welcome you into the New Year day by bringing the vibes of Greek Island to the Island of the Gods. On the second day, the flavors of Shanghai are yours to sample while sipping to their iconic cocktail, The Orient Queen. The third and last day will be filled with their take on Burning Man. A six-meters burning statue is ready to be lit while international DJs from John Sa Trinxa, Pete Gooding, Chris Coco, Adrian Giordano are serving the freshest beats.
Photo credit: Finns Beach Club
T: +62 361 301 777
Capture the magical moments of Christmas with Mulia Bali. A decadent dining celebration for the entire family to remember and cherish, along with great activities such as complimentary photo with Santa Claus and many children’s games. Enjoy special Christmas Buffet Dinner for the festivities at The Café, Table8, Soleil, and Edogin.
Bvlgari Resort Bali
6 pm – 10 pm
T: +62 361 895 4644
This holiday season, the Bvlgari Resort Bali invites guests to celebrate with an unprecedented selection of exquisite culinary journeys. At Christmas Eve, enjoy a 5-course menu at Sangkar Restaurant that will continue through lunch and dinner on Chrismas Day. There will also be two special tasting menus at Il Ristorante – Luca Fantin, where guests are treated to 5-courses or 8-courses menu. Prices start at IDR 1,300,000 ++ for Sangkar Restaurant and IDR 1,640,000 ++ for Il Ristorante – Luca Fantin.
Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran
6.30 pm – 10.30 pm
T: +62 361 472 5777
Experience a traditional European Christmas Eve feast at the tropics of Bali. Anarasa Restaurant is bringing all your favorite festive fare from an extended buffet with a live carving station serving up roast turkey, beef, and ham plus all the trimmings. Table settings will be elaborately decorated with fun Christmas crackers, while Santa Claus and his helpers will be joining you with a sack full of gifts. Starts from IDR 559,000 ++ and children aged 6-12 years old get 50% off.
T: +62 361 473 1701
Enjoy special celebration during Christmas Eve at Hotel Tugu with their 4-course dinner. A selection of Indonesian cuisine is ready to tantalize your taste buds for you and the whole family. Be ready for a memorable night with their special entertainment of traditional Balinese dance performance along with Christmas Carols sings by the children of Chloe House orphanage. Starts at IDR 690,000 ++.
6.30 pm – 10.30 pm
T: +62 361 300 7000
Ju-Ma-Na is the ideal spot for you to spend Christmas Eve with the family. Overlooking the Indian Ocean, be sure to experience the most of their The Jolly Night Christmas Eve Dinner. Special for this occasion, a 5-course dinner will be served to guests with a selection of French cuisine with a Japanese twist. Guests will get a free glass of welcome drink upon entering this beautiful restaurant. Starts from IDR 1,700,000 ++.
Mozaic Restaurant Gastronomique
Lunch & Dinner
T: +62 361 975 768
Welcoming this festive season, Chef Chris Salans has created a sumptuous Christmas meal with the theme “A Gastronomique Christmas at Mozaic.” Guests will be offered a tasting menu of 6 or 8 courses with optional paired wines from Mozaic’s award-winning collection. Among the dishes will be Rice Husk Smoked Salmon, Lobster Vanilla, Atlantic Monk Fish, Foie Gras Duo, and many more. Prices start at IDR 1,250,000 ++ for lunch and IDR 1,350,000 ++ for dinner.
Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort
12 pm – 3 pm
T: +62 361 846 5555
Celebrate Christmas Day with a lavish international buffet leaving your taste buds wanting more. The Feast Market Brunch is sure to bring a smile to your face with their massive spread of delicacies from anywhere in the world. Enjoy special entertainment from their resident DJ, a surprise visit from Santa, Christmas choir, and a lot of kids activities. Starts from IDR 650,000 ++ per adult and IDR 325,000 ++ per child.
6.30 pm – 10.30 pm
T: +62 361 737 773
Create beautiful memories with your loved ones during Christmas dinner at S.O.S – Sunset On Seminyak. Enjoy a contemporary 4-course Asian menu that marries culture and creativity. Savor selections of appetizers, a medley of mains, followed by an array of desserts with the sound of waves and Christmas carol in the background. Starts from IDR 398,765 ++ per adult.
Photo credit: Mozaic Restaurant Gastronomique