Bali: Taman Wantilan relaunches

A smiling server at the newly relaunched Taman Wantilan at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay brings sparkling water to the table. -- Four Seasons Jimbaran photo
Chefs prepare seafood and other exotic fare a la minute at show kitchens in the open dining pavilion. -- Four Seasons Jimbaran photo

In its latest enhancement, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay has relaunched Taman Wantilan restaurant with a new design and concept, which sees chefs take center stage with live action cooking stations against sparkling bay and ocean views.

Setting a standard in upscale yet relaxed Bali dining, Taman Wantilan has emerged from a major renovation with a chic new design that maximizes the views of Jimbaran’s curving three-mile beach and dusky sunsets. Previously an all-day a la carte venue, the restaurant now offers an impressive array of Asian and Western cuisine at nine live action stations. Specialty chefs display their craftsmanship at new show kitchens in the middle of the open-air, Balinese-style dining pavilion. Senses are aroused as the chefs prepare dishes a la minute with the highest quality ingredients, catering to each person for a fun and customized experience.

Indian Specialty Chef Anil Naudiyal attracts an audience as he hand-makes naan and fires up the tandoor oven for lamb chops and kebabs. Every Asian craving is satisfied at the sizzling teppanyaki grill, street food-style laksa and noodle station, seafood-on-ice and sashimi bar, salad shaker bar, carvery and homemade pasta station. Save room for dessert by award-winning Executive Pastry Chef Yusuke Aoki (who won Asia’s Best Chef in the Valrhona C3 Competition 2018). Her dainty French-style sweets fill the temperature-controlled patisserie’s sleek glass cabinets. Children love the gelato and crepe station with dozens of toppings to choose from.

“The new concept offers an endless array of international cuisine, cooked fresh-to-order at the live action stations by our specialty chefs,” said Uday Rao, general manager of Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay. “The elegant setting is sophisticated, and combines contemporary interiors with traditional Balinese architecture, panoramic ocean views and Four Seasons legendary service.”

Taman Wantilan’s upgrade follows a two-year renovation of Four Seasons Bali. For more details, visit www.fourseasons .com/jimbaranbay.