Price from: US$165 per person
culinary cooking experience with a famous chef
“a day in the life of a Balinese”
Bali Asli combines serendipity and vision in a unique recipe created by Executive Chef and Director, Penelope Williams; “Bali Asli is the product of my many dreams. A spark inside me was
ignited when I went travelling through Asia in the late 1980’s, little did I know the spark would lead me to where I am now.
After a four-year apprenticeship at the Savoy hotel in London, then 12 years in Sydney working in cutting edge restaurants such as Restaurant 41, Boathouse and Bather’s Pavilion, followed by a three-year posting as Executive Chef at the Alila Manggis hotel East Bali, before realizing her dream.
During her time at Alila she fell in love with the amazing freshness and vitality of the produce available at my door step and the way the Balinese work with it to create a unique tapestry of
The classes are themed on “a day in the life of…” every class includes an adventure into local areas off the beaten track. Whether it is learning how to plant rice or plough with a cow,
fishing in a Jukung canoe and cooking on an open fire or making cocktails from cashew nut wine, our students always leave with fond memories and new skills to experiment with when
they get home!
Its best to leave early 0700 so that you can make the best of the day be it the markets or fishing we will have you back at your villa late afternoon.
What to bring : Camera
What to wear : Sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses, hat, swimwear, mosquito repellent.
What is included : Guide, transport, lunch, water, cooking class and wet tissues.
Who is this tour for : This is for those that love food cooking and eating and want to understand more about the food and its influence on the culture.
must be booked 48 hours in advance. Prices are per person. Rates are subject to change. *conditions apply.
*Our guides are paid up to 5 times of that recommended by the guide association as we believe that knowledge should be rewarded and guides should not feel they have to take
guests to places to buy things just so they can earn a living.
STEP THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS cooking activities its your choice
“A day in the village”
Our trekking guide will take you “through the looking glass” up into the village of Pangi, where you will have the opportunity to peek into the daily life of the Balinese. As well as enjoying stunning views over rice fields, ocean and volcanoes you will see Balinese palm wine being made and bathe your feet
in the springs of the valley of Tauke before wandering through the rice fields back to Bali Asli for a traditional Megibung lunch or to start your cooking class.
CAST A LINE AND CATCH YOUR LUNCH
“A day in the life of a Balinese fisherman”
Bapak Wayan our local fisherman from Bug-Bug village, will help you aboard his traditional style jukung out-rigger sailing boat and join the rest of the fishing fleet, in the crystal clear waters around the small islands just off Pasir Putih beach. But its not only about catching a fish, the view back to Mount Agung over the ocean is just as spectacular as the colourful display set by the sails of the boats.
Return to Bali Asli for a traditional Megibung lunch or to start your cooking class.
MOUNTAIN-BIKING CULINARY ADVENTURE
The historical village of Budahkling nestled in the foothills of Mount Agung will be the starting point for your adventure. Glide along country lanes and down remote dirt tracks between rice fields, through jungle gazing over post card picture views and arriving at Bali Asli in time for your Balinese Megibung lunch or to start your cooking class.
PLOUGH WITH A COW OR PLANT SOME PADDIES
“A day in the life of a Balinese farmer”
Pak Dewa will take you on a tour of his village community garden, where you can join in on the daily activities as well as learn about traditional Balinese agricultural techniques and taste “Jamu” the Indonesian elixir of life. Sip home-made coffee in the shade of a papaya plantation, while Ibu Desak demonstrates how to make intricate woven palm leaf parcels that we will use as part of your Balinese
cooking class. Return to Bali Asli for a traditional Megibung lunch or to start your cooking class.
TO MARKET TO MARKET TO BUY A FAT PIG!
“A day in the life of a Balinese lady”
Our chefs visit Amlapura morning market every day to gather the produce for our menu. Help carry
the shopping! Sample some produce and absorb some real Balinese action in the hustle and bustle of
the market. Return to Bali Asli and learn how to prepare traditional flower offerings, “canang” before
cooking your lunch using traditional equipment and techniques.