Restaurant with French bistro concept on the banks of the Ayung River.
Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan has opened Riverside Cafe, a unique farm-to-table French bistro concept.
Located on the banks of the Ayung River the restaurant’s al fresco-style dining areas is surrounded by the resort’s multi-tiered swimming pool and enormous river stones, which have held their spot for centuries.
Riverside Cafe’s chef, Jocelyn Argaud, uses traditional French techniques with cast-iron pots and wood-fire ovens to present his favourite dishes passed down by his mother, and by her mother before.
Some of Chef Jocelyn’s signature dishes include Chicken Basquaise baked in a cast-iron pot with bell peppers, quail eggs and smoked duck jus; wood-fired Tomato Tart Maman Claudette’s with Caciotta cheese, Dijon mustard, fresh oregano and arugula; and Mushroom Ravioli with goat’s cheese shavings and sauce riche. The light-as-a-feather wood-fired Pear Tart is a must for dessert. Diners have the option of ordering a la carte or trying a set menu.
The restaurant was previously open only for lunch, and is a popular stop for travellers exploring the Ubud countryside. The move to open for dinner with Chef Jocelyn’s French bistro menu was in response to guest requests for more variety and affordability.
The Riverside Cafe dinner launch is the latest enhancement at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, whose 60 fully renovated suites and villas are situated in a lush valley between two rivers. It follows the recent launch of the Dharma Shanti Yoga Bale, built entirely of bamboo and offering a daily programme of meditation, life talks and yoga including Bali’s first introduction to AntiGravity Yoga.
The property also has a new Resort Manager, Sean Mosher, who has joined the team from Four Seasons Resort Langkawi in Malaysia, where he held the same position.
For more information, please visit: http://www.fourseasons.com/sayan/