Foodies and Bali-lovers, rejoice. The first ever Ubud Food Festival is coming in June 2015 – three days of culinary events, masterclasses, gourmet demonstrations and more to tantalise the tastebuds, cook up a tropical storm or three, and eat up the epicurean inspiration from Asia’s best chefs, international restaurateurs and experts.
It’s not every day (or three) that Bali and Asia’s best-known and loved food guru’s assemble in paradise for a program of events like this to make you weak at the knees. Ubud’s iconic foodie legend and founder of the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, Janet DeNeefe of Casa Luna Bali (Ubud’s famous restaurant and cooking school amongst much more), is Festival Founder & Director – so you know you’re in experienced hands.
From June 5-7, food-lovers from across Indonesia and the globe will be treated to a tantalising program of cooking demonstrations, workshops, special events, food forums, markets, food tours, film screenings and much, much more. Browse the full program here or sort by category based on your personal tastes.
So what’s on offer? Here’s just a small selection of inspiring temptations, there’s too many to choose from!
Trace the journey of Balinese superfoods from product to plate in the stunning bamboo pavilion of Fivelements, with a cooking demonstration followed by a a three-course, vegetarian friendly menu, and more.
Join the world-famous chef behind Bali’s acclaimed Mozaic restaurant Chris Salans, in a series of cooking demonstrations and events – who will demonstrate his take on local tastes and flavours.
Get up close and person with legendary chef behind the buzz of Ubud’s Locavore (#1 on TripAdvisor), Eelke Plasmeijer, in her cooking demonstrations focusing on the finest local produce and beyond-modern cooking techniques.
Witness Janice Wong redefine the word sweet! Voted Asia’s Best Pastry Chef in 2013 and 2014, Chef Wong will unleash her creative force on confections in cooking demonstrations, masterclasses and more.
Don’t go hungry by missing this event, it’s going to be epicurean epicness. Tickets here.
Top image: Pinterest, Abrah Powers.
Second and third image: Matt Oldfield.
Ubud Food Festival, (head office only) Jalan Raya Sanggingan, Ubud Bali 80571, p. + 62 361 977 408. From 5-7 June, 2015. See the website for event and program venues.