A New Culinary Experience

A New Culinary Experience

Clothes make the man, but they also make the plate, or so they say in Bali where a new culinary experience is sharpening up at Tanah Gajah, a Resort by Hadiprana.


Launching this month, ‘Balinese Kitchen Culture’ is a foodie workshop that dives deep into the rituals and beliefs present in a Balinese kitchen, as interpreted by Tanah Gajah’s Balinese chefs who have been honing their skills at the resort for a decade.


While guests will have the chance to learn to prepare dishes like Balinese Sate Lilit (fish satay), the spicy condiment Sambal Matah and a local dessert Dadar Gulung (coconut pancakes), ‘Balinese Kitchen Culture’ is about more than just making food. Participants will learn about purification rituals, including a blessing with holy water to wash away negative energy; proper clothing and proper plating.


A New Culinary Experience
Tanah Gajah is located in the Balinese countryside.


Making a specific type of canang saiban, an offering that is prepared after cooking a meal, is also part of the two-hour workshop. Through conversation and hands-on experience guests will learn the importance of these gifts that are bestowed upon the gods and how this practice nurtures a sense of gratitude and devotion within daily life.


“We as a community are spiritual people, as anyone who has visited Bali can attest,” explained Deasy Swandarini, General Manager of Tanah Gajah, a Resort by Hadiprana, who is from Bali. “That reverence of something greater is deeply intertwined in all that we do, including when we prepare a meal. We always strive to give our visitors insight into our culture and heritage. Learning through preparing and sharing good food is one way of doing that, which all people can enjoy.”


A New Culinary Experience
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The experience is offered daily and is available in two time slots: 10am – 12pm or 1pm – 3pm. Prices start at Bt1,111++ (IDR 485,000) ++ per person, with a minimum of two people required. Families and children aged 8+ are welcome to join.


For more information and reservations, call +62 (0) 361 – 975 – 685 or email: info@tanahgajahubud.com.



Source: Balcony Media Group.

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