SOLEIL AT THE MULIA BALI

So after a long wait – here it is my post on Soleil at The Mulia Bali. I remembered I was half past dead – because of the sun ( don’t get me wrong, I love the sun – but the sun was way too “happy” to see me on that day.) but thanks for it sunny! After a full tour of the Mulia (thank you Mika and Diana) J -we head back to one of the many restaurants in the resort, which is Soleil. At a glance, the Soleil is the rendition of Mulia Jakarta’s Orient8. It was a chic, and classy looking restaurant – and most importantly cool (re: the temperature). We met Adhi there – which is the Director of Communication at the hotel.
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Our luncheon is filled with many colorful dishes – which is way too pretty, and all sticking with Mulia’s virtue – pure attention to details.  Plus, with a gorgeous view of the pool and the ocean, I can’t imagine on how ones’ dinner can be perfected during the sunset – of course, with a bottle of wine. I thank you again for the pleasant (well, delicious as a matter of fact) meal, The Mulia Bali – and yes, you should definitely put this place, and resort on your itinerary!

FIRE

Hello! Hello! So this post will end my beautiful encounters on the exotic landscape of W Retreat Bali. This time, we have a thrilling dinner with Director of the retreat himself, Richard Miller. The man always has a generous smile since our first encounters – and I have personally stumbled across many reviews, praising the man’s finest work during his entire journey. Now the menu that we had is called the “Testing Menu”. I swear, I had the menu on my blackberry – but somehow it got washed away. This menu comprises of Chef Richard’s finest dish – placed into a marvelous degustation dinner.

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Fire had me at hello when I saw it. The overall décor is inspired by a traditional approach of the Balinese culture – with its black and white cloth seen across different places of the dining places. The magical chandelier is imported directly from Turkey – representing the element of Fire itself. Below is a circular table representing the enchanting and magical dance of Kecak.

W Retreat Bali Enough with the talk – let’s get down to what you can have shall we? First of all. Don’t forget the many delicious cocktails you can have here. I forgot what Hans and Catherine ordered (but Catherine’s cocktail had bacon on top of it. Serious.) Mine is called Liquid of Fire!!! I just love saying that : ) – it’ has a perfect spicy flavour within it. Which is what I just need!

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For me, Chef Richard food has a very enriching experience – same like Dallas Cuddy, Chef Richard wishes to bring out as many experience within each dish – as many as possible. For example, this next dish here is his very very very very – famous Foie Gras Chawan Mushi. W Retreat BaliI remember this menu names very well as I have been trying to taste it. It’s super super excellent. Personally I don’t like chawan mushi that much considering its bland taste after a while you eat it. However, with a perfectly blend foie gras, everything just got so much better. Be sure not to share this dish (it’ll be a total loss if you only had half bowl for yourself).

Lastly his dessert. Simply one of the most beautiful dessert I’ve encountered. I have met this sort of dessert sphere during my Tesseron dinner at Amuz – which you can read HERE.

W Retreat Bali However, instead of a hollow sphere – Chef Richard, gives us many treats – including a popper candy – you know! Where you can get that zillion pops of candies exploding in your month? No idea – well, guess you have to take it yourself. Chef Richard, thank you so much! W Retreat BaliNevertheless, I just wanted to say thank you to Hans, and Aini and W Retreat Bali for the entire trip – it’s simply one of the best trip I’ve had in my life. And I can’t wait to get back to this island, and resort soon. I hope you’ve had an amazing time – and stay tuned as I’ll give you a sneak peek of what you can find in Mulia Bali – as we had a quick lunch and tour there. Enjoy the sun! Cheers.

W RETREAT BALI SEMINYAK

The Classixx version of Lizstomania was playing when we enter our room, and I was asure that the next 3 days will be super fantastic. Hello! Yup, this is my series of blogpost when Lyon+Mia hit bali.W BaliFirst things first, super uber thanks to Stanislaus Hans for bringing me along on this trip (I can’t thank you enough )- and W Retreat & Spa Bali for being a gracious host! You are simply the best! So over the next few posts, I’ll be showcasing you the WOW life at the W – from having drinks at Woo Bar, a fine lunch at Starfish Bloo, a mind blowing dinner at Fire – including what we had on an exlcusive luncheon with Dallas Cuddy (which is the main highlight of the event). IMG_0134 copyW BaliIts been a while since I went to Bali – and I fell in love with W when I stepped into Woo Bar. I have always promised myself that I’d stay at least a night. And here I am (Thank you God! You sure work in mysterious ways). W Bali W BaliThe W arranged a super stylish BMW X5 to pick us up – its been one of may favourite cars in the world – where we got a great pack of refreshing tools inside – from water, refreshing towel and candies. It’s surely a great start! IMG_0163 copyW BaliThe one thing I noticed about the W is an amazing touch to every details – be it on the moment we checked in by giving a refreshing towel in cute ways, whimsical copywriting on every amenities IMG_0195 copy IMG_0191 copyIncluding toying with your senses of sound by playing its Symmetry Music collection (which is an exclusive album produced by W). IMG_0212 copyIf you don’t have it, I heavily suggest for you to get one! I have been playing the music over and over again for the past week).IMG_0183 copyIMG_0203 copyWe got the Spectacular Ocean Facing Retreat – the bed is super comfy with big sheets ( I love big sheets) since it adds up the comfy feeling – with a huge L couch on the other side of the room + not to mention, our very own balcony, overseeing the main backyard of this hotel, and yes, the ocean. IMG_0208 copyNot to mention, we also had a bathtub, rain shower + where you can pop the roof open – don’t worry, no one will see you) to get a special feeling to your shower. IMG_0188 copyW placed many gifts to us – one of them is cute treats that are placed at our coffee table – this jelly beans , with a note that you can tell a person by the way they are eating jelly beans. True? : P Perhaps. IMG_0217 copyAnywho, I won’t say much. And I hope the photos (I’m trying to ante up my photo skills – which is  part of my resolution hehe ) can share you the beauty of this place – and stay tuned for my next post, which is a sumptuous lunch at Starfish Bloo! See you soon : )