Indonesia Dinner
Bailliage of Bali
Ubud, September 24, 2016
Distinctive dining at The Viceroy Bali with Chefs Nic Vanderbeeken and Thierry Blouet
" Mouth-watering canapés set the scene "

With a recognised track record of hosting acclaimed Michelin chefs, September 2016 was no exception at The Viceroy Bali. A Mexican-European-Indonesian fusion dinner took place in its CasCades Restaurant.

The award-winning chef, also 21st century Ambassador of French gastronomy in his role as Regional Balli of Mexico was Thierry Blouet. Thierry is chef owner of Café des Artistes in Puerto Vallarta. A down-to-earth, recognizably multi-faceted chef, Thierry’s prestigious Michelin experience includes working with Chef Roger Verger at Le Moulin de Mougins, in France and at the Ritz-Carlton in Chicago.

Having met in November 2015 at the International Gourmet Festival in Mexico, collaboration between Chef Thierry and CasCades Executive Chef Nic Vanderbeeken was a fusional experience. Sixteen years in Europe and the Far East has given Chef Nic an eclectic foundation for establishing his own restaurants. His latest is developing the reputation of The Viceroy Bali’s flagship restaurant, CasCades.

Chefs Thierry and Nic’s four hands in collaboration created a spectacular evening. Assembled for the experience were Chaîne members, the Ambassador for Mexico to Indonesia and CasCades Restaurant guests.

Mouth-watering canapés set the scene with definite highlights: flour tostada; smoked tomato with chipotle and corn; corn fritter with caviar.

The Viceroy Bali’s General Manager Anthony Syrowatka, Bailli of Bali, and Bailli Délégué Firdaus Siddik welcomed everyone, especially Chef Thierry.

Both chefs delightedly explained the wine pairings and six courses which flowed elegantly between Mexican and Indonesian delights - Chef Thierry’s octopus and clam ‘adobado’ and his short rib with black mole sauce impressively highlighted Mexican flavours; Chef Nic’s pork belly with sambal matah and black rice kroepok with urab demonstrated amazingly alluring Balinese flavours. Completing flavour explosions were internationally-acclaimed wines including the remaining six bottles of Arnoux & Fils Vacqueyras on Bali.

A musical trio - well-known saxophonist Johnny James with Flavor Miami – set the tone for the success of the evening’s ambience. The culinary chef duo was well recognized by the assembled avid food and wine lovers. Distinctive dining for sure!

Article prepared from a press release by The Viceroy Bali