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Luxury Resort Offers a Tranquil Fine-Dining Experience with Mediterranean-European Cuisine

UBUD, BALI – May 20, 2017 – Perched on top of a cliff where the valley meets the Ayung River, Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve offers more than simply beautiful scenery – it’s a feast for the senses at distinct dining venue, Kubu. Visitors can experience fragrant spices, colorful vegetables, tender meats and fish, alongside international dishes at Kubu where every meal is an elegantly orchestrated experience with, under the direction of Executive Chef Maurizio Bombini.

Kubu, Mandapa’s Mediterranean-European restaurant, named the #1 restaurant in Bali by TripAdvisor for eight consecutive months, offers guests a dining experience amidst a tropical breeze and the soothing sound of flowing water. The signature restaurant’s intimate dining space overlooks the Ayung River creating a romantic and tranquil atmosphere.

A Mediterranean-European-Inspired Cuisine

Kubu features Mediterranean-European-inspired cuisine with a focus on fresh ingredients in both a sophisticated a-la-carte style or specially tailored degustation menus, always catering to the dietary needs of every guest.

Open daily from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., Kubu’s dinner menu features delectable appetizers, Mediterranean-inspired entrees and chef’s collection items. The chef's signature dishes are featured on specialty degustation menus in which guests are encouraged to appreciate each carefully-crafted dishes ingredients and the chef's technical skill. Signature dishes include: Foie gras parfait, strawberry balsamic, hazelnut; Alaskan scallops, Jerusalem artichoke, black radish, kaffir lime jus; Wagyu beef rib eye, braised tongue, celeriac, truffle jus.

Kubu’s beverage program features an extensive selection of fine wines, international whiskeys and refreshing cocktails. Hand-crafted cocktails are infused with refreshing flavors to create unique concoctions, such as the Wasabitini made with Wasabi paste and fresh squeezed lemon.

As Executive Chef at Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Maurizio Bombini oversees all aspects of the hotel’s cuisine, alongside Kubu’s Chef de Cuisine Bayu Retno Timur. Originally from Apulia region, in Southern Italy, Bombini brings his passion for Mediterranean-European modern cuisine to life at Kubu. With a strong focus on locally sourced ingredients of the highest quality – with some herbs harvested from the resort’s own organic garden – his menu features a large selection of fresh caught seafood, sourced from local fishermen and purveyors.

Balinese Harvesting Meets Romantic Bamboo Design

Meaning “hut” or “shelter” in the Indonesian language, Kubu, calls its design from these huts in which Balinese farmers store rice after seasonal harvesting. The signature restaurant pays tribute to the native farming tradition with its open-air bamboo structure and nine private dining cocoons. The sought-after cocoons offer a private hideaway for diners seeking a tailor-made romantic setting. Guests of Kubu dine to the tranquilizing soundtrack provided by the adjacent flowing Ayung River.

Kubu’s design introduces a style that blends Ritz-Carlton’s signature luxurious style with traditional Balinese materials and contemporary accents. The crisp white linen dressed dining tables and geometric dimly lit hanging fixtures, create exquisite accents to the bamboo space’s natural-inspired construction.

Visitors and Mandapa guests alike are guaranteed to be enchanted by Kubu’s thoughtful open-air design, international cuisine and the soothing trickling from the nearby river.

For more information on Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve and for dining reservation inquiries, please visit www.mandapareserve.com.