Following the success of Amanjiwo’s first Culinary Expedition to Java in March 2021, the resort will offer a second event from 26th – 29th August 2021 showcasing delectable cuisine from local Javanese Food Artisans. Named ‘Peaceful Soul’ for the serenity, privacy, and beauty of its setting, Amanjiwo will invite guests to connect with producers from the surrounding villages, who are well-known for their authentic culinary creations, incorporating locally sourced ingredients from Java, such as tempeh, palm sugar and soy sauce.
Hosted by two of Indonesia’s most renowned chefs Ray Adriansyah and Maxie Millian, guests will be invited to experience exquisite gourmet activities over three days, from exciting excursions to riverside breakfasts and an exclusive gala dinner at the majestic Borobudur Temple.
The Culinary Expedition at Amanjiwo commences with a five-course menu prepared by Ray Adriansyah, chef and co-owner of Locavore and Nusantara by Locavore, and Maxie Millian, Head Chef of Apéritif, showcasing modern Central Javanese flavors during a welcome dinner at the property. On the second day, Chef Ray and Chef Maxie will present a traditional Javanese breakfast by the beautiful Progo River. Ending breakfast on a high note, guests are invited to enjoy lupis, cenil and various Javanese rice cakes prepared by Ibu Temu, renowned in Magelang as an expert in the making of jajanan pasar, or traditional market snacks.
In addition to special dining experiences, the journey includes excursions to meet with local artisans, including Kaliandra honey producers and small bath tofu and tempeh makers. The weekend also features a visit to the local culinary gift shop Getuk Eco, a casava cracker factory named Ceriping Pohong, and the Dr. Oei Museum in Magelang. At the museum, guests can join a cooking demonstration and enjoy a lunch prepared by Chef Natalia Halim.
Back at Amanjiwo an intimate dinner prepared by Chef Maxie is available for just eight guests at nearby Pak Bilal’s House. On the final day of the event, Chef Ray and Chef Maxie will come together to serve a magnificent six-course meal prepared with local Javanese artisanal ingredients that are sourced from within a few kilometers of Amanjiwo, creating a culinary masterpiece to match the stunning backdrop at Borobudur Park.
With three-nights to experience this inspiring culinary journey, guests are able to fully-immerse themselves in Amanjiwo’s sacred roots, continuing their exploration of Java. Just two-kilometres away, the temple of Borobudur – a 9th-century marvel with 504 life-size Buddha statues – reveals ancient secrets, while trekking through the lush surrounding landscapes to local villages unearths an entirely new way of life.