Combining great cuisine and interactive renditions, Banyubiru at The Laguna Luxury Resort & Spa offers an exquisite cultural dining program, involving a Balinese Blessing, fire dance performance and dinner ceremony that take the guests into an intimate journey through Balinese and religious performances.
This fascinating dinner program begins with a gathering of guests at the Cascade bar close to the lobby to view a fire dance enacted by three dancers and two musicians. At the conclusion of this dramatic dance I was escorted with the rest of the guests to an open area just in front of a Pura (temple) in the Temple Garden. Here for the blessing I took part and experienced first-hand the basic ‘five steps’ of the Balinese Hindu prayer procession. A walk through the garden followed this to the Banyubiru Restaurant to enjoy a magnificent pan-Asian buffet meal in the opulence of a fine dining space.
Here the wide range of Asian choices that included Balinese seafood satays, gado-gado, urap, lawar and Bali’s famous suckling pig allowed me to mix my dishes; one of my favourite habits. The suckling pig with its crunchy skin and tender meat was irresistible. The buffet also presented an array of sweets, from macaroons to traditional Indonesian treats such as pisang goreng (Indonesian banana fritters).
The Balinese blessing and ceremony dinner at Banyubiru was just as entertaining as culturally interesting and the dinner itself – Well that was just superb!
The Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa
Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua Lot N 2, Nusa Dua
Tel. +62 361 771 327