AYANA Resort and Spa Bali has just unveiled the it’s recently renovated areas: Padi Restaurant and the Ballroom.
Padi, previously the resort’s Thai restaurant, has been completely renovated and expanded, and its dinner menu re-launched with an ‘Asian Spice’ concept offering Indian, Indonesian and Thai cuisine. The international buffet breakfast served at Padi every day has also been re-launched to offer a gourmet dining experience at six different food stations.
Padi’s dining area has been expanded to cater for up to 225 guests at any one time. It now features a magnificent open ‘hot’ kitchen where guests can watch native Indonesian, Indian and Thai chefs working alongside each other with fiery flair and fast-paced action, to prepare dishes from their homeland for the new pan-Asian dinner menu.
The Indonesian menu comes mostly from Java, complementing the Balinese menu available at Langit Theatre.
Padi’s design features a new entrance with a covered walkway adorned with Indonesian artworks, including a Balinese wood carving believed to emit positive energy to everyone entering the restaurant.
Inside, Indonesian heritage remains the main theme of the décor, with traditional textiles, magnificent wood carvings, and a thatch-roofed ceiling featuring an original painting from a Klungkung village, which depicts a scene from the Ramayana epic. Large lanterns suspended from the ceiling provide an art deco touch.
Padi now also offers private air-conditioned dining, with two dining areas on either side of the open kitchen that can be closed for up to 10 guests each, in a setting reminiscent of a cocoon.
When the folding doors to each room are fully closed, guests are completely surrounded by wooden ‘bee hive’ door panels and sea-shell walls and ceilings, creating a unique and cozy venue. The dining tables are equipped with built-in hot-plates to cater for ‘live’ cooking by guests and chefs.
“These renovations continue AYANA’s intensive upgrade program, which was launched following our rebranding in April this year,” said General Manager Charles de Foucault. “They follow several other upgrades recently, including the opening of the Rock Bar in July, and demonstrate the commitment by the resort’s owners since they built this property in 1996, to continually enhance the facilities, service and overall guest experience.”