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Alila Villas Uluwatu beckons with new culinary offerings

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Interior of The Warung
Interior of The Warung
‘Bird’s Nest’ at QUILA
‘Bird’s Nest’ at QUILA

QUILA – a portmanteau of ‘qui’ (he who transforms) and ‘la’ of Alila ¬– is the latest dining experience offered at Alila Villas Uluwatu.

Alila Hotels & Resorts, one of three brands under Two Roads Hospitality, has refreshed its culinary offerings with two restaurants – one new and the other, revamped – in southern Bali. 

QUILA – a portmanteau of ‘qui’ (he who transforms) and ‘la’ of Alila ¬– is the latest dining experience offered at Alila Villas Uluwatu.

Aimed at “(exemplifying) multi-sensory savoir-faire”, according to Marco Groten, general manager, the restaurant offers diners a daily-changing dinner menu curated by executive chef Marc Lores Panades.

“The culinary scene in Bali is constantly changing and chefs are always looking to introduce the unexpected, which is evident at QUILA,” shared Groten.

“Since the launch, we’ve had numerous chefs visit to participate in the gastronomic surprise that we are offering.” 

Here, dishes are Mediterranean-inspired creations, which combine fresh seasonal local produce with modern cooking techniques. 

What’s unusual is that there is no menu here, as each plate is tailor-made to each guest’s likes and dislikes. 

The restaurant takes a maximum of 10 guests per night in its five-table indoor setting, to ensure an elevated and intimate dining experience. 

At the 56-room property’s other restaurant, The Warung, “we wanted to retain the essence yet enhance the establishment into a must-visit culinary destination not just for in-house guests but also the locals,” said Groten.

The revamped menu features fresh, organic plates reflecting the rich and exotic flavours of Balinese cuisine. 

Signature dishes include Ayam Betutu, a stuffed chicken dish filled with herbs and cassava leaves, wrapped in banana leaf and slow-steamed for three hours, and Babi Panggang, pork ribs slow-cooked with spices before being grilled on coconut husks. 

Dishes can be enjoyed in sharing portions at casual communal tables, or in one of its private cabanas that overlook the ocean, a romantic experience especially for couples.


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