Wanderfood Wednesday — A Lunchtime Splurge in Lovina, Bali

Posted by on Sep 30, 2010 in Sandbox Photography, Uncategorized, Wanderfood Wednesday | 11 comments

Here we are for another Wanderfood Wednesday kindly hosted by Wanderlust and Lipstick.

If you like to kick back and relax, then you’ll love the seaside town of Lovina in northern Bali. Whether you want to sample the local fare, do a bit of sightseeing, indulge yourself at a spa, or laze away the day in your hammock. Lovina is a great choice for the budget traveler. Of course, like anywhere on Bali, if you want to let your budget “go to h*** in a hand basket” you can do that too!

That was my plan when I decided to have lunch at the Damai Lovina Villas; a 10 minute drive from downtown Lovina. A local driver dropped me off and picked me up for $15.00US.

From their brochure:

“Already the subject of several
cook books and magazine articles
the award winning restaurant at Damai
serves organic vegetables and meats from our own small farm,
together with fresh catch from the beautiful Bali sea
and selected imported delicacies.”

From the many delicious choices on the menu I finally chose the “Duck Salad with apple, cranberry and balsamic dressing”. The apple and cranberry complemented the duck perfectly and the balsamic dressing gave it that finishing taste touch. Even before I had my first bite I was “sold” on the magnificent presentation!

Duck Salad

The restaurant offers numerous drink choices, and like the main course, it took me a while to choose. Finally, I ordered the mojita tea, and it was out of this world, with just the right blend of tangy, tart, and sweet.

The grand finale of course was the dessert. They are truly works of art. I wanted one of each, but finally settled on “creamy chocolate with mangosteen sorbet”. If it wasn’t for the sorbet melting, I might have asked them to wrap it up for me to take home. That way I could have admired the artistry a while longer, and then licked the dish clean! Yes, it did taste as amazing as it looked. Once again, the chef had blended the flavors perfectly.

Creamy Chocolate with Mangosteen Sorbet

Lunch set me back about $35.00, and that included the service. This was definitely a splurge, and one that I highly recommend should you be kicking back in Lovina for a few days. You can out read more about the resort and restaurant here.


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11 Comments

  1. What a work of art. It’s too beautiful to eat! Beautiful photos, Nancie!

    • Thank you Carrie!
      All of their deserts were out of this world. The desert chef is definitely an artist.

  2. It’s looks like it was worth the splurge! I especially love the dessert.

  3. Gorgeous!

  4. SUPER yum!

  5. I should never read food blogs while I´m hungry. I want to gnaw my arm off now. Yummmm!

  6. Wow… those are some great food photos Nancie. I always want to take shots like this but am usually disappointed with my effort! I’m hungry now. Thanks for that.

  7. Nothing beats a good splurge once in a while, they look delicious.

    • I would go in a moment 🙂

  8. Looks lovely! Now I’m doubly sad we’re not making it to Bali this year.

  9. Hi Craig, Bali is one of my favorite places. I am booked to go back for Christmas and New Years.

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