Banyan Tree Ungasan, Bali presents a special “Taste of Korea” promotion” between 19-26 October 2012 at BAMBU restaurant, with visiting VIP Korean guest chef from Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul. Chef Myung Chul Ham’s professional culinary repertoire extends to leading luxury hotels; as well as the famed Cheong Wa Dae or “Blue House”, the executive office and official residence of the South Korean head of state, where he served as personal chef for two previous Korean Presidents.
Chef Ham is greatly recognised and respected for his “globalised” approach to Korean cuisine, having represented the gastronomic essence his country through his inspired menus prepared for dignitaries during state banquets.
Featured as à la carte and special set menus inclusive of appetisers, side dishes, main courses and desserts, Chef Ham’s signature dishes from CLUB MEMBER’S RESTAURANT, Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul include: UREOK MAEUNTANG spicy rockfish stew, JEONBOKCHO abalone in soy sauce, DAKSAL-GYEOJACHAE marinated and shredded chicken, GALBI-GUI-YANGNYEOM marinated and grilled beef short ribs, JEYOOK BOKKUM sautéed pork belly and NAKJI-BOKKEUM stir-fried baby octopus with vegetables.
After the “Taste of Korea“ promotion, Bambu will adopt from chef Ham, under his credit, selected signature dishes that will feature permanently on its menu. For the region’s gourmands, discerning South East Asian travellers and guests staying at the cliff-top Bali resort, it presents a rare opportunity to savour gourmet Korean cuisine from recipes created exclusively by the renowned Korean chef Myung Chul Ham.
Delivering authentic gastronomic experiences and leading the way for culinary excellence, the week-long promotion is part of a “restaurant exchange programme” held in partnership between Banyan Tree Ungasan and Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul. Through the initiative, chefs across different Banyan Tree Hotel & Resorts are invited to spend time within another of Banyan Tree Hotels and Resort’s stable of thirty properties.
In addition to presenting a cross-cultural culinary experience, the “guest chef” is given an opportunity to impart their own culinary skills through workshops, sharing recipes and teaching traditional cooking techniques with the culinary team hosting the promotion. Bambu restaurant at Banyan Tree Ungasan features Indonesian specialties, international and Asian favourites with both à la carte, live cooking stations and sumptuous buffet feasts in a spacious garden setting.
The “Taste of Korea” promotion being held at BAMBU restaurant, Banyan Tree Ungasan complements the partnership formed between the two Banyan Tree properties and its restaurants; and hosted in response to the “Taste of Bali” promotion taking place 5-12 October at GRANUM DINING LOUNGE, Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul. During the exchange programme, the two hosted chefs from Banyan Tree Ungasan will present Indonesian cuisine featuring Balinese specialities during the promotion.
Banyan Tree Ungasan offers 73 stunning pool villas perched on the pristine southernmost cliffs. Located just 35 minutes by car from Ngurah Rai International Airport and nearby local attractions Uluwatu Temple and beaches of Nusa Dua, the resort promises panoramic ocean views, effortless rejuvenation and unforgettable cultural discoveries for new and return visitors to Bali alike.
The luxury resort has received a number of award and accolades including making Condé Nast Traveler USA magazine’s Hot Hotel’s list 2010, Trip Advisor Traveler’s Choice Awards 2012 Top 25 Luxury hotels in Indonesia, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2011 & 2012, Indonesia Villa of the Year, Indonesia Travel and Tourism Award 2011; and 2011 & 2012 Bali Salon Culinaire Winners with Gold, Silver and Bronze medals (BTN/r).