Looking for an ideal place to eat? Simply try to come to Wantilan Restaurant at Griya Santrian Beach Resort, Sanur. This venue is very clean and arranged nicely, so that it exudes a great comfort for visitor. Location on the beach makes the atmosphere very romantic. Sunrise, various community activities as well as sea breezes make the meals before you more delectable. Then, having a romantic dinner on full moon will surely be very beautiful, too.
Various menus served are also quite unique. The aroma giving forth is so alluring because it is prepared with selected ingredients and spices. Clearly, the Balinese traditional herbs in use make the food very distinctive. Nevertheless, the delicacies on offer are not only Balinese and Indonesian food, but also European foods. “For local food, we have unique fried rice,” said the Executive Chef, I Made Darma Gunawan.
The fried rice, explained Gunawan, was very special. Ingredients and the serving were special because it was only prepared from the combination of garlic and aromatic ginger. Coming with yellow color, it was served completely with rice, twisted satay, peanuts and crackers. “This fried rice style was inspired by Bira rice, a special dish to entertain guests at the Griya (home to high priest),” he said.
Wantilan Restaurant prepared breakfast, lunch and dinner. Even, seafood grill was a favorite program held every Monday and Friday. At that time, the restaurant took advantage of local seafood products. It was served to all guests and had become a favorite. “We have also prepared a birthday package, Balinese buffet and cooking class for tourists wishing to learn to cook,” he said.
For lunch menu, the restaurant was ready with 40 choices of menu, in which 60 percent were Balinese and Indonesian foods. Especially for dinner, it would be accompanied with melodious rindik gamelan music. In terms of market segment, it did not only target the domestic market, but also foreign markets like guests from Europe, Australia and Asia. “Australian tourists often request local food, such as roasted duck, roasted suckling pig and the other,” he explained.
Other than tourists staying at Griya Santrian, many walking guests staying around Sanur, Kuta and Nusa Dua came to the restaurant to enjoy the specialties. Even, they deliberately come to eat at the restaurant. “The most favored is Balinese food of megibung (joint) package,” he said. Meanwhile, the Griya Corner located in the north of Wantilan Restaurant also came up with favorite menus. However, it dominantly served foreign menus such as Italian, Taiwanese, Japan and Asian foods. (BTN/015)