Friday, January 30, 2015

An Enchanted Evening at Sardine, Bali



Yesterday a friend asked me the name of the restaurant we went to in Bali last year.


I'm usually able to remember these details specially with the aid of this blog. Then I realized that  I haven't updated the blog is a very long time. I don't think I even wrote about this trip except for one post about Villa Kalimaya.


Anyway, one advantage of looking back at an experience is that distance cuts out the non-essentials. I'll only write about the things that stand out.

So here's what I remember...



Sardine is one  big open-air pavilion made of bamboo. The mood-setting low lights made everyone look radiant.


The restaurant was created by a chef and an interior designer wife, which is probably why the details are well thought of.


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The pond at the entrance is filled with only white koi--very nice effect.


Back at the table, my view faced the gorgeous lounge area in front of the rice field.

Truthfully, I don't remember the food even if I have pictures. I think it was overshadowed by the stunning design elements, the ambience, my radiant companions,


and more importantly by the conversation around the table.



I think this is what I had--fresh, healthful, sensible.


The open area was too enticing to resist. Right after dinner we moved outside for dessert and coffee.



But I think we had drinks instead and just continued talking.




If only this bougainvillea tree could talk...what stories would it tell?



Wait, a bougainvillea "tree"?!  I can hear mom's voice. "how did it become a tree"?
Here's an undershot just for you, mom!  There's a frame under guiding the branches.


And look at the photo on this link of what the frame looked like before it was a tree.


Sorry I can't seem to tell you more about the food nor the service. I think it was all good. I just know we enjoyed being with each other here and we have good memories of this enchanted evening under the bougainvillea tree.

Sardine 
Jalan Petiteget No. 21
Kerobokan, Bali 80361
Tel +62 361 8436333

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