Many people get shocked to hear that after 2 vacations in Bali I gained 3 frikkin’ Kg! But after seeing my posts on the food in Bali, especially all the yummy food we had at Gaya’s restaurant you will see why I found it in myself to stuff all that food down my tummy. It was just too good not to! =P
We wanted this vacay to be relaxing so most of the time we just lounged around Gaya Fusion and ate at their resto, which is so lovely and full of art – from the servingware to the decor. I loved being surrounded by so much beauty! (If you are interested the art works are for sale as well.) The ambiance was so relaxed during the day with the beanbags that just beg to be used. Dinners were so romantic too!
The food was amazing. We liked almost everything we had! The ingredients were fresh. The bread was freshly baked (those breadsticks are the bomb!)To try out the pastas, we tried the Tris Gaya: Potato Spinach Gnocchi, Eggplant Ravioli, Linguini Pesto. It was such a pleasant surprised that everything was so good – and colorful too!
Crispy spring rolls surrounding succulent array of vegetables with chicken and sweet and sour sauce. I agree with the menu the “combination of flavors explode in you mouth!”Crepes filled with spinach ricotto and light gorgonzola bechamel. Holy crap this is good. My mouth is watering just recalling those delicate flavors.
I usually prefer my Spaghetti aglio olio e peperoncino more garlicky and spicy, but it’s totally my fault because we asked them not to make it too spicy, because they take spicy to a different level in Indonesia. So next time, if I ever order this again, we wont ask them to tone it down. I love how the colors match the colors of their simple centerpiece too!
On our last dinner we decided to splurge (in calories too!). We started with complimentary amuse bouche of fried sesame crusted balls of minced fish. (I wasn’t a super fan of this) but again we couldn’t help ourselves to their amazing bread and breadsticks.
This mushroom risotto was delicious with a twist. I loved the contrasting textures… crunchy tempe and creamy risotto with mushroom cream. Definitely something to try!
TD had the australian rack of lamb which he thoroughly enjoyed and it was quite a steal too for only Rp 105,000 or about 10 USD. It was served on a bed of fresh seasonal beans and mixed spice infused demi-glace.
For dessert, instead of going down to Gaya Gelato for cheaper scoops of gelato, we tried their Chocolate Melted Centre which is basically lava cake with espresso gelato and chocolate sauce. Good. God. It was amazing.
Part of our amazing weekend in Ubud was the delicious food in Gaya Restaurant, completed by gorgeous presentaion, the beautiful ambiance and decor and friendly service. The best thing about our meals were the gelato desserts. Yes I admit. We ate gelato every single day. It couldn’t be helped. It was so good. So I’ve saved the best for last. I hope you enjoyed my Gaya series of posts and tomorrow I end it with a post on Gaya Gelato – the best gelato in Bali. (Though some would say Asia.)
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