New rooftop dining concept opens at Mövenpick Resort in Bali

16:24 SGT December 13, 2017
Above Eleven Bali offers a unique Peruvian Japanese menu complemented by striking sunset views over Jimbaran Bay

Above Eleven Bali is a new rooftop restaurant and bar at the Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali that pairs breath-taking views with creative Nikkei cuisine within the Samasta Lifestyle Village.

“The Mövenpick brand is known globally for its culinary heritage, and this new restaurant’s unique gourmet dining concept is therefore an ideal pairing,” said Andrew Langdon, senior vice-president, Asia and chief development officer, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts.

Helming the kitchen is chef Renzo Vachelli, who has brought a choice of authentic Nikkei cuisine to the new restaurant’s menu — an art he has perfected after working several years in top kitchens in Peru. The dishes offer colourful presentations and exciting flavours that reflect a Japanese influence on Peruvian food culture dating back over 100 years.

The new concept restaurant features a quirky maze that leads diners through from the entrance to a generous restaurant space. A contemporary park vibe then emerges with lush greenery and sleek design touches, as well as a choice of indoor and al fresco options for casual drinks and dining.

Complementing the main restaurant, a green garden tunnel opens onto a funky offshoot named Gramercy Park — a chic additional space housing a trendy food-truck-style cocktail and spirits bar named after New York’s fashionable upscale restaurant quarter.

Adding to the sophisticated appeal, Above Eleven Bali is serving an impressive list of cocktails, some inspired by the Peruvian Japanese menu, others more tropical or classic. Good music is another mainstay with live DJs on rotation every night, as well as occasional special entertainment line-ups.

“Since the opening of our resort earlier this year, the aim has been always to welcome guests to experience a stay that is fresh, interesting and enjoyable. Above Eleven Bali has all three of these elements rolled into one,” said Horst Walther-Jones, general manager of Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali.