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The Dinner Series

In the spirit of celebrating and connecting Bali’s brightest thinkers, Elami and Co. is launching The Dinner Series: a string of intimate evenings in collaboration with Bali’s top cooks, artisans and creators.

Our goal: to connect creatives and highlight the world-class innovation coming out of the island.

Each event will take on its own theme — the first one on October 14th was sustainability. We partnered with Wayan Kresnayasa from Potato Head Family and IBUKU’s Elora Hardy for an evening of consciously-prepared Indonesian food at IBUKU’s newest Green Village home.

Expect breath-taking settings, trail-blazing eats, and plenty of surprise elements. We can’t give too much away, but we can reveal it will be more than just a meal.


The Dinner Series is being co-created with Maya Kerthyasa. Maya is a Perth-based writer and food critic who reviews for the Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide.

 

Every Dinner Series’ guest list is hand-picked from a pool of Bali’s finest local and international creatives. Receiving an invitation simply means that we love what you do. If you are creative, live in Bali and would like to be included in the guest pool, please register your interest here.

For press or collaboration inquiries, please contact Mila at founders@elami.co.

 
 

Heart-warming feedback

“Congratulations on a wonderful evening, such a great success when your guests don’t want to leave and when they do, they leave swapping emails and wanting to stay in touch! The whole evening, the location, the food and the ambience was superb. A great concept professionally executed, absolutely faultless! Looking forward to dinners to come.”

“Friends of mine who went last night said it was the best night they had ever had in Bali and they are definitely in on the next one too!”

“Bravo for last night!”


Events coming up

THE FIRE DINNER

Home-cooking and stories by candlelight.

Our next dinner is served with a side of nostalgia. Tjokorde Raka Kerthyasa of Puri Ibah invites us into his family compound for a meal cooked by his mother and tales from Bali’s enchanting past.

Fire is the theme of the evening, with a menu of classical Balinese dishes prepared the traditional way, on a wood-fired stove.

Expect rare ingredients, colourful stories and a healthy lick of smoke. Hope to see you there, tickets will be on sale soon.


Past events

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THE INDIGO DINNER

Saturday, 15 December 2018
Umajati Retreat
5:30pm to 9:30pm

This evening took us into the magic of Threads of Life’s natural plant-dye studio for a sensory exploration of all things indigo. Chef Fernando de Souza from Mana Uluwatu designed a vibrant menu which nods to the various cultures that work with this wonder-plant.

There were 18 attendees, big flavours, great conversation and, yes, lots and lots of indigo.

THE ORIGINS DINNER

Sunday, 14 October 2018
Green Village Bali
5:30pm to 9:30pm

The stars of this evening were Wayan Kresnayasa, Executive Chef of Kaum and Ijen, Potato Head Family and Elora Hardy, Founder and Director of IBUKU.

Our inaugural Dinner Series event brought these two pioneers together under one roof – the spectacular leaf-shaped roof of IBUKU’s new Eclipse House, to be specific, where Wayan served a host of his planet-friendly dishes, hand-picked from the menus of Kaum and Ijen.

We had the honor to host 15 guests, chosen from a pool of Bali’s finest creatives with the hope of generating lasting connections and, of course, great conversation.