Day 9: Travelling to Ubud and staying at the Kamandalu Resort
Day 10: Ubud- Dinner at Bridges
Day 11: Ubud- Market trip, cookery class and dining at the Cascades restaurant at the Viceroy Bali.
Day 12: Ubud- Cycling tour through the paddy fields, Luwak coffee tasting and snakes!
Day 13: Final day in Ubud, and finally getting to eat at Restaurant Locavore.
After failing to secure a table for dinner at the Locavore restaurant (tables were fully booked for the whole duration of our stay in Ubud-unbelievable), we decided to take a visit during lunch time when the restaurant wasn’t as busy. Now after eating at the restaurant, I know why it was so hard to get a table. The food is utterly fabulous!
We arrived not long after the restaurant had just opened for the day at around midday. There were only two tables occupied; a family of asian tourists that spent most of the time in silence and preoccupied with their phones, and a young loved-up couple oblivious to the world. We chose to sit by the window as the restaurant was quite dark even though it was the middle of the day. Carl quickly occupied himself by admiring the furniture and taking photos. As it was an open kitchen, Carl got talking to the chefs and mentioned how difficult it had been to get a table for dinner so we had to come for lunch instead.
The menu was quite small but there seem to be an option to cater for everyone; fish, chicken, rabbit, vegetarian etc. We ordered the pork terrine as a starter to share but as a lovely gesture for not being able to get a dinner booking, they brought out a complimentary starter of octopus and chorizo salad. How nice of them! We then tucked into our mains. Carl opted for the rabbit cooked three ways whilst I had the Barramunde with oxtail (say what?). It was hands down the BEST main meal I had in the whole of my stay in Indonesia and easy to see why the Locavore is ranked no.1 in Ubud. Despite being stuffed to the brim, we just had to have a dessert but decided to share the chocolate semi-freddo and passion fruit sorbet. They knew we ordered it to share so gave us another scoop of passion fruit sorbet for free! We were being seriously spoilt,hey have definitely redeemed themselves (and then some).
Just when we thought we couldn’t eat anymore, after asking for the bill the waiter bought over two freshly baked madeleines accompanied with some creme anglaise. I am not even sure where I put it but they were devoured as quickly as they were put down on the table. The service was just as good as the food which was served.
We took a stroll around the busy centre before stopping off for a drink and then catching the shuttle bus back to our villa. All that walking around got our limbs all achy and tired so we booked in for a 90 minute massage at the spa on the resort. After having such a big lunch, we stayed in on our last night and ordered a few snacks from room service. It was sad to think that it would be our last night in Indonesia.