Two of the island’s most renowned chefs, Will Meyrick of Sarong Group and Kevin Cherkas of Cuca restaurant, have partnered for a special dinner to celebrate the best of Kalimantan cuisine.
Taking place on Saturday May 11 at 7.00pm the Kalimantan Dinner will be hosted at Will’s much loved Som Chai Bali restaurant in the heart of Seminyak. As the event’s name suggests, the evening will be a foray into Kalimantan cuisine, the little-known Indonesian province on the island of Borneo. In pursuit of knowing more about the district and its edible delights, the chef duo landed in southern Kalimantan recently to discover the stories behind its delicious traditional dishes. They immersed themselves in the history, recipes, culture and nature of the region and merged their experience with their lifetime of knowledge in the kitchen, for a traditional feast they can’t wait to share.
“Will sees a new dish as a child sees a puppy, the excitement and love he has for food is unlike anyone else I have ever met,” says Kevin about his partner in crime. But it seems Will is just as much a fan. “Kevin grasps the stories behind dishes; his thought process allows him to see things in a completely new way.”
On Kalimantan Dinner, guests will be greeted to a jungle-inspired soiree designed around the senses. The night’s festivities will include the premiere of a short documentary depicting the chef’s recent Kalimantan adventure, and share some behind-the-scenes footage of the creative duo crafting the dishes for the event. But the highlight of the evening will of course be the food, designed as a story-like menu divided into chapters so as to convey the wonder of Kalimantan and its legendary cuisine. This special event is a true collaboration built on joint discoveries, discussions and ongoing experimentation. For ticket or more info, contact +62 878 8866 1945 or click www.somchaibali.com