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Village Dining

With the Bali Aga

IDR 4,500,000++ per couple

From the culinary team at Alila Manggis comes an extraordinary dining experience curated specially for couples, offering a celebration of endless romance in a uniquely timeless setting. Crafted exclusively for one couple per day, this epicurean journey takes guests to the ancient pre-Hindu era village of Tenganan in East Bali, home of the indigenous Bali Aga that has remained unchanged for centuries, where they will have the privilege of dining in the home of Pak Gede, one of the village residents.

Entering Pak Gede’s house compound is like stepping into a museum. The architecture is that of a well-preserved ancient Balinese-style house with largely open structures within a high-walled garden compound, including separate structures for the kitchen, sleeping areas, bathing areas and shrine.

Inside the living quarters, a spacious roofed platform, known as the bale sekenem with six massive pillars made from ulin wood, is used for weddings, the puberty rite of teeth-filing, and countless festive celebrations in the Balinese calendar. A low dining table set in the the bale, complete with earthen tableware and traditional oil lamps, provides the setting for the authentic culinary experience to come.

In the kitchen next to the bale is where Pak Gede’s wife will prepare Bali Aga delicacies on a flaming coconut husk fire pit, assisted by a butler and chef from Alila Manggis. On this special menu for two will be a delicious feast of homemade Balinese dishes, including soup, a selection of five family-style dishes, and dessert. Experience the perfect ensemble of a romantic, Balinese family meal with the luxury of a private butler, and wine and champagne pairings, while being serenaded by a Balinese musician playing the rindik, a traditional bamboo instrument.

++ indicates 21% tax and service charge.
Single supplement applies at 35% of second person charge.

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