The Beat had the opportunity to have a close look, and taste, of Seasalt’s brand new ocean-inspired offerings on their menu packed with flavoursome mains to decadent desserts, and a refreshing, organic, planet-friendly cocktail list created by the restaurant’s award winning mixologist duo.
Already on the menu since the beginning of this month, the new additions to the Alila Seminyak’s Seasalt experience include 12 new dishes and eight new inventive cocktails created with an array of ingredients that are locally sourced or homegrown at the resort’s rooftop organic garden.
With a focus on sustainability, Seasalt sources seafood that is wild caught and sustainably harvested from the waters around Indonesia, and partners with Bali Sustainable Seafood, a local social enterprise that provides high quality seafood that is sustainably fished.
Always striving to give guests that “Ah…what a meal” moment, Chef Vivian Vitalis has tapped fresh creative reserves for his new ocean-inspired dishes. Some highlights were The Chilled Seafood Broth and the Bowl of Smoke. The Off The Bone is interesting and a novel way of presentation, and the Octopus ‘Tentacle’ was another winner.
Seasalt dives into the next wave of mixed drinks – sustainable, zero-waste cocktails – that can save time, money and resources while also contributing in small part to saving the planet from added waste. For a truly sustainable sip, Seasalt will also be implementing straws naturally made from sugarcane fibre waste. Seasalt is one of the first restaurants in Indonesia to implement the sustainable, zero-waste concept behind the bar, reusing, fermenting, recycling and up-cycling ingredients that would otherwise be discarded as trash. Think leftover fruit juices, fruit rind and fruit seeds saved from the scrap heap and instead strutting their stuff in exciting ocean inspired craft cocktail creations.
At Seasalt, it all comes together brilliantly in the hands of the award-winning mixologist duo of Ayip Dzuhri, crowned Indonesia’s Bartender of the Year in the Diageo World Class Competition in 2015, and Daniel Gerves, Alila Seminyak’s Beverage Manager and finalist of Bali’s Captain Morgan Cocktail Competition in 2017.