Date for 2: Metis

Out of the multitude of beautiful restaurants you can go to on a date in Bali, Metis is a long-standing favourite amongst expats, travellers and diners with good taste. The French – Mediterranean inspired cuisine features a varied menu of traditionally classic French dishes with a contemporary twist set in an elegant, comfy ambiance. Flawless service in one of Bali’s most sophisticated settings to be fair, Metis’ atmosphere is just the beginning of the seduction into the depths of the five senses. Chef Nicolas “Doudou” Tourneville and Executive Chef Dove Sudarsana have created a masterful menu to accentuate the setting, taking French cuisine to the next level, especially since introducing a more contemporary aspect to the dinner menu, staying true to the fine dining presentation yet sticking to quite a reasonably priced selection of food.

Upon entry, we were escorted to one of the outside terrace tables, where the grandiose view of the garden set the perfect scene for our date. A quick run through the menu and we spotted some of the old favourites on the menu like the La Terrine de Foie Gras and Le Fillet de Bouef which are delightful, but we were more than excited to try some of the new, sure to be, delicious options.

To start off we decided to keep it super healthy with the Le Panier de Crudités (115k) a combination of raw organic vegetables with a strong selection of dips, followed by some classically French frog legs, Les Cuisses de Grenouille (155k) breaded and served with an amazing parsley coulis sauce. We devoured them in seconds and moved over to the bar in between courses, to check out bartender Wanu’s epic liqueur creations. Wanu offers some of the best cocktails on the island, with his home-made selection of spirits in which he only showcases on special events. Ask him to show you, you won’t be disappointed.

After getting a little bit tipsy, my date and I were so excited for what we had lined up to eat. We chose to share three plates including the iconic Mediterranean seafood soup, La Bouillabaisse (275k), Le Jarret d’Agneau (265k), a slow cooked lamb shank (a favourite of the evening), but the most magical of the three had to be La Caille (265k), a roasted, duck-stuffed quail that left us speechless with its presentation and flavours.

Metis never disappoints, and might well be the most romantic location in the area. To end our wonderful date, we had to finish off on a sweet note and what could possibly better the Pista Choc Souffle (85k), a dark chocolate souffle with an amazing pistachio sauce, orange marmalade and coconut parfait? I couldn’t think of anything to be honest.

Jl. Petitenget No.6, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Bali.


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