There are a few things to get straight about Mozaic. Firstly, if you are looking for classic crowd pleasers you need to look elsewhere. If, however, you are in the mood for something truly unique, say, a tasting journey that takes you off the beaten path and into the realms of the gastronomically extraordinary then take a seat in the enchanted starlit grove, amidst palms, ferns and flickering tiki torches and prepare for the culinary ride of a lifetime. And yes, it is one the most expensive dining experiences on the island – so dress up and come prepared to splurge.
French-American chef Chris Salans melds classic European techniques with unbridled imagination and experimentation and a deep passion for his food muses – the exotic herbs, spices and fruit of Indonesia. A choice of four tasting menus are offered, the six-course “Surprize” menu is perhaps the most flamboyant, with each course based on a particular island ingredient, maybe ginger flower, kluwak nut, jackfruit or soursop. Exclusive cooking classes in the workshop (which looks like something straight out of Vogue Living) focus on discovering Balinese ingredients and how to apply a little Mozaic magic.
Set in the foothills of Bali, 35 kilometres from Seminyak, Ubud is an arts village surrounded by rice fields, palm groves and dramatic forested ravines. Known as the cultural heart of the island, it is also a haven for gourmands and those looking to tap into the more spiritual side of the island.
Mozaic | Jalan Raya Sanggingan, Ubud | +62 361 975 768