At the luxurious eco-healing retreat Fivelements, health and wellbeing are not mere catchphrases but rather a living, breathing mantra. Food is at the heart of this concept and Sakti Dining Room, housed in a soaring bamboo structure on the banks of the holy Ayung River, is the setting for the island’s most transformative dining experience. The restaurant goes beyond healthy vegetarian cuisine and into the realms of epicurean adventure thanks to an entirely raw fine-dining menu. Yes, that’s right: entirely raw.
Even after working through the exquisite seven-course tasting menu you will feel light, energised and quite possibly a little bit high. High on life that is. Often called “living food”, the philosophy here is that raw plant-based food retains its essential life force, as well as enzymes, nutrients and proteins that are often destroyed in the cooking process. Regardless of its healthy goodness, this may well be one of the most memorable meals you ever have. Fivelements also offers inspirational culinary retreats from one to seven days. Teaching the basics of preparing raw food, retreats also include good-enough-to-eat healing and rejuvenation therapies, like superfood facials and raw chocolate body masks.
The lush rainforests of Mambal are about 20 minutes west of Ubud and are home to Bali’s famous Green School, the Bamboo Chocolate Factory and famed jeweller John Hardy’s design compound and showroom.
Sakti Dining Room | Fivelements Mambal, Abiansemal, Badung | +62 361 469 206