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Exotic Combination of Chinese and Balinese Culture and Cuisine at Mozaic Restaurant Gastronomique in Ubud on Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Bali has a long-standing and intense connection with Chinese culture. The iconic Barong Dance bears a strong resemblance with the Chinese Dragon Dance performed over the Chinese New Year Period. Chinese coins remained a popular form of currency exchange in Bali until the middle part of the last century and are stilled used in Balinese handicrafts and ritual offerings. And one of the Island’s favorite historical epics tell of the 12th century love affair of King Sri Jaya Pangus of the Warmadewa Dynasty who took as his wife a Chinese Princess, Kang Ching Wie of the Chinese Kang Dynasty. That union and the story of their love is still celebrated in parades as part of the Galungan and Kuningan Cycle each year. The Story of King Jaya Pangus and his Chinese wife is presented daily in Bali’s longest-running stage production at the Bali Safari Marine Park’s Agung Theatre.

In keeping with its reputation for undertaking culinary sojourn and the Island’s continuing love affair with Chinese culture, the Mozaic Restaurant Gastronomique is hosting a one-night-only tribute to Chinese cuisine and Chinese New Year on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.

Celebrity chef and Mozaic Owner Chris Salans recently traveled to Shanghai to participate in a spectacular 4 hands dinner called “Black X Mozaic” collaborating with leading Chinese chefs to produce an amazing amalgam of Chinese and Balinese cooking to the rave reviews of Shanghai foodies.

Chris Salans’ proclivity to seek out the best of locally unique ingredients is one of the reasons that sustains Mozaic as one the world’s leading fine dining addresses, served him well in Shanghai and sent him to local markets in search of exotic ingredients that included bags full of spices from the Guizhou area of China: Fermented Chili, Mountain Pepper, Smoked Bamboo and Chili, and Sichuan Pepper. Encountering new taste sensations, Chris returned to Bali brimming with inspirations and ideas on how to combine Chinese and Balinese ingredients and cooking traditions.

Joining Chef Chris in preparing the Chinese New Year dining experience  will be Chef Blake Thornley. After working four years at the Mozaic, Blake moved to Shanghai where he opened his own popular restaurant and embrace many traditions of the Chinese kitchen.

Using the flavors from the Southwest China and the Southeast Asian nation of Indonesia, Chef Chris has created a special tasting-course menu showcasing a culinary marriage that will be the main focus of a truly unique Chinese New Year’s in Bali entitled: Black X Mozaic – Southwest X Southeast – Volume 2.

Commenting on the special Chinese New Year’s Feast on February 5th at Mozaic, Chef Chris said: “I have been marrying the ingredients and flavors of Indonesia to the rarest ingredients from around the world for many years at Mozaic. After my trip to China, I decided to apply the Mozaic philosophy to ingredients from China and specifically the area of Guizhou where Shanghai is located.” Continuing: “For this dinner I am especially focusing on showcasing a modern and innovative approach to Guizhou ingredients and flavors from the terroirs of Shanghai as it will please our Chinese, Indonesia and Western Guests embarking on the ‘year of the pig.”

The “BLACK X MOZAIC” volume 2

A Celebration of Chinese New Year

Mozaic Gastronomique Ubud

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

6-Course Tasting Menu Rp. 1,250,000 per person with optional 6 premium wine pairing Rp. 990,000

8-Curse Tasting Menu Rp. 1,600,000 per person with optional 8 premium wine pairing Rp. 1,200,000

 

Mozaic Restaurant Gastronomique Website

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