The recent appointment of renowned Italian Chef Egidio Latorraca to the kitchen of Bella Cucina at InterContinental Bali Resort is marking a return to the roots of traditional Italian cuisine via an inspired and innovative new menu.
A graduate of the Istituto Amerigo Vespucci and a Certified Master Chef of Italian Cuisine, Latorraca’s new dishes feature a collection of recipes that have been handed down through the many generations of the family of Chef Latorraca.
Since arriving in Bali, Egidio has been busy acquainting himself with the availability of local produce, including fresh seafood caught daily in the coastal waters of Jimbaran Bay near the resort. He has also been working in the Resort’s on-site garden, supervising the planting of vegetable to ensure a year-round supply of fresh herbs and other organic ingredients.
Passionate about preserving the authentic flavors found in classic Italian cuisine. All pasta served at Bella Cucina
under Egido’s supervision is homemade, following the time-honored process that takes place in the best Italian kitchens on a daily basis.
Similarly, Bella Cucina
strives to recreate the quality time spent at the dining table with family and friends that formed a part of Chef’s Egido’s formative years. His revamped menu evokes a brand of cooking meant to satisfy both the palette and the soul.
Signature dishes include handcrafted Fettuccine with Italian aged-ham, Kalamata olives and oven-dried tomatoes in a creamy basil sauce. There is also the Pan-Seared Duck Breast accompanied with baby organic carrots, eggplant caviar, potato puree and Shimeij mushrooms in a Moscato wine sauce.
Bella Cucina at InterContinental Bali Resort i
s open daily for lunch between 12:00 noon – 3:30 pm and dinner between 6:30 pm and 10:30 pm.
Reservations are recommended.
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