Friday, June 21, 2013

Sundara - Tribute to the Glowing Sun


Introducing Sundara, the new beachfront restaurant at Jimbaran Bay. The name is the Sanskrit word for “beautiful” and pays tribute to the glowing sun that warms this Indian Ocean hotspot.

Immediately positioned as one of Bali’s top dining destinations, Sundara, opened February 4, 2013, offers the perfect mix of five-star flair and relaxed beach-club vibe. With its direct beachfront location and panoramic views of Jimbaran Bay, Sundara provides a sexy and sophisticated hideaway – all day from lunch until late night.

Helmed by Executive Chef Greg Bunt and the restaurant’s General Manager Lehfeldt, Sundara is a highly social meeting place, attracting stylish crowd from well beyond Four Seasons. The mood feels modern yet relaxing, cutting edge yet natural. Ensuring a warm and welcoming atmosphere, there’s a constant emphasis on service, promising a relaxed and friendly attitude with sophisticated polish.

Designed by Koichi Yasuhiro from Tokyo’s renowned Design Studio SPIN, the beachfront Sundara features 29,437 square feet (2,923 square meters) on two levels, including a variety of indoor and outdoor settings. Two soaring Balinese-style pavilions create a distinctive roofline, while inside, the décor combines Bali’s unique artistic heritage with an ambience of relaxed luxury. The focus is always on views of the beach and the wide curve of Jimbaran Bay.


The ground level features two main spaces: the big-windowed Sundara Bar and the open-air Sundara Patio, adjoining an open-concept kitchen and featuring a gorgeous al fresco dining area with umbrella-shaded tables. Right in front, on a lower deck, there’s a row of day beds for lounging by the Infinity Edge, just steps above the sand. Next to the day beds lie a row of beach sun lounges for resort guests.

The upper level features the open-air Sundara Mezzanine Bar and the spectacular Sundara Restaurant set beneath a lofty thatched ceiling. This upper floor may also be used as a private function venue for up to 68 guests. The space may be partitioned into three smaller sections – becoming two private dining rooms for up to 14 guests each, and a larger central room for 40.

Cuisine
Executive Chef Greg Bunt’s eclectic international menu at Sundara presents innovative and classic flavours, celebrating seasonal produce from the island. This bold beach restaurant provides a complete experience from lunch until late night, inviting guests to come and graze away the day.

Lunch. The outdoor dining space at Sundara is perfect for a casual lunch. Choices include the wood-fired pizza selection, the signature burger list, sushi or salads, such as the exotic Vietnamese mangosteen salad. A variety of Indonesian specialties and noodle dishes include local favorites, such as satays, bakso and nasi goreng.

Afternoon. Guests may reserve a day bed at the Infinity Edge and bring their swimsuits for cocktails and snacking on casual cuisine that’s designed for sharing. Later, the bar is a lively spot for margaritas and music by the resident DJs. On the mezzanine level, the lounge is a more relaxing venue for pre-dinner drinks, while watching the sun set over beautiful Jimbaran Bay.


Dinner. In the evening, Sundara transforms into one of Bali’s most sophisticated dining experiences, focusing on steak and seafood. Start with selections from the charcuterie kitchen, sampling the Spanish cured ham (Jamón Ibérico), duck, pork and pistachio terrine. For the main course, select from the imported prime cuts of grain-fed or Wagyu beef, or a whole baked snapper, served with spicy local sambals. To finish, there’s a wonderful international cheese selection and decadent beachside desserts.

Late Nite. After dark, the beachside mood at Sundara becomes candlelit and sexy with a variety of cocktail and wine selections.

Cocktails & Wine
Sundara Bar is proud to feature cocktails designed by one of the world’s leading cocktail authorities, mixologist Javier de lasMuelas – owner of Barcelona’s Dry Martini, recognized as one of world’s most influential bars.

Using the freshest ingredients in tune with the latest trends, Javier de lasMuelas has crafted a selection of classic favorites as well as innovative one-of-a-kind creations. The signature cocktails that will feature are Smoked Berries, a fruity and smoky cocktail which bursts with sweet and sour flavours and is perfect for a sunset experience. Another signature cocktail which is an evolution to the gin tonic, is the light and refreshing Jim-Let Fox-Trot.

Giving a unique touch, spirits have appealing ingredients and are interesting in their preparation.

Sundara’s wine list features an exciting and diverse international collection of still and sparkling wines, selected to perfectly match the cuisine served. With a perfect balance of old and new world wines, eleven select wines are available by the glass, while premium wines are conserved in state-of-the-art “Le Verre de Vin”. The wine list is presented on electronic tablets, making it fully interactive and informational.

Private Dining
Two private dining rooms are available for up to 14 guests each. The entire restaurant may be booked for up to 283 guests.

Hours
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Cocktails: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Swim Time: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Sundara
Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran
Kuta Selatan, Bali 80361
Telephone: (62 361) 708333
Facsimile: (62 361) 701022