Following the success of the first Culinary Expedition to Java in March 2021, Amanjiwo is pleased to announce a second Culinary Expedition to be held between 5 – 8 May 2022. The experience is in collaboration with Teka, one of the world’s leading specialists in home appliances, to celebrate the flavourful cuisine created by Javanese Food Artisans. Named ‘Peaceful Soul’ for the serenity, privacy, and beauty of its setting, Amanjiwo invites guests to experience an exquisite gourmet immersion over three days, from exciting excursions to riverside breakfasts to an exclusive gala dinner at the majestic Borobudur Temple.
Hosted by Teka’s Brand Ambassador who is one of Indonesia’s eminent chefs and culinary guru, William Wongso, and Amanjiwo’s Executive Chef, Reza Kurniawan, guests will connect with local producers from the surrounding villages who are well-known for their authentic culinary creations that incorporate locally sourced ingredients from Java, such as tempeh, palm sugar and soy sauce. With this special programme, Amanjiwo proudly supports local communities in close proximity to the resort.
An Elegant Gourmet Journey
The Culinary Expedition to Java at Amanjiwo commences with a five-course dinner. As a warm welcome for guests at the resort,Chef William Wongsoshowcases modern Central Javanese flavors.
On the second day, Chef William will present a traditional Javanese breakfast by the beautiful Progo River. Bamboo mats, pillows and low tables will be set up in traditional ‘lesehan’ style allowing guests to soak in the scenery and the abundant spread. Ending breakfast on a high note, guests are invited to enjoy lupis, cenil and various traditional Javanese rice cakes or jajanan pasar.
On the final day of the event, Chef William will serve a magnificent six-course meal prepared with local Javanese artisanal ingredients sourced from Amanjiwo’s locale, creating a culinary masterpiece to match the stunning backdrop of Borobudur Park.
In addition to curated dining experiences, the journey includes excursions for guests to visit and interact with local artisans, including the Kaliandra honey producers, tofu and palm sugar makers, local culinary gift shop Getuk Gondok HJ Sri Rahayu and the Dr. Oei Museum in Magelang.
At the museum, guests can join a cooking demonstration and enjoy a lunch prepared by Chef Reza who will share a traditional Javanese recipe and Javanese-inspired petit fours. He will also present a kampung-style lunch on the museum premises, with local favorite Ayam Bumbu Kuning as one of the main dishes.
With three-nights to experience this inspiring culinary journey, guests are able to fully-immerse themselves in Amanjiwo’s sacred roots, continuing their exploration of Java. Just two-kilometres away, the temple of Borobudur – a 9th-century marvel with 504 life-size Buddha statues – reveals ancient secrets, while trekking through the lush surrounding landscapes to local villages unearths an entirely new way of life.
Throughout their time at Amanjiwo, each guest will experience daily breakfast overlooking the dramatic vistas of the Menoreh Hills – an idyllic opportunity to reconnect with friends and families.