Resort & Spa Provides Personal Experiences With Balinese Cuisine
One of the leading 5-star hotels in Bali, Ayana Resort And Spa, not only offers excellent hospitality but it also offers its guest many other experiences that they tell to their friends and family. One is learning the Balinese culture and the most outstanding being Balinese cuisine.
The Balinese people take a lot of pride in their food and recipes and all for a good reason. The indigenous Bali cuisine, with rich flavours and delectable tastes, is in a class of its own. It is for this reason that the Ayana resort and spa started a cooking class experience to allow its visitors experience a side of Bali that makes the island stand out.
The cooking class Bali experience offered to the guests at the hotel is always the highlight of their stay there. The class involves more than just cooking and tasting of the Bali cuisine delicacies. It is an experience like all the others at the spa. It is an experience that majority of the guests look forward to and which the hotel does with great professionalism surrounded by amazing ambience. For many guests, the cooking class is the highlight of their visit to the resort and spa.
The cooking school
The cooking class starts early in the morning. The guests taking the class assemble and together they leave for the market, accompanied by the hotels culinary team made up of professional chefs. The Bali market has all kinds of indigenous ingredients and the first step is introducing the guests to the various local ingredients on offer. They then proceed to buy the fresh ingredients they need for their Balinese cuisine experience.
During the visit to the market, the hotel staffs encourage the guests to interact with the locals in order for then to understand better the local Balinese culture. One of the ways to learn and understand the culture is by watching the locals carry out their daily rituals. One of the rituals the guests witness is an offering ceremony religiously performed in a local temple. After this, they buy their ingredients and set out to start their cooking and sampling experience.
The guests, under the guidance and directions from the hotels culinary team, learn how to prepare the rich variety of ingredients before they start cooking. After preparing the ingredients, the guests then go on to cook their recipes. As the food gets ready, the hotel staffs take the guests through a crash course touching on the herbs and indigenous plants that make Balinese cuisine stand out. They learn about the various flavours and tastes, the purposes of the ingredients, including the health benefits and much more.
Besides feasting on the food they cooked, the guests also get to experience how a five star hotel kitchen works. They interact with the staff, ask questions and get to learn much more than they anticipated.
The package and price
The cooking class has two packages. The packages are the cooking itself in the cooking class and kitchen, and the journey to the market to buy fresh ingredients while at the same time witnessing the religious ceremony. Cooking class prices are not a part of other hotel packages. Guests pay for this experience separately and pay an additional tax for it. The hotel informs the guests about this before they enrol for the class.
Location of the cooking school
The cooking school is conveniently located within the resort and spa. The school also offers everything you would expect a 5-star hotel to offer and a great ambience. A professional culinary team runs the school, which means that everything from the preparation to the end dishes is exceptionally great quality.
The class is a single day affair but it leaves guest yearning for more. It imparts the guests with skills that make them remember Bali for a long time to come. On top of the cooking, the guests also appreciate learning more about the Balinese culture and their rich ingredients offered in the market.
Wrapping it up
Guests checking in the Ayana resort and spa look forward to the Bali cooking class experience because it makes them feel closer to the people and culture of the Balinese. It is an experience equivalent to any other activity offered at the hotel. This and many more experiences are what make Ayana resort and spa stand out among other properties.