We wanted a special night out, one of those candle lit meals with a moody, beachside romantic ambience, and fine dining to make for memories, you know what I mean? Cue an old favourite - Ku De Ta in Seminyak. We've been going there for years and it remains an ever chic and ultra special kind of place to relax and mingle and lounge and soak up the very best of that modern exotic style that Bali does so well.
Hanging lanterns line the entrance and you're greeted by friendly staff who lead you to your table, set perfectly to be framed by that always impressive view! By early evening the star of the show is the food - Ku De Ta runs the gamut of international cuisine, prepared by world class chefs ... always impressive and delicious.
Come of a day and you're in for a chill out zone, with ambient beats played until the sun begins it's crawl back down - you get perfect sunset views to enjoy a cocktail and let the whole scene wash over you. As the night wears on the music starts to rise and the - later after dinner is done - the party set creeps in. There's always a line up of international DJs making appearances here and it's a great spot to come along for a sunday session.
The Ku De Ta claim as "where art meets fine dining in a collision of culture and epicurean fantasy" always rings true - we left our dinner here feeling indulged and well satiated, and with a little hint of the cool factor still lingering as we made our way back to our private villa. It's just that kind of place. The music, the food, the wine, the people ... it's a definite 'scene', and one we keep returning to again and again!
Images courtesy Ku De Ta