S P E C I A L F E A T U R E
Intricate Culinary Cultures
Text: Billianto Bagus Photos courtesy of: Nagisa by Hotel Nikko Bali Benoa Beach
Born to honors both Japanese and Balinese culture, Nagisa by Hotel Nikko Bali Benoa Beach presents a high quality Izakaya drinking and dining experience with stellar authentic menus made by experienced Japanese head chef. Occupying a 400 sqm space of Hotel Nikko Bali Benoa, Nagisa is a lavish restaurant with enticing concept; introducing Japanese ‘Izakaya’ dining culture with authentic presentation. Designed by Pakumala Joehana; an Indonesian graduate of Tokyo Designer Gakuin College, the whole interior of Nagisa is an endeavor to display many Japanese architectural elements and traditions such as the use of wagara as embellishment (Japanese pattern art), a Japanese garden corner, as well as a proper little chashitsu (Japanese tea house) for daily tea ceremony lessons by the restaurant’s executive chef, Katsumi Goda. Hailing from previously famed Benkay of Grand Nikko Bali, Chef Goda-San brings with him 44 years of experience spanning 7 countries to the restaurant. Starting with the commitment to source as much locally sourced ingredients as possible, to the observance of omotenashi, the Japanese unique principle of sincere and wholehearted service, Chef Goda aims to combines Japanese cultures with Balinese-found ingredients and natural elements through his creations at Nagisa.
September & october 2019
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