Ubud food festival 2019, showcase of Indonesian cuisine
The best of Indonesian cuisine is presented during three days, from 26 to 28 April at the Ubud food festival presented by ABC. It will be a great meeting that will have more than 100 chefs, including 5 chefs who are on the list of “50 best restaurants in Asia”, as well as farmers, journalists and 20 other countries that will participate.
Ubud is located in Bali, is an important tourist area and the cultural and artistic heart of the island of Bali and Indonesia itself.
In its fifth year of celebration, the slogan will be “Spice up the world”, a space to show the diversity of regional cuisines, take advantage of the interest that has awakened its global staging and publicize the culinary identity of the country.
The founder and director Janet DeNeefe from UFF points out that food from the regions of Indonesia such as Acehnese, Balinese, Batak, Moluccan, Papuan, will be able to be explored by the participants, a unique opportunity because foreign restaurants do not have them in their menu, as they find them little valued.
On the other hand, it will be an interesting showcase of haute cuisine with the most recognized Indonesian chefs. In the evening they will join: Luca Fantinof Tokyo’s ilRistorante Luca Fantin (no. 18), Chef Thitid Tassanakajohn of Bangkok’s Le Du (no. 20), Jordy Navarra of Manila’s Toyo Eatery (no. 43), Darren Teohof Kuala Lumpur’s Dewakan (no. 46) , and Jimmy Lim of Taiwan’s JL Studio (One to Watch Award).
Also, a discussion forum is scheduled to address issues such as the reduction of waste in Bali, cooking reality tv shows and even the future of food. As well as showcookings, food tours, markets and special events in different points of Ubud.
“Alongside these unique regional cuisines, contemporary creations prepared by our most outstanding chefs will show that this identity deserves to be better known. I can’t wait to welcome you all to UFF19 as we spice up the world with Indonesian food,” said DeNeefe.