In the mystical embrace of Ubud’s rainforests, where nature whispers ancient tales, Alila Ubud is set to unfold a narrative of culinary enchantment this Chinese New Year. As the lunar calendar heralds the Year of the Dragon, the resort beckons guests to a journey infused with the essence of Balinese culture and the tranquility of a sanctuary.
As twilight descends on Ubud, the Barong Dance Dinner marks the beginning of our festivities. Here, beneath a tapestry of stars, the mythical Barong weaves a story of cosmic balance, its dance an intricate portrayal of the eternal dance between light and shadow. Accompanying this spectacle is a banquet that celebrates the island’s culinary heritage, each dish a mélange of local flavors and artisanal craftsmanship.
The narrative deepens with the midweek Spice Market Experience. Guests are invited to traverse the spice-laden paths that once connected Bali to the world. Amidst the fragrant aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, this vibrant bazaar becomes a stage for culinary exploration, where traditional recipes and modern interpretations mingle in a symphony of tastes.
The crescendo of the week is the Year of the Dragon BBQ, a night where fire dances with flavor under the moonlit sky. This evening is a tribute to the dragon’s vitality and grace, mirrored in the selection of grilled delicacies and the freshest catch from the surrounding seas. The air is filled with the sizzle of the grill, the clink of glasses, and the laughter of friends, old and new.
At Alila Ubud, every moment of these celebrations is crafted to capture the spirit of the local community, honoring the talents and traditions of the neighboring villages. This Chinese New Year, we invite our guests to step into a realm where culinary artistry, cultural richness, and serene luxury are in perfect harmony.