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The Edge of Pleasure

News   •   Feb 09, 2014 02:11 WIB

Sprawled over 100 hectares of coastline in Tabanan, Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort makes a great day trip, with its stylish restaurants, mesmerising ocean views and plethora of leisure activities. The beautiful sea temple of Tanah Lot is one of Bali’s most popular attractions, and its busiest; but here’s a tip, avoid the crowds and enjoy fabulous views over the temple from the lush surrounds of this luxurious resort. Hypnotic views aside, Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort serves up inspired cuisine in a range of settings, alongside a stunning, multi award winning 18-hole golf course designed by Australian legendary golfer Greg Norman. The scenic course winds between rice fields and the sea, with five ocean-side holes and two cliff-to-cliff tee offs providing one of the world’s most unique golfing experiences. Non golfers can indulge in a deluxe spa treatment, or explore the local scenery and villages on a rice field cycling tour, while little ones will love the Kids Club with activities like Balinese dance, treasure hunts, obstacle courses and fishing. The newest leisure attraction at the resort – Paint Ball – is guaranteed to add colour to your day, as you get kitted out in army greens, a helmet and an air rifle, and play war games in an atmospheric jungle-like setting.

No matter how active (or inactive) you choose to be, replenishment is always a pleasure at Pan Pacific with a number of elegant restaurants and cafes to choose from. We head to the Pool Grill, an open air pavilion nestled between a picturesque lagoon-style pool and the ocean. The setting sun has bathed the sky in rosy swirls, and the sound of waves crashing on the cliffs below makes a soothing soundtrack. While lunches are a casual and agreeable mix of pizza, burgers, sandwiches and salads made fresh from the resort’s organic gardens, dinner focuses on premium imported steaks and seafood. We start with Salmon Rillettes, a mellow yet flavourful, pate-like concoction of flaked salmon, cream cheese and fresh herbs served in a small glass jar with fresh home baked sour dough. Mains are impressive, including Harvey grass fed Australian beef in a range of cuts, Midfield Australian lamb, and Indian Ocean fish. Well seasoned Executive Chef, Bradley Froehlich hails from Canada, which perhaps explains why Alaskan King Crab, one of the world’s rarest and most expensive crustaceans in the world, is also on the menu.“Some things in life you don’t need to mess with,” says Froehlich, who treats us to a platter piled high with thick chunky crab legs, lightly steamed and served simply with clarified butter.
The wonderful natural flavour shines through, and the taste is a little like sweet lobster. Imaginative side dishes are served in black stone pots including Scallop Potatoes layered with melted aged cheddar, giant Baked Yukon potatoes, tender Poached Asparagus with
Orange Sauce and Soy Glazed Bok Choy. Desserts range from homemade ice cream, including Salted Caramel and Balinese Vanilla Bean to Fruit Salad with Sorbet and Mango Brulee. We opt for the Raspberry and Monggo White Chocolate Parfait, a light and tropical dessert, with slices of chilled parfait scattered with fresh mango, strawberries, chocolate ganache and meringue drops. Alison

Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort | Jl. Raya Tanah Lot I P +62 361 815 900 | Open 12pm - 10pm

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