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In the movie Eat, Pray, Love, Julia Roberts’ character went to Italy to eat, India to pray and Bali to love. We say she could have saved on flights and done all three in Bali. Here, Forbes Travel Guide’s list of the best places to eat in Bali:
1. Ku De Ta. Breakfast on the expansive patio overlooking the ocean is a must. You’ll find wonderful pastries and fresh juices. Come later when the DJ is in the house if you want more of a dance party with your meal.
2. Kayaputi. Located in the St. Regis, Kayaputi means white wood—and that’s exactly what you’ll see in this clean, elegant glass space with water views and outdoor seating. The Asian-inspired menu focuses on fresh ingredients. Be sure to reserve a private cabana for a romantic dinner and save time for an aperitif at the champagne bar.
3. Metis. Dine on exquisite French Mediterranean cuisine under the stars at this open-air restaurant from chef Nicolas Tourneville. Dishes include roasted quail with pan-seared foie gras, vanilla pumpkin mash and dry winter fruit couscous; and black cod with linguini pasta and bonito flakes.
4. Ko. The Japanese restaurant inside the Intercontinental offers teppanyaki, a sushi bar and a la carte dining in a stunning Japanese country house setting.
5. Mozaic. This acclaimed market-driven French restaurant offers four six-course tasting menus, including a discovery menu that focuses on fresh Indonesian ingredients, with an excellent wine list to match. Chef Chris Salans goes to great lengths to source the finest ingredients and constantly changes his menus. He also hosts workshops and cooking classes at Mozaic.