BIG-FLAVORED TRATTORIA IN THE HEART OF KUTA
Think home-style Italian food, made just the way it was always intended. An abundance of fresh ingredients, rich flavors and a menu that prides itself on classic, nostalgia-inducing recipes. Isn’t that what Italian food is all about? Bene at The Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort delivers authentic Italian cuisine with a modern twist. Dishes are exquisite yet unpretentious; quality at its finest. The pièce de résistance? A breathtaking atmosphere in which to share this honest food with friends, family and loved ones.
Bene is the latest showpiece of the exclusive Kuta resort. Set over three floors, each of Bene’s dining areas captures the pristine oceanic views, perfect for marveling at the idyllic melting sunset. The first level offers guests the opportunity to feast alongside the lustrous open kitchen, graced by Executive Chef, Rossano Renzelli and his team of culinary maestros. Dine alfresco-style on the middle floor overlooking the superior infinity pool, or opt for the enchanting indoor restaurant for those wanting a more intimate experience. Be sure to take advantage of Bene’s breathtaking rooftop terrace with a pre-dinner cocktail, or perhaps the homemade limoncello – perfectly Italian for that Bali sunset digestivo. For larger groups, a spectacular private room exhibits a single solid tree trunk dining table, surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows allowing you to lose yourself in the panoramic views of the Kuta strait.
Velvety pesto, zesty sun-dried tomato and rich black olive dips welcome you at your immaculately laid table. The evening ambience is exquisite; modern-chic yet light-hearted and upbeat. As you browse the menu, why not whet your appetite and share an antipasto plate? Mix and match your favorite Italian cold cuts and fine cheeses for a truly indulgent appetizer. Save some space for the generous main courses; a spectrum of mouth-watering hearty meals to tantalize your taste buds.
Chef Rossano offers a range of delectable signature dishes to suit one and all. Indulge with the Filetto di branzino con olive timo e prosciutto – sea bream roll with parma ham, thyme and olives in a tomato coulis. For meat lovers, try the Spezzatino di maiale, manzo, e salsiccia con piselli – stewed diced pork, beef and pork sausage with green peas and onion. Top off the perfect family gathering with the heartwarming 48cm Pizza Gigante, or couple with a bottle of chilled Prosecco, just you and your special someone. With over 60 Italian wines available, each plate can be harmoniously matched with a carefully selected grape, recommended by expert Food and Beverage Manager, Eelco Bohtlingk. The Chef’s Risotto ai porcini – Italian rice with porcini mushroom sauce – is elegantly paired with Dolcetto d’Alba from Tre Vigne, imbuing just the right acidity to lighten the dish, with an airy aroma of black cherry and raspberry. Complement the Spezzatino di maiale with Recchia’s Amarone Della Valpolicella; an ultra-creamy wine with a brown sugary sweet finish.
Chef Rossano creates food that is as pleasing to the palate as it is to the eyes. The Italian-born chef has dedicated 22 years to perfecting his culinary genius, gaining invaluable experience in over 12 cities worldwide. Rossano injects his expertize into Bene’s impressive menu, fusing rich imported and fresh local ingredients that will please even the most discerning of guests.
“We are very excited to introduce Bene, and it will simply bring the best of Italy to our diners” says Rossano. “We hope to create an unforgettable dining experience for our guests with sumptuous cuisine, exclusive wine selection, spectacular ambience and seamless service.”
Bene is the third dining venue of the beachfront retreat. Neighbouring Kuta’s luxurious Beachwalk shopping plaza, The Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort also boasts the vibrant cafe restaurant, Feast, and the open-air cocktail haven, The Lounge. Bene’s embodiment of luxury amidst a myriad of amenities makes it the ideal destination for a holiday celebration or special occasion. By combining top-quality food with meticulous attention to detail, outstanding service, and a breathtaking setting, this charming trattoria delivers a slice of quintessential Italy in the heart of paradise. Buon appetito!